Diversified DRIP investor since 1996 with the goal of using DIV's to support worldwide traveling in my retirement years. After traveling in 48 states and 31 countries I decided to marry in 2010 so I could live a longer healthier life. It is only through this worldwide solo traveling that I have learned the value of living a fulfilling life. Thank you for your interest in me.
I managed large box retail stores for 30 years. I then retired from retail, studied for several years and opened a financial services firm. I was a registered representative for ten years and recently sold my financial services business. Core holdings: EPD, AGNCN, APTS, BIP, CII, CINR, CMO-E, CNNX, COR, CYS-B, EVA, DEA, CELG, CHCT, CII, AMGN, GMLP, GPMT, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, MPW, NEP, NEWT, NLY-F, MIC, NRZ, OHI, OTCM, PFLT, RNP, RTN, RVT, SEP, SIR, STAG, T, TCPC, TSLX, UTF, UTX, VTA, WPC, and BIF as well as QLENX. As a former Registered Rep, I now own zero mutual funds after seeing how they were destroyed in 2008. My investment goals currently are a total portfolio return of over 10%/year with an average yield of over 6%. I am now paying myself 80% of all dividend income and reinvesting 20%. I am completely retired.
Yale Class of '61, Retired Foreign Service Officer with 22 years as Middle East specialist. Over 20+ years as Financial Advisor, CFP(R). Active investor for more than 40 years. Asset Allocation includes 5% MLP and 5% energy services and E&P.