My name is Mike and I’m the author of The Dividend Guy Blog & The Dividend Monk along with the owner and portfolio manager here at Dividend Stocks Rock (DSR). I earned my bachelor degree in finance & marketing, own an MBA in financial services and used to be a financial planner with a CFP title. Besides being a passionate investor, I’m also happily married with three beautiful children. I started my online venture to educate people about investing and to be able to spend more time with my family.
I started my career in the financial industry back in 2003. I earned several promotions along with a good pile of diplomas. I had lots of fun working with clients in private banking for half a decade, but thought I could do more with my life.
In 2016, I decided to take a leap of faith and left everything behind to travel across North America and Central America with my family. We drove through nine countries and stayed three months in Costa Rica before returning home. This was an eye-opening adventure that led me in 2017 to quit my job in the financial industry and pursue my dream; helping others with their personal finance through my investing websites.
You just found the reason why I quit my suit & tie job!
Most investment membership websites will show you a very serious guy in a suit & tie. I decided to quit the classic financial world and live on my own terms. This is how I created DSR in 2013 based on the conviction investing principles should be easy to understand. The truth is that you should not pay someone else 2% of your portfolio to manage your money. You do it because you lack time mostly. DSR has been built to make investment decision easy. No more dilemmas between buying and selling decisions. No more struggling to enter or exit the market upon the most recent news.
The main ideas you will find in DSR are coming from me but I’m not alone in this adventure. V works with me full time as a Core Business Guardian. She is responsible of publishing & editing our content and overview business operations. We also have Pete working as our tech guy to ensure we can improve DSR in a timely manner with new features. The team is set to grow rapidly now as we hire many contractors for stock research and data mining. But do not worry, everything pass through V or me before getting published.
My dream is to create a large business that sole purpose is to empower people to invest their money successfully. Welcome to DSR, welcome to my world!
What is Dividend Stocks Rock exactly?
DSR is a lot more than a simple investing newsletter. Many investing services provide you tons, read too much, of information. After following this path at my beginning, I decided to go the other way around. DSR is now focusing on 4 features covering everything you need to manage your portfolio with great success.
Our portfolio models are built to give you a starting frame to build your own.
- You get a head start with a strong base portfolio
The Rock Solid Ranking is a list of handpicked companies ranked by upside potential.
- This makes buying decision easy
The Stock Cards are two pagers report on company we selected for our portfolios.
- You save time with our on-demand stock card to review your picks
Our premium newsletter review in depth various industries and give you insights on our buy & sell trades
- No more struggling between your buy & sell decisions
Overall, DSR has been built to make your life easy: a clear strategy, a straight forward process and concise information leading to a better understanding of the markets, better portfolios and (hopefully) better returns.
I hope you will join us in this marvelous investing journey and that we will be there to help you saving time and making the right decisions. Until then, I’d like to leave you with my favorite quote…
Success is a science: if you have the conditions; you get the result.