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Hi, and welcome to Dividends Diversify LLC.  My name is Tom, your author and editor.

You can learn a little about me right here. Also, my contact information is included at the bottom of this page.

About the Author: Tom

I have been researching, writing, and publishing all of the content at Dividends Diversify since 2017. Here are a few snippets from my past.

Getting My Start

I developed an interest in money, investing, business, and achieving my goals at a young age.

I started mowing lawns around my neighborhood at age 10.   By age 15, I did landscaping work, delivered newspapers, and waited tables at a restaurant.

At 17, I left my parent’s home for good and headed off to university. At that time, the campus community was the perfect place to live for me.

Becoming An Investor

The money earned from working at a young age allowed me to invest in my first stock at age 10. I made that investment through a local company’s dividend reinvestment plan with my Dad’s help and encouragement. More importantly, I have been investing my spare cash ever since then.

Thus, I have over 45 years of personal hands-on do-it-yourself investing experience. My current and past investments include publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and investments in privately-held businesses.

For most of this time, my main focus has been on dividend investing, dividend stocks, and investing for passive income. You can see my passion for dividends by scrolling through the nearly 175 articles about dividend investing and dividend stocks.

A Finance & Accounting Professional

I earned an undergraduate accounting degree and Certification in Public Accounting (CPA) when I was 21. Then spent nearly 30 years as a business professional running the finances for small and large companies rising to Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Vice President of Finance and Administration roles.

During the latter stages of my career, I assumed responsibility for a variety of business functions, including:

  • Business Strategy
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Treasury
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Risk Management

In addition, to understand the full scope of the businesses I worked in, I went on customer visits with sales reps, worked on production lines, and managed inventory in the warehouse.

Nothing builds respect and working relationships more than rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty!

However, in my late 40s, I declared my financial freedom and walked away from the full-time grind of the corporate world. Ahhhh, what a relief.

But I haven’t been sitting around idle.

I view financial freedom as an honor and privilege. So, I never want to waste a moment of it.

Here’s what I have been up to since I left the corporate world.

My Brand Of Financial Independence

After I left my day job, I completed a Master’s degree in accounting with a secondary emphasis on investing and financial planning. Armed with that graduate degree, I pursued a university-level teaching position.

Since then, I have taught many graduate business courses for a local university and mentored dozens of students and young professionals along the way!

What is my favorite course to teach? It is Financial Statement Analysis.

Because digging into a company’s financial statements is a great way to assess its investment prospects and learn about business.

The Founding Of Dividends Diversify LLC

As time passed, I desired to share my knowledge and experience beyond the classroom. As a result, I founded an education and coaching business, Dividends Diversify, in 2017.

Now I spend most of my time researching and writing helpful and informative articles for you, published right here at Dividends Diversify.

Specifically, I share my experiences as a dividend investor. Also, how to set and achieve goals of all kinds.

Plus, with my newfound financial freedom, I’m working on finding my next and best place to live in the United States. Thus, I publish my state-by-state and city-by-city research for you as I complete it. Perhaps it will assist you in finding your best place to live too!

Over the years, I’ve expanded the services at Dividends Diversify by providing live coaching for select individuals and companies. I aim to assist clients in achieving their career, business, investing, and financial goals.

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So, what’s it all about? Please allow me to answer that question next.

“About Me” Is Really About YOU

I bring my investing experience, academic training, professional background, and personal interests to your attention for one main reason.

I do so to leverage my unique experiences to bring YOU the best content possible, inform YOU, educate YOU, entertain YOU, and inspire YOU.

After all, your success is what matters most to YOU.

Other Places You Can Find Tom

You can also find me hanging around on the following social media platforms:




Or you can stay onsite and check out a sampling of some popular articles that I’ve written and posted for you on the:

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Contact Information

The best way to contact me is by email here:

dividendsdiversify (at) gmail (dot) com

However, note that I do not accept guest post articles or requests for links to other websites. These inquiries will go unanswered.

Dividends Diversify’s home office is located at:

2206 N. Main Street, Suite #140
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (800) 605-5129

Finally, thank YOU for stopping by and reading my story. And most importantly, for visiting Dividends Diversify!

That’s all for now. Wishing you all the success in the world. You got this!

Disclosure & Disclaimer

Nothing published on this site should be considered individual investment, financial, tax, or real estate advice. This site’s only purpose is general information & entertainment. Thus, neither I (Tom) nor Dividends Diversify can be held liable for losses suffered by any party because of the information published on this website. Finally, all written content is the property of Dividends Diversify LLC. Unauthorized publication elsewhere is strictly prohibited.