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I, Richard A. Howard, write the content for My wife, Karen Brockney, designed the site.

I am a retired college professor and technical writer. I taught computer programming, statistics and technical writing at Clark University in Worcester, MA and then worked for Digital Equipment Corporation as a software writer. I have degrees from Iowa State University (B.S.), University of California at Berkeley (M.S.) and University of Massachusetts at Amherst (PhD). My primary areas of study were wood technology and forest management.

I began stock investing in 1978 and was an active trader from 1993 through 1999, when I earned my living trading stocks. Now I manage my stock portfolio (mostly dividend-paying stocks) and trade stocks occasionally.

I created and manage, a site about stocks and investing. the site includes many calculators and sample portfolios of stocks, which include representative stocks from various sectors or industries.

My purpose is to include tools and data about stocks and investing so readers can make their own decisions. Think of as an educational resource. I do not make any specific buy, sell or hold recommendations on the site.

I, Karen Brockney, provide web design for, tech support and encouragement to my husband.

I am a retired minister, technical writer and e-communications director. I served United Church of Christ churches in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before working as a technical writer at various tech companies. My last job was Director of E-Communications at Andover Newton Theological School, my alma mater. I have degrees from Hartwick College (B.A. in French) and Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div).

I have enjoyed designing - and sometimes managing - web sites for non-profits. I'm fascinated by the way communication has changed so rapidly through social media apps and AI technologies. I enjoy keeping up with new technologies and finding new ways to engage our audience.

My main interests are photography, photo editing, and easy hikes in the woods. You can view my videos and photos on Instagram (@kbrockney) and tutorials on YouTube (@kbrockney).

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