Editors: Tim Plaehn

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Tim is the lead investment research analyst for income and dividend investing at Investors Alley. He is the editor for The Dividend Hunter, an investment advisory delivering income investments with double digit growth in share price and dividend payments, The Dividend Hunter Insiders for those who want additional income research and access to Tim, Weekly Income Accelerator, a specialty covered calls trading service, and Monthly Dividend Multiplier investors looking to grow their wealth with dividend stocks with a track record of raising dividends.

Tim also co-manages POWR Income and ETF Income Edge with Jay Soloff.

Prior to his work with Investors Alley, Tim was a stock broker, a Certified Financial Planner, and F-16 Fighter pilot and instructor with the United States Air Force. During his time in the service he was stationed at various military locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Tim graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in mathematics.

Tim’s area of specialty is evaluating income generating investments to find the combination of sustainable and growing dividends, special dividend opportunities, and share price appreciation driven by management’s commitment to dividend growth.

He has previously written for USA Today, The Motley Fool, eHow, SFGate, Chron.com, Wikinvest.com, Newsmax Media, among others, and has contributed vast firsthand research to a major provider of data on master limited partnerships. In addition to his duties with Investors Alley Tim is a regular speaker at such live conferences as the MoneyShow.

Response to Tim’s efforts to help everyday investors find stable, consistent, and reliable income has been overwhelming. Many readers have taken time to write in to thank Tim, here are a few of their notes:

“NGL performed like a dream and even exceeded the high end of my expectations. I think this is the 3rd or 4th idea I have received from you where I quickly made more than $10,000.”
— James E.

“I’m 62 years old so I have 4 more years until I have to take out my dividends to live on… so when I accumulate about $1,000 in cash I like to buy whatever is on sale. I just bought you latest recommendation today with the dividends from August. Thanks for the input and great newsletters. Keep up the good work!”
— Cindy K.

“…thank you for taking the time to reply to my inquiry!!  That says “worlds” about you in terms of caring!!  I look forward to future “30 Day Dividends” trade recommendations. “
— Michael D.

“I hold a number of your portfolio selections and am quite pleased with the dividend security and long term prospects. Thanks.”
— Chuck T.

“Thank you for the valuable service you provide. The Monthly Dividend Paycheck Calendar was an eye-opener. I’ve become convinced that the best investment approach for me is dividend income. I was happy to sign up for your service, and to start receiving your recommendations and commentary. One I have especially appreciated was the tax implications for Canadian investors.”
— Stan P.

“Just a quick follow up to let you know that I am now up almost 15% since starting my dividend portfolio in early February. I now own about 15 of your picks and the dividends are starting to roll in. Thanks for your input and keep them coming. I am referring you to several of my physician friends and associates.”
— Victor B., M.D.

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— Annette W.