Your goals are very very much as mine. I live very well with the assistance of BB&T dividends. If the stock is down at the time it passes to my family that helps with the estate tax. Like you I play golf two or three times per week, travel with the wife and enjoy life. That's what I worked hard for in the textile business for over forty years.
I can see why someone buying BB&T in 1998 and later is in a rush for a big increase in stock price. However, the dividends I receive based on what I paid for it is a great return.
One thing the younger generation may find out if they stay with this stock for twenty or thirty years is that history will probably repeat what has happened over the previous thirty years.
Fan, I would like to think we could get together for a round of two of golf one of these days.