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Brian Stoffel

For six years after graduating from Grinnell College, Brian Stoffel was a middle school teacher. Five of them were spent in inner-city Washington DC at a KIPP charter school that focused getting 100% of students accepted to college. In 2010, Brian and his wife took time off to move to Costa Rica and re-evaluate their life priorities. Six months later, having been an avid blogger on finance and stocks on the Motley Fool's discussion boards, Brian entered the Motley Fool's Writer Development Program. He has been writing for the Fool since 2010, and loves all-things-Wisconsin.

General Information

Name:
Brian Stoffel
Fool Since:
April 5 2011
Aliases:
Cheesehead81 (4/7/2011)
Where I Live:
Shorewood, WI (in Costa Rica Dec-Apr)
Where I Grew Up:
Milwaukee, WI
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Rule Breaker at heart, though increasingly testing my own "Antifraigle" framework for investing
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AFL, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, SBUX, IPGP, VE, MELI, BIDU, ONVO, VEEV, TSLA, YNDX, DNOW, CTRP, TWTR, BITA, NFLX, PCLN, ZEN, BITA, DECK, ISRG, FIT, AAXN, ELLI, PAYC, SHOP

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
FB, GOOG, GOOGL
Industries:
Across the board, though not in to commodities.
Boards:
You'll often find me on RB boards, Supernova boards, and I'm a secret stalking on Saul's investing boards
Books:
The most influential in my life: The Bible, Ishmale, Antifragile
Newsletters:
All
Blogs:
Mrmoneymustache.com

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Motley
Greatest Investment:
AMZN
Worst Investment:
RST
Money I Manage:
Mine and my family's

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Ithaca College, Grinnell College
Job Title
Contract Writer, Supernaut
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Tecaher/Adminstrator, KIPP DC Public Charter School

Interests

Personal Quote:
"And recognizing the losses we face makes finances important only because you probably don't want your main focus during your time here to be money. You want your finances to be sensible, sustainable, provide for you and your family, and not worry you much (some worry is hard-wired in all of us). Period. " -Jeff Fischer-TMF
My Interests:
Nature, reading, coffee farming, football, all things Wisconsin, running.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Abraham Lincoln
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Life is a vacation
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Packers, Brewers
Book Currently Reading:
The Wisdom of Crowds