TMFMathGuy

Matthew Frankel, CFP

General Information

Name:
Matthew Frankel, CFP
Fool Since:
October 13 2012
Aliases:
TMFKWMatt82 (8/14/2015), KWMatt82 (1/28/2014)
Where I Live:
Columbia, SC
Where I Grew Up:
Marlton, NJ
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
stocks, options
Stocks I Own:
RIG, O, T, FDX, BAC, OII, TD, BRK-B, CAT, AXP, HHC, DLR, HCP, NOV, AAPL, FIT, GM, PSA, MET, IRM, BABY, EIG, SQ, SKT, ACC, FEYE, BOMN, IRBT, MKL, ESRT, FPI, Short Dec 2018 $90 Calls on SQ

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
Any stock that is the right price at the right time
Industries:
Financials, Materials
Magazines:
Forbes, Money

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Real estate, banking, personal finance, options strategies
Greatest Investment:
Google IPO
Worst Investment:
First Solar at $210
Money I Manage:
I manage investments for family, friends, and of course, myself.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of South Carolina (B.S.) Nova Southeastern University (M.S.) Florida State University (Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning)
Job Title
Investment Planning Specialist
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Former Jobs
Math professor

An Interview with TMFMathGuy

Last updated: 10/14/2014
The Fool:
What industry do you follow most closely and why?
TMFMathGuy:
Banking. Not only because it's my job, but it really does represent some of the best values in the market right now.
The Fool:
What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
TMFMathGuy:
I was a wrestler in high school....
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
TMFMathGuy:
When I was about 15 years old, my grandfather had a book by David and Tom Gardner on his shelf. I started reading it and was hooked instantly.
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My Story

I grew up in a small New Jersey suburb and left to go to school in South Carolina where I got a physics degree. After college I moved to the sunny Florida Keys where I stayed and taught high school math and science for 5 years. Recently, my wife and I moved back to South Carolina where I am now a full-time writer and part-time mathematics professor, and I'm loving every minute of it.