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Education and Work
March 31 2006
Where I Live:
Thousand Oaks, CA
Where I Grew Up:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Large, mid, and small cap stocks, Fool Funds Mutual Funds, ETFs in a 401(k).
Stocks I Own:
aapl, amgn, amzn, atvi, atw, axp, bac, bip, bjri, bofi, brk-b, bwld, camp, chk, chuy, clb, clne, cmg, cost, csco, ctl, ctre, cur, dis ,ddd, dnow, do, esv, fb, fii, fit, fslr, glw, googl, gtls, hain, intc, irbt, isrg, kmi, ko, ll, luk, ma, meli, mkl, mt, mth, ne, nflx, nov, nue, nvee, oke, onvo, prlb, psx, rds-b, rig, roic, rsp, sbux, sdrl, shop, spwr, ssys, tcs, tgh, trip, trex, tsla, tts, uaa, ua, upl, vwdry.pk, wfc, wfm, wm, wprt, xone, yum, yumc, z, zg, Long Jan 2018 $10 calls on FIT, Long Jan 2018 $3 calls on CLNE, Long Jul 2017 $3 calls on SDRL, Long Jan 2018 $30 calls on BOFI, Long Jan 2018 $45 calls on FSLR
My Area of Expertise:
I follow the energy sector pretty closely, both traditional oil and gas, as well as global markets and alternative energy companies. I have a passion for financial education, and retirement planning topics as well.
Paying $200 for my first year of Stock Advisor. Easily the best money I've ever spent.
1982 Dodge 400. Ouch!
Money I Manage:
All of it.
Education And Work Information
School of Hard Knocks, continuing education program
Contract Writer and Editor
Company / Organization
The Motley Fool
Outside sales, sales management; photographer
It's better to be smarter than you look than to look smarter than you are...
Scuba diving, photography, writing, running, backpacing, camping, baseball.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The Grit in Athens, GA, Border Grill in Santa Monica, Nayala in Little Ethiopia (L.A.), La Familia Giorgio in North End (Boston), Last Resort Grill in Athens, GA
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Almost anywhere that I haven't been. Recently backpacked in Iceland. So amazing.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs.
The Great Outdoors; A Christmas Story; Almost anything with Tom Hanks
Favorite Board Games:
Exploding (and now Imploding) Kittens!, Dominion, Scrabble
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Jamie N Commons, Bare Naked Ladies- see these guys in concert! WIllie Nelson, Rush, Emenim, Kid Rock, The Beatles, Jason Emery
Great Books Read Recently:
Anything by Neil Stephenson. The Davis Dynasty.
Book Currently Reading:
The Federalist Papers
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An Interview with TMFVelvetHammer
Last updated: 3/6/2013
What was the most significant discovery of the last century?
Genetic code. Two centuries from now we will retrospectively look like cave-people in terms of the advances in medical treatment and disease. It will be that significant.
What lesson do you wish you’d learned ten years ago?
Spend less. Invest more.
Tell us an amusing anecdote about your childhood.
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