larissafaw

Larissa Faw

Larissa Faw is a business journalist focusing on Millennials, pop culture, social media, and anything else she can talk her editor into letting her cover. Forbes published one particular favorite about professional line talkers. She also authored a guidebook for businesses on teen social media use. She spent her whole life preparing to be the CEO of Nike until she was waylaid by this journalism gig. Her parents still haven't gotten over their disappointment.

General Information

Name:
Larissa Faw
Fool Since:
December 2 2013
Where I Live:
New York City, NY
Where I Grew Up:
Eugene, OR
Gender:
Female

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Low
Investing Style:
Value Investor
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Tried-and-true. None of those fancy social media start-ups.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
There's a difference between which I like to follow and which I would invest my own money. I am a basic and no drama investor, but love the uncertainty with retail and fast food stocks.
Industries:
Retail, Consumer Goods, Entertainment.
Books:
The only ones to read are the Motley Fool series, right?
Newsletters:
Are there still newsletters out there?
Magazines:
Forbes, Bloomberg
Blogs:
My own: larissafaw.tumblr.com
People:
Motley's Roger Friedman is "one to watch." And the crew at Forbes and MarketWatch's Quentin Fottrell.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Fiscal earnings reports. Teen and youth market trends.
Worst Investment:
My sister's Kool-Aid stand.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Arizona and University of Oregon
Job Title
Reporter/Journalist

Interests

My Interests:
This is sounding suspiciously like a dating profile. I like smart curious conversations and can find interesting aspects to everything. Also, long walks on the beach.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
For a date? Interview? Or just to say hi? Would like to interview Putin, Ike Perlmutter, and Steve Wozniak.
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
The P's: Mashed potatoes, popcorn, pizza. Definitely a big fan of those KFC-Pizza Hut combos.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Hawaii. My parent's home in the middle of nowhere.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Oregon Ducks. Philadelphia Eagles (now that Chip Kelly is coach). Portland Trailblazers.
Favorite Movies:
Ghostbusters. The Jerk. Lately, 21 Jump Street.
Favorite Board Games:
My brother never let me play Win, Lose or Draw since he said I wasn't a good enough artist. So forbiddance makes the heart grow fonder.
Favorite Video Games:
Not a big gamer, but I can rock Mario underwater.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Huey Lewis and the News. Tupac. One Direction.
Great Books Read Recently:
Wheelmen: the story of Lance Armstrong's downfall.
Book Currently Reading:
James Patterson. Or I could lie and say Malcolm Gladwell like everyone else.

My Story

I spent my whole life wanting to become the CEO of Nike, but fell into journalism the last year of college. So I hopefully combine the best of both worlds. Not that interesting.