General Information

Name:
Nate Larson
Fool Since:
February 26 2001
Aliases:
CMFN8larson (12/8/2015)
Where I Live:
Seattleish, WA
Where I Grew Up:
Port Townsend, WA
Gender:
Male

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Long-Term Buy to Hold
Portfolio Size:
Medium (4-12 Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Stocks in retirement accounts
Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AMZN, CGNX, CLNE, COST, ILMN, NFLX, NVDA, ROIC, SHOP, TSLA

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
AMZN, COST, NFLX, ROIC, TSLA
Industries:
Tech (this "internet" thing might actually work after all)
Boards:
77's Foolish House of Pigskin! Come on over!
Books:
One Up on Wall Street, The Intelligent Investor, and whatever books Morgan Housel eventually gets around to writing.
Newsletters:
Stock Advisor, Income Investor
Magazines:
meh
Blogs:
meh
People:
the rich ones, definitely.

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Getting the Foolish philosophy, Clicking "submit" when I should probably click "cancel" instead
Greatest Investment:
Netflix
Worst Investment:
900 numbers. Boy were we gullible back then.
Money I Manage:
Just mine. Aiming to retire at 55. Okay, maybe 60.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Washington (in Seattle) (twice)
Job Title
Transportation Plangineer
Company / Organization
A big national consulting company
Former Jobs
Shipping clerk, ski instructor, construction inspector, and newspaper delivery kid (for 5 years)

Interests

Personal Quote:
"The Rain in Spain falls mainly in Seattle" - Mom, and "If salvation is the cure, atheism is the prevention" - Dan Barker
My Interests:
Parenting, reading about investing
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
My 60th great-grandchild
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
Other than seafood [X-P], I'm easy.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Sunny and warm, not very many bugs (I don't vacation nearly enough)
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Yes
Favorite Movies:
The Blues Brothers, Better Off Dead, All of Me, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Favorite Board Games:
Monopoly, and Lord of the Rings Risk is pretty cool, even though I didn't care for the movies.
Favorite Video Games:
I dabble in Minecraft and totally rock it at Fate. The mobile version of SimCity ("Buildit") is my current phone game.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
classic rock, a liddabiddacountry, and a few thumpy workout songs.
Great Books Read Recently:
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (Leonard Mlotinow)
Book Currently Reading:
Creating Change through Humanism (Roy Speckhardt)

An Interview with n8larson

Last updated: 4/14/2015
The Fool:
If you could use one example from your life to teach a financial lesson, what would it be?
n8larson:
Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever own a timeshare of any kind no matter what ANYONE anywhere tells you. Ever.
The Fool:
What's the most overrated idea, person, or event in our culture?
n8larson:
"Reality" television that highlights and celebrates the worst elements of human nature, rather than the best.
The Fool:
What is your most distressing regret?
n8larson:
Oh, my. This will sound hokey, but I don't make emotional space for distress or regret. Nothing I've ever done really bothers me now.
[Read the full Interview]

How I Invest

with money, usually