Contributing columnist for Real Money and TheStreet.com. BA in History from Bemidji State in Minnesota. I went on to learn Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taipei. I worked in mortgage sales at Countrywide and Bank of America until 2010 when I decided to relocate to Taiwan.
investor managing what I have saved outside a 401k. I have seen professional financial advisors do worse with a lot of money than I did with a smaller amount during the last crash. I learn as I go by reading several authors on this forum who are more expert than I will ever be and then I try not to make big mistakes. In my spare time I practice kendo.