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.
Retired, ex financial exec for a fortune 500 firm. Retired early (age 50) to enjoy life after a long corporate career. Turned out to be a great idea when I almost died of myelodysplastic syndrome in 2011 before an experimental stem cell transplant saved me.
I write a pro bono investing newsletter and do investing seminars, currently writing a book that should be published in fall, 2015. Since I have the time, I am always willing to converse on investing, exchange ideas and otherwise help/share thoughts with anyone desiring to improve their investing results. The teacher always learns more than the students and the lines between the two often blur! Everyone has something of value to offer, whether they know it or not!
My style is aimed at capitalizing on the human predispositions to "do the wrong thing." If you know your companies and their value, rest assured that humans will take them to valuation extremes in both directions. My theory of "The 7 Flaws of the Human Mind" is my basis for investing and will be featured in my upcoming book that should be published in the fall. (taking longer than I thought!)
Been a Landlord in real life for over 15 years, trying to build a Dividend Portfolio that wont call me when something is broke, or not pay rent :) You get the idea... Using Seeking Alpha to learn as much as I can and meet others.