Eli Inkrot is a writer. Check out his website: thecurrencyoftime.com, his articles here on Seeking Alpha or his book - "You Don't Have A Money Problem" - on Amazon.com. Additionally, here is a quick bio: Eli has held the title of Vice President and Portfolio Manager at EDMP Inc. - a money management firm - along with Vice President for F.A.S.T. Graphs - a financial software company. Prior to that, he began his investment career as an analyst in private real estate for a public pension fund. During his time in real estate he was the lead for a variety of accounts with net asset values totaling nearly two billion dollars. Eli received a Master’s in Finance from the University of Tampa where he earned “highest honors” whilst receiving the distinction of being named the “most outstanding graduate student.” He also holds undergraduate degrees in both Economics and Business Administration from Otterbein University, graduating “magna cum laude” with distinct honors in each major. During his tenure at Otterbein, Eli was a member of the varsity golf team, held the departmental Senator position for Business, Economics and Accounting and studied abroad in the Netherlands.
Pilot at a large airline. Recent convert to DGI investing. Will have a fixed pension available after age 60 and need to supplement via an IRA. Considering converting some monies to Roth IRA to escape RMD's and also earmark for long term care if necessary. Current age 59.
I began investing shortly before the 2008 crash, and promptly lost around 50% of my retirement money. I really wanted to sell at the lows, but kept my wits and my portfolio rebounded over the next year to be worth a little more than what I started with. I've made many mistakes, but try to avoid repeating them. My biggest mistake seems to be buying great stocks, then selling them for a small profit instead of hanging on for a much larger one.
These are certainly "interesting" times to be investing!