Now retired. I was a Health and Physical Education Major(College of New Jersey) and a USN Vietnam Veteran 1968-69. I have been investing in equities since 2004 and have found that I have had much more success without a broker's "help". My philosophy is "it's your money, put it to work yourself". I consider investing a hobby as much as a way to build a nestegg. It is a great way to pass time and learn about the companies that make the world go round.
My father founded an extremely successful Investment Management firm in 1969. He has taught me a great deal about investing in stocks and how to look at companies. I have a considerable amount of expertise using computers and compose music using a Yamaha MO8 synthesizer.