Currently the President & CEO of a publicly traded startup in the temporary staffing industry, specifically what we call the "On-Demand" sector. I have been in the staffing industry for approx 14 years. I started out as an Account Executive for the largest on-demand provider in the country and have been in the staffing industry ever since.
Enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 beautiful children when Im not working. Doesn't have to be anything fancy, a day at the movies or at the park works just fine for me.
I am a former Financial Planner who transitioned into the teaching world as a way to spend more time with the family. I currently teach economics and government at the Highschool level and spend my spare time managing my portfolio and chasing around my two young daughters
I work in IT but I plan to retire in 24 years when I reach 55 so have started to build myself a portfolio with that as my horizon.
Because my horizon is quite far off and I'm young my investments are aiming for long term capital growth investing in some riskier areas with good growth potential.
I enjoy doing research and so far I'm happy with the results I'm achieving.
I balance my equities investing with a property portfolio. I live in the UK and house prices generally consistently go up rarely having minor corrections. I have 4 properties 3 of which are rented (and mortgaged). This is really a diversification strategy and something that will allow me to endure stock market crashes and recessions with long term capital growth no matter what the markets are doing and provide pools of equity which I can draw on.
Big fan of physical silver and can see a few scenarios where the price will go insane so I have a nice pile.
I hold bitcoins and litecoins. Bought a load of BTC at $75 but even when they hit $1300 each I decided only to sell a couple as I believe very long term they will be cheap at $1300. I can imagine a world of the $25,000 valued bitcoin being a true global currency of commerce with very few overheads or transaction costs. I can see that if it becomes a threat to the dollar by becoming a quasi reserve currency it may get hostile legislation aimed at it though.
Litecoin has a couple of technical advantages that will become more important as crypto-currencies get commercialised so I find them more compelling in the long term.
The transaction malleability flaw and resulting price drop is a chance to buy in if you have ever thought about owning some as although alarming its not a difficult problem to resolve.
I'm on here for researching, inspiration and some of the 'outside the box' investing ideas.