I am an IT manager for a large company in Southern California. 15+ years experience in IT infrastructure - networking, storage, server, etc. I invest primarily long term for retirement, but also keep a nice stash for speculation and short term trading. As my Username indicates, I'd rather be brewing beer. It's a great hobby! With the right amount of planning and luck, I plan to spend my retirement perfecting my own special blends while the gains from my investments keep a roof over my head and fresh hops in my brews.