Varied background to many businesses over the course of years. Real estate broker in five states, the longest exposure in Florida. Warned EVERYONE I knew abut the impending implosion that was fueled by ridiculous low interest rates, lack lending standards & government complicity with Greenspun & Bush. Everyone seemingly had dollar signs in their brains instead of gray cells & got caught up buying McMansions which turned out very badly for them personally & the economy has a whole. I also sounded the alarm about the Iraq war & lost friends because they refused to look & listen to facts instead of lies & hype. Nonetheless, I've enjoyed being involved in the stock market as it is & continues to be a learning experience. AND that is what I feel life is all about.