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Born in humble beginnings in Castine, Maine, my family moved to California when I was 10. I received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Hawaii in 1972, majoring in accounting and economics. Then returned to the mainland and worked for 20 years in the Silicon Valley for 3 Fortune 100 companies. I turned from the material accumulation phase of my life to start the spiritual path. Am currently retired, actively investing, and living in Grants Pass to enjoy the outdoors.
I'm working on a book called, A Girl From Castine; An Examined Life that reflects what life has taught me on the path to self-actualization. I have taken the trail versus following the paved road.
On a personal note, I enjoy reading philosophy, psychology, and literature, and spending a lot of time with Mother Nature; walking, hiking, and backpacking.
I'm a retired blue collar worker with most of my investment money in dividend producing stocks. But I do have an interest in beaten-down stocks that may do well in the future. However, crystal ball reading is difficult, so I look to reasoned explanations of current value versus future value. Hence, I use the small amount of "discretionary" money available to me to invest in small companies that may hit a future home run.
Recently retired from the information technology industry. Held numerous senior executive positions in hardware, software and service businesses. Primary industry/geo focus has been Financial Services in North America and Europe. Enjoy photography, golf, travel, climbing mountains, fitness and learning new things....but having said all that my family always comes first.
Couple of my favorite quotes...
"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone that can never repay
you." - Unknown
"Because in the end you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing
your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac
Richard Moheban (aka Retired Aviator) earned a BBA in Finance, Investment & Banking from a national top ten (public) business school—the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He then went on to earn a BFA (with Honors) in 1992. After that, however, his one year of working in the corporate world was enough for him to realize that it was not his cup of tea. He decided he needed more freedom and daily variety than any Finance position could offer, so he went to work for himself.
Determined to somehow achieve financial independence without the grind, he worked as many as four part-time jobs concurrently to obtain seed cash for investing. He devoted much of his non-working time to studying investments and "real world" Economics (as opposed to the academic variety), refining several workable theories along the way. For years he plowed every spare nickel into investing. Using only his relatively modest sources of income as an investing base, over time he was able to multiply his savings and thus achieve his dream of retiring by his mid-forties in 2009. Today he enjoys pursuing a variety of recreational interests, researching, writing, and has several ideas in the works for new books. He has one book published to date.