I have a degree in business administration (BBA) from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a Juris Doctor (JD) from that same institution. I worked as a sales person for insurance and mutual funds while in college but gave up my securities license many years ago to pursue other interest in the field of law. I retired in 2011 and since then have been an active investor in stocks. My investments have been in both start up companies and established companies that pay dividends on a regular basis. In 2012 I bought and sold approximately $248,000 in stocks. I cannot predict the future and I don't claim to be an expert analyst. My interest is mainly in companies that have something unusual or interesting going for them. My readers should check them out for themselves before investing as I do not claim to have any insight as to what might happen to their stock price.