Born and grew up in NYC. Some college, but basically an autodidact. Lived in Asia for 17 years, back in the U.S. for the past 22. Now retired and very much an amateur when it comes to investing. Made some money in the S.Korean stock market in the '80s while working for the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee. I first dipped my toe in the U.S. stock market in 2013, gradually getting to the point where I have about 50% of my capital invested.