53 year old self employed, small time entrepreneur. After I left Verizon's (then Bell Atlantic Mobil Systems) finance department, I went back to the music business as a technician. Did well as a touring technician, a guitar tech for A-list bands. Now, just another really small fish in a huge pond! My work has taken me around the globe many times and I've experienced many cultures from a non-tourist perspective. Trade part time for now... Love REIT's and silver, and will be dabbling with mini options soon. I also really enjoy this site. I've had bad experiences with brokers, at least the type of brokers I have access to. Would rather make my own mistakes, without a fee attached!!!