I live in central Texas and work for a large university as a Professor of Electrical Engineering. That means I understand mathematics but don't let that fool you into thinking I know much about finance or investing! I'm in my mid 30's and have begun to take a greater interest in guiding my retirement portfolio. I also find myself in the interesting position of having sold my house last year and living in a college dorm for the next 5 to 10 years. (A complicated but cooler-than-you-might-think story.) Thus, my principal investing interest right now is what to do with the cash from my house! I also love classical music, and have studied and played the piano and the viola for most of my life.