I've been an investor for 35 years, and while I haven't had the success of Warren Buffett, I've had better success than the average investor. In 2010 I had an epiphany, which I should have had sooner, that the United States was not going to make the tough choices and was going to keep spending itself into oblivion. So I started studying to determine what I needed to do to not only survive the coming crash, but profit from it. I think I have a pretty good handle on it now even though it's quite unpleasant to think about. My biggest interests outside of investing are baseball, dogs, music and architecture.