Graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee [GO VOLS! ;-) ] with B.S. in Business Administration majoring in finance and economics. After rising to be President of an unlimited license General Contractor, I started my own General Contracting company and built it to an unlimited license. I decided in 1983 that I liked investing better than construction and switched to real estate and stock market investing. I have never regretted making the change and have greatly enjoyed investing.