Born in the Bronx. Have lived in upstate New York, Richmond, VA., Atlanta, GA. After a 35 year career in marketing I founded Brandzone in 2002. Brandzone is a brand guidance firm. We help firms generate brand value throughout their value creation network. I have actively invested in stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds, real estate for more than 30 years. Right now, with the exception of real estate and a few funds, I'm in cash and slowly buying mostly SWAN DG stocks as they 'come on sale.'