Real-estate investments, Property management and improvement, self-manage a small amount of owned investment rental property SFRs. Age 53. Early experience as USN Submarine naval nuclear power plant propulsion operator, PRW S5W/S3G core 3, and Engineer/Electrician NEC 3354. Knowledgeable in energy, alternative energy, energy transportation investments, and real estate, businesses themed towards value, or growth with value. Reside in Texas. Commercial Real Estate management experience with CBRE. My very first Stock purchase, when my Sub was undergoing refit overhaul at PSNS in Bremerton, WA was Microsoft, (MSFT) back in April '86, about 3 weeks after the IPO. Being familiar with computers(Westinghouse Reactor controls used computer input/output for safety scram and cutback signals) due to the required cross rate training(Reactor Operator, Shutdown Reactor operator) I recognized the massive potential that an Icon based operating system running under DOS could do for the (then) awkward human/machine interface. The original offering was only for 3M shares, at $21, but it opened at $25 and the entire float traded that day. About 2 months later, looking for diversification (egads!), I bought shares in a Mutual Fund called Fidelity Magellan. Any of you who have been investing for a while, know the history. Unfortunately, I only held both for a little over a year. I should have just forgot about them in my brokerage account because just for my original $2500 investment in MSFT, would be over $850K now. Lesson: You must know when to invest and when to trade.