Tom Smicklas, a native of Berwyn, IL, has been an avid investor in stocks, bonds and real estate for over thirty-five years. A classically-trained woodwind musician and retired High School Principal, Tom does what pleases him, which includes advising real estate investors, property management in three states, property acquisition, volunteer credit counseling,managing his own real estate holdings and a passion for studying and investing in securities worldwide. He holds two master's degrees and blogs at investingfromtheright (http://www.investingfromtheright.blogspot.com/). Tom has been featured in the New York Times and other publications. Smicklas resides near Akron, Ohio. He has four children, three of whom are military officers.