A Foolish Interview with JDPFool
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|The Fool:||How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)|
|JDPFool:||I was in a bookstore one day looking in the personal finance & investment section, when I saw a book with these two court jesters on the cover. I was thinking to myself,"What kind of idiots would merchandise an investment book like this? The cover doesn't exactly give me a feeling of confidence." But my curiosity got the better of me and I picked up this "Foolish" looking book and started leafing through it. The next thing I knew it was 45 minutes later and I was amazed that the chapters that I had read had so much common sense in them. I had always suspected that investments didn't have to be so mysterious and intimidating, but the "Motley Fool" was the first book that I had ever read in over ten years that confirmed this idea. I been a loyal follower ever since. I don't always agree with some of the things on the board (but usually I do), but if I decide to do something different, I usually use "Foolishness" as a basis for comparison.|
|The Fool:||Speak to the dead. You must have something to say. They may be listening.|
To John Lennon-"You were right--nobody ever told there would be days like these(Strange days indeed)!"
To Elvis-"You've been dead for a while now, and you're still making more money than me! Could you lend me $100 until the next time I see you?"
To Freddie Mercury-"THE SHOW MUST GO ON!"
|The Fool:||Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?|
|JDPFool:||Time to get serious--NEVER invest in sports cards. Collect them if you like, protect them and take good care of them in case they become valuable, but NEVER INVEST IN SPORTS CARDS. If I invested all the money into an index fund that I invested in sports cards, I would be retired by now--or close to it (Seriously).|
|The Fool:||Which celebrity or public figure (past or present) do you most look like?|
|JDPFool:||Howdy Doody! I know this is not very flattering, but I own the whole franchise-- Red hair, freckles, etc.|
|The Fool:||Briefly review your favorite book.|
|JDPFool:||Dante's Inferno--Hell of a book! I really don't want to review this book here, let's just say that my tastes run to the unusual (modern or classic).|
|The Fool:||What's been your best investment to date and how did you discover it?|
|JDPFool:||Believe it or not, buying and reselling music compact disks. The demand is incredible if you can keep your inventory replenished. I just look for things that appeal to me, and I discovered that used CDs at half the price of new CDs appealed to me. I figured if it appealed to me, it would appeal to other people. IT DID! However, with technology advancing the way it has, I don't know how much longer I will be doing this. Everything changes, and it's important to be ready to change with the times!|
|The Fool:||Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?|
|JDPFool:||I used to love PepsiCo (did I spell that right) before they sold off Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Etc. Right now, I don't really have a favorite.|
|The Fool:||List some of your favorite websites, with running commentary where appropriate. (Please provide the URLs, too.)|
www.hampsterdance.com Useless but entertaining.
www.fool.com Hope you don't have too much trouble finding this one!
I'm sure there are others, but I spend a lot of my time on this board reading "Foolishness".
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