General Information

Name:
John 
Fool Since:
December 18 2002
Where I Live:
South Burlington, VT

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium High
Risk Tolerance:
Medium Low
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)
Types of Investments:
Income generating

Investing Favorites

Boards:
Hidden Gems, Income Investor
People:
All my fellow Fools

Investing Expertise

My Area of Expertise:
Master Limited Partnerships
Greatest Investment:
Teppco, Sonic Automotive, Middleby
Worst Investment:
Being on margin in 1986
Money I Manage:
My own retirement portfolio plus my mother's retirement portfolio.

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Vermont
Job Title
Retired
Former Jobs
Deputy Sheriff then small business owner

Interests

Personal Quote:
"If you don't know where you're going any road will take you there."
My Interests:
Contact sports, duplicate bridge, surfing the web
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
The late President Ronald Regan
Favorite Restaurants or Foods:
I'm a "meat and potato" kind of guy
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Las Vegas
Favorite Sports or Teams:
NY Football Giants
Favorite Movies:
Full Metal Jacket
Favorite Board Games:
In the 1950s my parents had me playing a board game called "Stock Market"
Favorite Video Games:
I don't play video games
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Modern Country and any rock music from the 60s-80s.

An Interview with justanotherloser

Last updated: 12/24/2010
The Fool:
What lesson do you wish you’d learned ten years ago?
justanotherloser:
That just because the stock market has had an average annual increase of 10% for the past 60 or so years doesn't guarantee that trend will continue.
The Fool:
What's the most overrated idea, person, or event in our culture?
justanotherloser:
The whole Global Warming thing. As an amateur Meteorologist I understand that global temperatures move in cycles. If the earth is in a warming cycle, it's not something caused by "man," and it's not something that "man" can reverse. I'm concerned that we're going to waste a whole lot of money that could be better spend elsewhere.
The Fool:
How do you define success?
justanotherloser:
At this point it's getting up in the morning, not seeing my name in the Obituaries, and having enough money to feed myself and my wife for the day.
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