Saturday, July 07, 2007

Eight Random Facts About Super Saver

Lulu at How I Save Money has tagged me in a new blog project. This project calls for sharing 8 personal facts about myself, then tagging 8 other bloggers to do the same. Here are the rules , which were passed to me:

* Each player must post these rules first.

* Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

* People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Eight Random Facts About Super Saver

  1. I'm ambidextrous. I write, eat, point, play ping pong and shoot (guns, bow and arrow, and pool) with my left hand. I also aim with my left eye. I do almost everything else right handed.
  2. In high school, I was a brainy jock. I was one of four valedictorians and a four year starter on the varsity football team that won the state championship our senior year.
  3. I once had top security Q clearance due to an application to a government job. Unfortunately, the clearance took several months to get and I had already accepted another job.
  4. I've met many people before they were famous, for example, William Ford (former CEO of Ford), and Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball player). I've met many more people who have never become famous, including me :-)
  5. I have been to five continents, and still need to visit Antarctica and Africa. I have traveled to Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe for work. I traveled to Australia, Europe and Asia for vacations. I have lived in Asia for work.
  6. In my twenties, I ran for public office in a major American city. While I was not elected, it was a great experience and I am glad I did it.
  7. I occasionally gamble, playing craps, blackjack, roulette, or slots. I also play the PowerBall and Mega Millions when the jackpot is big, even though the odds are not very good. My biggest single winning was $450 on a 25 cent slot machine on a 7 7 7. (Hey, isn't that today's lucky date?) I usually limit my daily losses to about $25.
  8. I finally have a stock picking system with which I am satisfied. The system is based on a book titled the Unemotional Investor by Robert Sheard. It is a modified version of the Unemotional Growth system. I have been using the system since December, 2004 with relatively good success.
In the spirit of this project, I have tagged the 8 authors of the following blogs:

Million Dollar Journey by Frugal Trader by Colin F
Chief Family Officer by Cathy
One Money Dummy Getting Smarter by Money Dummy
Adventures in Money Making by Adventures in Making
My Journey To Eliminate Debt by Louise
Frugal for Life by Dawn
Armchair Fiduciary by Armchair Fiduciary

For more on Reflections and Musings , check back every Saturday for a new segment.

This is not financial advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

Copyright © 2007 Achievement Catalyst, LLC


Anonymous said...

Lucky you, being ambidextrous. Sounds like you are in a happy place in your life aren't you glad you shared that stuff with us.

Anonymous said...

Super: Q clearance and this: "In my twenties, I ran for public office in a major American city. While I was not elected, it was a great experience and I am glad I did it."

- You are the man! I don't know many people real life (or online) who are that high profile. :)

ChiefFamilyOfficer said...

It must be handy, being ambidextrous. I think my toddler might end up that way too. And have you thought about going to Africa? It's not my thing but I have several friends who've done a luxury safari and LOVED it.

Thanks for the tag! My post is up :)

Super Saver said...


Yes this post was fun. Thanks for the tag.



Not sure if my profile would have been better or worse if I had been elected :-)


I have heard good reports about safari vacations. Haven't seriously considered it .... yet.

Wow, that was a fast turnaround on the tag :-)

Louise said...

hey thanks for the tag. I am intrigued with the Q clearance!

Armchair Fiduciary said...

Super Saver I added you blog to my list of good personal finance blogs. Thanks for tagging me, it was a fun project!

Super Saver said...


Thanks for participating.

Yes, the Q part makes it sound cool :-)

@Armchair Fiduciary,

Thanks for the blogroll link. I've added your blog to My Wealth Builder's 20's and 30's Friends blogroll.