Alright, I’m game… - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on April 18, 2000 at 21:10:40:
Q:"1. At what point would you consider yourself financially ‘rich’ in a dollar amount?"
A: When I have enough to take off as much time as I want to, and still have my income increase.
Q:“2. At what point would you consider ‘stopping’, when would enough be enough?”
A: When I am bored with it. Is that possible?
Q: “3. ‘Working’ people often complain that the rich are rich because of greed, that enough is never enough, that they will only be satisfied when everyone else has nothing. What are your reasons for investing? Especially if you already have more then enough to live a comfortable lifestyle.”
A:" Well, how much is enough, and what defines comfortable? I personally invest because I want FREEDOM to do what I want, when I want. Pretty simple really. PLUS, I am a control freak, and I like to be the BOSS!
Q:“4. How do you measure your investing success? In dollars? Number of investments? Return on investment? Type of investments? Making ‘the kill?’ Or helping others out of their problems with enough profit to make it worth your while?”
A: All of the above! If I am happy with the answers to all the above in a deal, then to me it is a good deal.
Then again, if I help someone and only make a couple of thousand, then to me, that is a good deal as well.
The thrill of the game is what does it for me, and that includes getting the CASH out, getting the smiles on seller/buyers faces, and my own.
Q:“Why do you participate in a forum such as this? Especially if your motivation is, as many claim, purely predatory.”
A: Because this is a place to go and discuss things with like minded people. (since most people outside REI think we are crazy anyway, or that we are crooks.) I do not consider myself to be “predatory” at all. In fact, if it looks like I can make a good deal of money, but at someones expense, then I pass on the deal. My conscience is worth more than just money.
Thats my story and I’m stickin too it,