Money Panel

Olin Dobbs, 76, retired, Dunnellon

By Fred W. Wright Jr., Times Correspondent
Published May 20, 2007

How did you get started in investing?

Savings bonds and a real good friend who was a broker. In the 1960s.

What is your best investment?

Cracker Barrel. We're Cracker Barrel fans.

What is your worst investment?

Took a chance on some junk bonds. Not very smart - but fun.

What have you learned about investing that you think all investors should know?

Read, study and listen.

How would you describe your approach to investing?


What do you find the most difficult about investing?

Knowing when to buy or sell.

How are you invested?

Seventy percent individual stocks and the rest is bonds, CDs, IRAs and annuities.

What is your goal for your investing?

Being able to stay out of debt and being able to make a donation now and then.

What is your biggest money concern?

Keeping everything at the level it is.

Where do you get your investment tips?

From our two brokers. We watch an investment program on WEDU-TV.