What qualifies the author to dispense advice? He is not a banker . . . who merely stores other peoples’ money. Nor is he an analyst . . . who merely scrutinizes other peoples’ money. Neither is he an economist . . . who merely philosophizes about other peoples’ money. Rather, Al Jacobs is a professional investor with four decades of first-hand involvement in intricate business and investment activities.
His educational background includes graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, a civil engineering degree from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute, and two chemistry degrees from the University of California Irvine. He holds a Certificate in Real Estate from the University of California Berkeley and the designation Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. And in his spare time he completed countless courses in accounting, law, insurance, and taxation at various institutions.