If you have been blessed with the heavenly-anointed desire to turn your one talent into ten talents through excellent investing, stick with me. I have a knack for picking awesome new-fangled technologies.
So you don’t fall for the old “We are friends, trust me” scam, I am prepared to share today concrete examples of my wondrous abilities. You will quickly see that I know what I talking about and that will give you great comfort and confidence as you put your precious pennies to work for you.

In order of life occurrence, here are my top seven examples that prove my abilities to make you rich beyond your wildest dreams:

1. When I was 7 years old, I found a magazine subscription insert card lying in the street. I carefully printed out my name and address and checked the box requesting a free copy of their magazine, (along with a year’s subscription for the low, low price of $2.00 per issue.) I dropped the card in a nearby mailbox and promptly forgot about it. A few weeks later, my mother demanded to know why I ordered a years worth of Mother Earth News and how I was going to pay the $24.00 bill for it. I had no answers for her, but I knew in my heart that getting back to basics and having a chicken in the backyard was cool. My mean mother made me write a letter to the company explaining my age and requesting they cancel my subscription. She did not let me keep my free introductory copy.

2. As a freshman in college I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, I had no career ambitions and no idea how to get them. All I knew for sure was that math classes were to be avoided because everyone knew with the advent of calculators that it was a waste of time to learn mathematics. Besides, I was terrible at anything harder than balancing my checkbook. Staying stupid about math was the only thing I was sure of.

3. While I was a sophomore in college I worked part-time as a file clerk in a campus office. I was asked by my boss if I wanted to learn computers. I replied, “Why would I want to learn computers? I’m an English major.” It made no sense to waste time learning about something as obscure as computers. I was being practical and sticking with useful skills. I was devoted to my electric typewriter with auto-correction, thank you very much. I got fired because they needed someone willing to learn computers.

4. The first time I heard about MP3 players I thought it was a silly idea. Who would copy all their records, cassettes (I didn’t yet have any CDs, waiting for them to get cheaper) into a tiny little stick thingy that could get lost in the washing machine? And who would listen to 150 songs stored on that thing, anyway?

5. E-mail. Nonsense. It is easier and faster to talk on the phone than to type everything out. (I still secretly believe this one.)

6. The first time I saw a video game in a pizza parlor that you just touched the screen, I admit I was interested. Until I saw it was $2.00 to play a game. What a waste of money and who cares if you can touch a screen and move things around?

7. E-readers, Smart phones, etc. – More silliness. I can get books from the library for free, I cut coupons from the newspaper and there is no reason to be 100% available by phone all the time. I am not that interesting of a person.

My life perspective on technology comes from this saying, “If you can’t eat it, wear it, sit on it, drive it, or keep yourself warm/cool, I don’t need it.”

If you want to use my wisdom to get rich, tell me what technology you are interested in. The more reasons I come up with that it is wasteful and unnecessary, the more money you should put into it. Trust me, I haven’t been wrong yet.