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Dan Burhans - Money q&a

April 07, 2003

Résumé: Investment representative, Edward Jones Investments in Charles Town, W.Va.

Vice president, Charles Town Rotary.

Board member, Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Board member, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Board member, First in Your Family.

Born: July 27, 1966.

Family: Wife, Terri; daughter, Katy Jo, 3

Education: Jefferson High School, class of 1984. Earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and economics from Shepherd College.

Mentor: His maternal grandmother, Catherine Helms, and his paternal grandfather, Frederick Burhans. "My grandfather gave me my first stocks when I was about 10 years old. That got me into following stocks my whole life. My grandmother, after my grandfather passed away, had to learn to take care of all her finances. They're both over 80 and still doing very well."

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Favorite part of your job: "Working with lots of different people."

Biggest challenge of your job: "The stock market being down."

Fantasy job: "I have it."

Favorite music: "Classic rock 'n' roll."

Favorite car: 1969 Chevelle convertible.

Type of car you drive now: 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Last book read: "The New Rules of Money: 88 Simple Strategies for Financial Success Today" by Ric Edelman.

Last movie seen: "Monster's Ball."

Favorite TV show: "Survivor."

Hobbies:"Golf and coin collecting."

What was your first job? "Delivering newspapers." He was 11 years old.

Favorite quote: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." The Golden Rule.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Albert Einstein. He was very fascinated with the power of compounding and he came up with the rule of 72. I think he probably had one of the most fascinating minds in history. It was incredible, all the things he came up with."

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