I got introduced to bitcoin by a buddy at my office. He received 500 bitcoins as a wedding present from his brother in law back when they were only a couple dollars each.
He kept urging me to get into bitcoins. Unfortunately, I didn't listen. He told me again, when they hit $50/coin. I still did not listen. This was mainly because a bunch of other guys at my office just had lost a bunch of money investing in Zeek's Rewards right before the Feds shut it down. He told me once again when they hit $100, and then $150. By the time I finally listened, it was at like a 3 month high of $231 per coin (back in November). I finally signed up at coinbase.com and I only decided to buy 3 BTC, because I felt like I was buying in at the highest price in a long time (I wish I bought more). Bitcoin has skyrocketed since.
After getting comfortable with the process, I wanted to get invested into another currency that was a lower price with more upside potential. That is how I found litecoin. I did a little research and then sent 2 BTC over to btc-e.com. With that I was able to purchase a little under 300 LTC, when the price was about $3.74/coin. Of course I wish I would have bought more!
Now the roles were reversed. I kept telling the same buddy to get some money into LTC, but he wouldn't listen to me. Fast forward a few weeks and the price jumped up to about $30/coin. The same buddy now sent over 11 BTC and converted them to LTC. He ended up with the same amount of LTC as me.
Now we are both hoping it gets to around $100/coin