“Proven, Simple and Powerful Strategies for Building Wealth Like a Pro”
I’m a self-taught private investor, investment researcher, blogger, and operate the website www.howtoinvestinstocks.org. I have literally spent thousands of hours performing research to determine what does and doesn’t work when investing in stocks and the stock market. I wrote this book because I want to teach you how to invest and build wealth like the pros.
In the United States, far too many families struggle on a daily basis to obtain the basic necessities of life such as food and shelter. It should not be that way in the richest and most prosperous nation on earth. Even many of our elderly, who have spent many years in the workforce, continue to work well past their retirement age or they have to return to work after their retirement in order to make ends meet.
We have been taught and conditioned to believe that if we work hard and save our money, we will be okay financially when it’s time to retire. It’s a lie because Americans have not been okay. Financially, most American families are in debt and don’t have a solution for their financial woes. If that happens to be your situation, I will tell you that I have been there too!
I had more than $20,000 in credit card debt, and I was usually broke the same day that I received my paycheck. I also had very little money saved for retirement and had absolutely no money saved in an emergency fund or for unexpected expenses that arose. Flatly put, I was broke.
Fast forward to the present and things have changed dramatically for me, and my situation is totally different from the one that I just described for you. Here's my current situation.
Both of my personal investment portfolios have outperformed the S&P 500 over the long-term. My original portfolio is more than 10 years old and my newest portfolio is more than six years old and both have total returns and annual rates of return that have outperformed the S&P 500 and the overall stock market since their inception.
I have no credit card debt.
I now have an emergency fund in which I keep enough money to cover at least six months’ worth of living expenses for those unexpected events or circumstances that arise and can really put individuals like you or me into a financial jam.
Just a few years ago, my credit score was in the mid-650s range and is now more than 750. A score of 720 or higher is considered an excellent credit score. Of course, with me, there's room for improvement.
I recently turned 52 and my wife and I are on target to pay off the mortgage of our home in about one year. I had originally hoped that we would somehow manage to get it paid off before I turned 62.
So, as you can see, my financial situation has turned 180 degrees and all for the better. This was accomplished through the worst recession since the Great Depression. I'm now in better shape financially then I have ever been.
You may be wondering how or what changed my financial circumstances so that was able to reverse course and change my financial ruin into financial prosperity and my answer would be "investing." I decided to learn how to invest like the pros. I'm not talking about just any pro, but I'm talking about learning to invest like the world's most successful pros.
Wouldn't it be great if you were able to learn to invest like they do? Wouldn't it be great if you were able to use simple, yet powerful strategies that actually taught you how to build real wealth? Wouldn't it be great if you were finally able to escape that paycheck to paycheck trap that the majority of American families find themselves caught in?
If your answer is "Yes" to the previous questions then let me teach you that you can invest like a stock market pro.
I’m a graduate of York Technical College with Honors. I have also extensively studied courses in Business Management while attending the institution and have earned numerous college credits in the process. I also earned an Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice with Honors from Ashworth College.
I served four years in the United States Marine Corps where I was meritoriously promoted twice and received an Honorable Discharge and Good Conduct Award. I was recalled to active duty and served during Operation Desert Storm and received the National Defense Service Medal as a result. I was born and reside in the beautiful state of South Carolina with my family.