My name is Nick Ross and I am living the dream! Not too long ago I was waking up every day going to a 9-5 job that I absolutely hated. I would wake up with a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach and I couldn’t wait for each day to be over. I was getting yelled at by clients on a daily basis and I was so stressed out I felt like I needed to have at least a few beers every night to relax. In April of 2016 I made the firm decision to quit. Nowadays I work from home and I’m actively pursuing all my goals in life. How was I able to make this massive transformation? By actively trading in the stock market.
I grew up in a small town in central Florida. I got my degree in Management and Entrepreneurship from FSU and had honestly no idea what I wanted to do after I graduated. My father would randomly talk about his investments in the stock market and I had no idea of what he was talking about at the time but I was still interested. I did a little research on my own, opened up a brokerage account, and funded the account with about 1k that I had saved up. My first trade I will never forget. I invested all of the thousand dollars into one stock and instantly got a thrill of watching the value of that stock go up. I was hooked. That fall I was hired by Charles Schwab to be a stock broker and moved out to Colorado to begin my career; or so I thought. The job turned out to be as I alluded to earlier, full of stress and me hating life. I traded for clients about a year as a Series 7 and 66 licensed broker. The bright side of the entire experience was that Schwab taught me everything I know about trading. The income I was making from trading in my own account gave me an exit to this life that I hated and opened the door for what I am going to do in the future.
The goal of my blog is first and foremost to extend this knowledge of trading and give you a firm foundation on the basics of the stock market so that you can begin to trade successfully. I intend the blog to have a snowball effect. I’m going to be slowly giving you tools over time so that you can build momentum and not be overwhelmed with information. A child should be able to read and understand the concepts I will lay out for you so don’t get discouraged thinking that it will be over your head! Secondly I want this blog to inspire others to realize that you do not need a “career”, a “9-5” to build wealth until retirement. This knowledge alone has given me so much more freedom to actively pursue my dreams and I’m hoping it can do the same for all my followers! Read along and subscribe to my email list to get all the up-to-date information.