How I Got Started
We all have a story to tell about how we first got interested in the stock market and started trading. Here is mine.
My husband and I were volunteering full-time with a ministry in Louisiana. For a few weeks he would drive to Texas and back everyday for the ministry. During these drives he would listen to Christian radio and he heard David Mitchell talking about how to make money in the stock market.
Several months later we moved on from the ministry but my husband never forgot what he had heard from Pastor David. When it was time to move on we went straight from Louisiana to Colorado to celebrate my parent’s wedding anniversary and we checked to see if any seminars would be going on in Colorado around the time we were there. Sure enough there was one a week after the anniversary celebration. At this point we are homeless because we had just left the ministry so we camped in our tent that week until the NeUventure on Wall Street Seminar 1. My thoughts on that seminar can be found here.
We were definitely excited to give it a try and thought that perhaps this may be a way God chooses to provide for us. We also wanted to join Top Gun (that is NeUventures all-inclusive stock trading program) but didn’t because we didn’t have enough money. We decided to prayer fully consider joining Flight School (this includes only Seminar 1 and Seminar 2) as we tried to apply what we learned in Seminar 1. After attending the seminar we went to Nebraska to see my husbands parents. As we were with them we looked for jobs and after a week went by we decided if we stayed any longer it would no longer seem like a visit so we went to a local organic farm to work half days in exchange for room and board. During this time we spent the other half of our days looking for work and continuing to pray about stock trading.
A Seminar 2 was coming up in Colorado and we still didn’t know for sure if we should spend what was left of our saving on that seminar especially because we were homeless and jobless. We prayed and asked God to give us a job to come back to if he wanted us to go to Seminar 2. Well, 2 days before the seminar my husband was offered a job. The next morning we waved goodbye to the amazing farm family we had grown to love in that short time and headed back to Colorado. On the way Toby called to accept the job but the man didn’t answer. After writing a big check for the seminar/Flight School Toby called again to accept and there was no answer. Five or more phone calls later…no answer! So here we are, we’re still homeless but now we’re broke and jobless on top of it!
Well after this seminar we head to Utah to see more family aka: free food and place to sleep. While there my husband lands an interview with a farmer in Nebraska who later hires him and buys him a truck and gives him a cell phone to boot! Much better employment situation doing something my husband loves. So we move to Nebraska and settle into an apartment and since my husband found a job first, I got the stock-trading job. I had thought when we finally settled down that I would look for a job with elderly as that is my passion, talent and joy but instead I found myself alone everyday with a laptop and Telechart. Talk about something I didn’t see coming. So that is how we got started trading.
How ‘bout you? What’s your story?