An exclusive guest post by financial writer Sean Mason
For as young as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be rich. After all, who dreams about being poor? As a 10 year old, which is about the time I realized that not everyone earned the same amount of money, being wealthy meant living in a mansion with servants and owning a lot of nice and expensive things. As I entered my working years, though, being rich meant financial freedom – the freedom to do what I wanted, when I wanted, without the need for a 9 to 5 job.
My father would tell me that I would never get rich working for someone else so here lies a problem: owning my own business would require more time than I was willing to give and I knew the probability of failure would be high. I imagine that’s why the majority of us end up working for a boss our entire lives.
This is why I love the stock market – instead of starting your own business you can invest in someone else’s idea, someone who is likely smarter, more ambitious, and has access to an amount of capital in which you can only dream.
Over the years, I’ve studied the stock market with a passion that borders on obsession. After all, being financially free does take effort yet it’s something I believe anyone can do successfully.
That being said, I’ve decided to share my thoughts, experiences, failures and successes in buying and selling stocks exclusively with the readers of munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) over the coming weeks.
Hopefully, at least one or more ideas I present will help you make better investing decisions and avoid the mistakes that have been costly to me, and have delayed my goal of financial freedom.
Believe it or not, the stock market is not as scary or as complicated as many people believe. If you or someone you know has a pension or pays into a pension plan, then they invest in the stock market. Since fewer and fewer people have a workplace pension plan, those who don’t really need to save and invest. I think the stock market is the simplest way to do this. Anyone can be, and deserves to be, financially free.
Sean Mason has been investing in the stock market for more than 25 years and written for financial publications such as SmallCapPower.com, Investor’s Digest of Canada, and Stockhouse.
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