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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the
That quote is from Robert Frost's The Road
Hello this is Stephen Smolen and you are very much like
the person in that poem. You are standing at a fork in the road and the choice
you make could make the difference between financial freedom and continuing to
live in your current financial situation. By enrolling in our course on
investing, you have already shown that you are interested in what is down the
road less traveled. Investing, whether it is in stocks, bonds, real estate or
futures contracts and options, really is the road less traveled. If you already
invest in any of these things, then you should be commended. You probably
already realize the power of having your money working for you. Our investment
courses were designed not only to teach you about investing in the markets and
how to make your money work for you but also to help motivate the beginner to
make the difficult first step down the road less traveled. Once you begin, it is
much easier to continue on your way to financial independence, but the initial
decision to take the road less traveled is not an easy decision to
When I was a child, my grandfather told me something
that I have found to be true, and I am sure that you will find it just as true.
I grew up in middle class America. My father was executive manager for Shell
Oil, and he taught me the value of hard work, but he told me:
…you will never get ahead financially in
life working for someone else.
I have thought of this time and time again as I worked
jobs to get through college and raise my family. Think about it. He was right.
The owner of whatever business you are working for is taking all the risk… and
he expects, deserves and does take all the profits. He pays you what he must to
get you to show up for work everyday. He is not trying to make you financially
independent. He is trying to make himself financially independent. Make no
misunderstanding, he is not doing anything wrong. He deserves all the profits,
because he is the one taking all the risk by owning the business.