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Introduction

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Introduction

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

That quote is from Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken.

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 make.

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.

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