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Get Rich (Somewhat) Quick

“Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.”
–Martin Sheen, Wall Street

I was going to be a millionaire. That’s what I told myself. I had just read Electronic Day Traders’ Secrets by Friedfertig and West. I had opened up an e*Trade account. I had funded it with $1,000. I practiced by watching CNBC. I was ready to become a day trader.

I really thought I was going to be able to identify great stock picks and make money. A classmate of mine from West Point was rumored to have turned our cow car loan, which, if memory serves me correctly, was $14,000, into a quarter of a million. I e-mailed him for advice and stock tips. All I needed was for the first trade to go right, and I’d be in great shape.

I was giddy with excitement. I told one of the guys in the office what I was doing. He was interested, but he was only interested enough to watch. He wanted to watch me make a mint first before he plunged in. He was a salt-of-the-earth guy with a wife and kids and all sorts of things like proms, colleges, and paying for daughters’ weddings to think about.

I had no such encumbrances. I was single. I was dating, and she and I would talk about how we’d have a contest each day to see who made the most day trading and whoever lost made dinner. She put herself through medical school day trading. There was no way this could go wrong!

The allure of riches was just on the other side. All I had to do was figure out the right trade, and boom, I was on the way.

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Jason Hull is a Fort Worth fee only, hourly financial planner who serves clients in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX as well as serving clients nationwide.

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