First, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read my story. I’d like to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me before digging into the real reason for my letter.
I was born in Seattle, Washington back in 1987. My Mother and Father were very young when they had me and still had a lot to learn about life. My father was an abusive alcoholic and I saw a lot of their physical fights and yelling matches at a young age. They finally got a divorce when I was in 3rd grade but there had already been a lifetime of abuse and torture that was forever engraved in my memory. My teenage years were hard at times living with my single mother who had no backbone to tell me “no!”. My dad drifted away in my teenage years. Last I heard he was living in an RV somewhere in a small beach town on the coast in WA. I was a smart kid and got good grades (when I tried) but I would tend to pick the wrong friends. I made a few mistakes growing up but have since turned them into growing experiences and learned from them.
I thank God every day for my maternal Grandparents. They were always the grounding rock I needed in my life as a child. I couldn’t have asked for better role models. They had a great marriage, were great community leaders, family and work oriented. They taught me what it means to be a good person and I will follow in their footsteps until my last day. Fast forward to now, and they are both still alive but in their upper 80’s now and declining. Their memories have gotten the best of them, and they don’t remember much these days. It’s sad to watch as they are my everything.
From the time I was little my grandfather taught me the importance of credit scores, and money. When he was in his 60’s he started getting into investing and made some money here and there. Since then, they have used up most of their savings in their retirement years so that money is long gone. About two years ago, before his memory started declining, he got me interested in investing and had me listen to a radio ad about the “Online Trading Academy”. I’ve always had an interest in investing and economics and the OTA (Online Trading Academy) was offering a free in-person course in Bellevue so we signed up for it. My Grandfather and I took the drive out to Bellevue to do the course and were both blown away with the possibilities the OTA offered a person that was driven and goal oriented. For the first time in my life I saw the light (For lack of a better word). My entire life, I’ve been shown so many struggles, such as money, relationships, the lack of funding for school, etc. that I almost started believing my life would be full of struggles as well because that’s all I knew. For the first time in my life, OTA was showing me a way that I can break the family/generational cycle and make my life whatever I wanted it to be! I knew it was going to take a TON of determination, hard work, and time but I was willing and excited! My grandfather loaned me $5,500 to pay for the Core Strategy Course. Now keep In mind, at the time I did the course, I didn’t even know what a candle stick was. I was there to learn the basics! The Online Trading academy has so many different courses all the way up close to $100,000 and I paid for the very minimum as I couldn’t even afford that but it was definitely worth the risk in my opinion. When I was done with the Core Strategy Course I learned I didn’t pay for the entire course (because I didn’t have enough money) so at the end of the course I missed out on (2) very important factors which were the “XLT” extended learning track course and the online practice labs. Both were crucial to continuing education at home after I was done with the Core Strategy Course. At the time of signing up, I didn’t realize I would be missing out on these very crucial courses that finish the Core Strategy Course. I was so upset (to the point of throwing up) but I didn’t let it get the best of me. I told myself I’d figure it out as I went. I knew this wasn’t going to be a quick or easy journey so I promised myself to only worry about what I had control over and I knew I could still continue my education from home using the internet.. Since then, I’ve been getting up at 5:45AM every morning to watch pre market and the opening bell. I sometimes paper trade using my ThinkOrSwim account by TD Ameritrade as I don’t have any extra money to trade with because I live paycheck to paycheck right now. With the bull run we have been in; I’ve seen so many people throw their money into the markets expecting huge returns and due to their novice trades they lose it all. Or they have a few winning trades and start believing they are a professional trader and, in the end, lose all their profits (and then some). I will not be this person. I am very methodical, disciplined, patient, and forward thinking. I understand there is so much more to trading and investing than being able to read a stock chart. I have done a lot of research on trading psychology and believe I have what it takes to be a skilled trader/investor. But, the only thing I’m lacking is the funds to finish my Online Trading Academy Core Strategy Course. I want to finish this course before I start investing/trading because there was still so much for me to learn from the professional traders teaching the course. I want to become part of a community and Online Trading Academy is just that. I don’t have any friends or family (besides my deteriorating grandfather) that has these interests or even understands what it is I’ve been studying these past few years. I’d love to find a group of friends that can talk the same language as me. The last I looked about a year or so ago, the total for the Core Strategy Course was $22,000. They also offer other courses such as Futures, Options, & Forex as well that I’d love to take eventually once I have funds to do so.
I don’t think I can even begin to put into writing the drive, determination, and willingness I have inside me to make this crazy dream of mine a reality. I’ve had the patience to sit back and study the markets for the last few years. I would be forever grateful to the person(s) that could turn this dream (and prayer) of mine into real life.
Now, to get into what I’d do with the money if I could turn this dream of mine into a reality. I’d make the world a better place!! When I was in high school I donated my time to the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle and spending time with those children and their families was so rewarding. I’d love to get into doing stuff like that again along with taking my sweet and well-mannered Cane Corso dog to retirement/senior homes so she can visit with the elderly. One thing I’d do for myself, is work on paying my mortgage off. I can’t wait until I can live without the stress of having to afford $2,000 per month for my mortgage payment. I hate seeing how much of my mortgage payment every month goes to interest!
In conclusion, I’m a women with a dream but I know I can make it a reality if I had the means to do so. Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes money to make money”? Because it is so darn true. The hand I was dealt in this game we call life wasn’t the best hand but I won’t let that hold me back. I’m determined! All I need is a little help from a generous soul and I know there are plenty out there in this world. I’ve prayed for this dream of mine to come true for years so I am going to put this in God’s hands now. If it is meant to be it will be. Thank you for taking the time to read this. It’s greatly appreciated. God Bless!
My Paypal username is: @DreamsDoComeTrue44