Money is one of those concepts we learn very little about in school. Schools focus on many ideas that will supposedly benefit us later in life such as Math, Languages, Science, and Government. They also teach us other ideas that are more abstract such as History and Literature. We aren’t really taught about that one thing that makes us all get up in the morning and work: Money!
WHO AM I?
My name is Eric Baglio. I’m 37 years old, have been working since I was 17 and currently have a family of four. I’m extremely passionate about investing and have learned a great deal about what it takes to become financially secure and overall wealthy.
I’m by no means rich right now but I have spent a great deal of time learning the hard way what it takes to be successful with money.
I have a retirement account set up, a pension that starts the day after I retire from the military, a portfolio of stocks, a home that I’m paying off, and I trade options part-time. I don’t plan on working till I’m 65 and if I continue on the path I’m on, I should be able to retire much sooner.
What Have I Done?
Well, I’ve had quite a life so far. I joined the military while I was in college and surprised everyone in my family. I have been a proud member of the United States Navy for more than 17 years. I know. I know. I look a lot younger. What can I say?
During my time in the United States Navy, I’ve visited 12 different countries, been around the horn of South America, crossed the equator multiple times and had the pleasure of spending months at a time on the open sea.
I became interested in growing wealth and investing a little more than a decade ago and am learning every day in one way or another.
I also discovered that investing while out to sea is no easy task. Slow internet speed, limited resources, I went through a course to become a Financial Specialist which allowed me to council members of the armed services about their finances. I learned one thing about myself. I really like teaching others about investing.
That’s the reason, I started this site. I’m happy to share what I’ve learned and hope to grow this site to a massive resource for those that want to learn to how to invest.
Eric Baglio has been investing for over ten years and learned a lot of valuable lessons along the way. He has helped numerous people start investing on their own and founded Let’s Start Investing to help anyone willing to learn how to build wealth. His favorite brokerage is Webull and his favorite stock advising service is Motley Fool Stock Advisor.