Welcome to StashGrow.com! Just to write up a quick introduction here. I started Micro-Investing with the Acorns app probably 4 or 5 years ago which led me to Stash & Robinhood. That was my introduction into stocks and investing in which I did really well and moved from Robinhood to Webull with a stock trading account over $25,000 that allowed me to day trade unlimitedly.
I did really well day trading in 2019 and even 2020 during the pandemic. I invested in stocks like APT (makes mask), 3M, Moderna and Pfizer when the vaccines was. I was doing so good with day trading I was addicted to it. But we was in a bull market and I think if you was to show your accountant financial loses for those years he’d ask wtf was you doing to lose. Everyone was winning.
Then in early 2021, Janurary 20th, 2021 to be exact, things changed. We now how a new President and the economy wasn’t what it was in those Trump years. I had just been let go from a job and had been getting wrecked in the stock market since the election results had came in. I had lots of losses but still sitting pretty good financially. Dissatisfied with the way management was taking advantage of employees I did what any other cocky construction worker would do… Start my own LLC and become my own boss. I went to trucking school and got my CDL. Used up all of my money and borrowed lots more to get my business going doing Hotshot Trucking. Bought a F450 and 40′ Gooseneck trailer adding debt to my life after living virtually debt free.
After the long process of what it takes to get your own MC authority, having your truck and trailer legal to haul interstate commercially and learning the ropes I was off hauling loads. At the time diesel was up very high but the rates was compensating for it. But soon as fuel cost started coming down the rates went down further and faster and the supply of loads was few and far between for the amount of trucks flooding the market now that diesel went down. My best load earned me $180/hr after expenses. Sounds great doesn’t it? But loads like that wasnt consistent and then my truck went down. Rear end went out and it was a warranty repair in which the dealership kept my truck for 8 months to fix it.
That was the nail in the coffin for newly found business that was glorified by youtubers as fast quick easy money. With my nearly 20 years in construction building oil refineries, chemical plants and a few power plants I can look back and honestly say that was the stupidest mistake of my life. And that’s saying a lot when you have 2 ex wives. That amount of money invested there is probably 100 things I could’ve done as a business and been successful.
Needless to say I’ve spent the past 8 months or so building back. Still got a long ways to go but I must acknowledge that I’m pretty good at fixing that financial mistake, eliminating debt and having my money create more money.
I plan on showing full transparency with what I invest in, how I diversify and teach you what has worked for me as well as try my best to prevent you from making bad choices. I’m not going to go all Dave Ramsey on ya’ll. Matter of fact he’s brilliant but I’ve seen him dismiss Acorns as a good method of investing. I’ve taken money out of acorns that was up 29% versus my 401k being up 12% in about the same time frame.
First and foremost you don’t need a lot of money to start investing. Matter of fact you can get started with as little as $5 week if you want. But when that $5 a week for 10 weeks turns into $75 you start to realize if only I invested a little more. You can’t get that sort of return by having your money sitting in a savings account in the bank. If this sounds like something you’re interested in keep on reading here.