What an interesting time we live in!
Remember when you could not get toilet paper? The new metaphorical toilet paper includes many things, things that are hard to buy: I hear in some places flour is hard to come by, tee times for golf, bicycles, and now trampolines. I’m sure there are tons of other stuffs I’ve left out but the trampoline is my family’s current problem.
That and school and summer camps are cancelled. Hence we’ve been on the hunt for backyard activities, specifically a Springless Trampoline at the recommendation of my friend Gillian Irving who used to own an indoor trampoline park.
When Covid first hit, the company had no availability, I assumed it was supply issues, then I found out this week, they had sold out their entire spring season supply. You had to get on a wait list for the fall shipment… This has been the weirdest recession, depression, or as Ben Tal the economist calls it, something in between.
There are some who are still spending, e.g. these Spring-free trampolines are all well over $1,000 and for now, you can only now get them used.
Thankfully, Cherry has a client who owns one and is getting rid of it as her kids are closer to university age than kiddie age. We’re supposed to go pick it up tonight as part of our weekly date night. We’ll romantically eat Chinese take out in our van since there is no dine in option.
Oh and I have to take this trampoline apart. I have trouble assembling IKEA furniture, but this trampoline… I doubt there are instructions. This could be a late night.
Quick stock hacking update. Sorry ladies, this gentleman finally broke the streak. I won last week with -$100. Cherry lost a bit more than I did. Not a great way to win but investing is not always winning and even though both Cherry and I lost last week, she’s still averaging four figures per week and I’m over $600 USD per week, cash.
Our goal for trading now is to make enough for a pool next year and I hear they’re expensive. Not just the pool but people spend tons on sheds and landscaping… ugh. Life is a money pit.
Thank you everyone who took the time out to send some kind words after hearing about haters posting negative reviews of this podcast on iTunes.
Thank you Dwight, Kory, Kate, Letitia, Andrew, Bill, the list goes on. Thank you Kate who defended my honour by posting her review on iTunes as she took exception to the negative posts and she took the Stock Hacker Academy 2.0 along with 200+ others and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and a significant improvement over the original.
Dwight was kind enough to share how he became intrigued with stocks in February after listening to this podcast, took action, opened a TFSA and has since more than doubled his investment into the six figures. That made my day!
Just like real estate, it’s not for everyone. I do believe anyone and everyone CAN stock hack or invest in real estate, it just may not be their priority right now.
On to this week’s show!
Starting Investing in the Later Years, Both Stocks and Real Estate And Selfishly Customizing Legal Insurance For the Investor with Victoria Masucci
We have Victoria Masucci
- Very happily married mother of two
- Self employed for over 20 years and former business owner
- Voted Insurance Business Canada’s top 10 Women of Distinction
- Huge life change resulting from the diagnosis of a life threatening illness of a child
- Became a real estate investor at 53 years of age and a stock hacker at 56 years of age to ensure financial freedom (better late than never!)
- Working towards bigger goals including letting others know about our journey to ultimate financial freedom (maybe a book, blog or speaking engagements – or all three!) and the eventual setting up of a charity
What I also found fascinating is the insurance program Victoria designed for folks like us – entrepreneurs and investors, and how she successfully included her children in her business. So without further ado, I give you Victoria.
To Follow Victoria:
One hater even took the time to detail all the challenges with options trading. Oddly enough we covered all the criticisms in the version 2.0 of the course and we made it available to past students for a whopping $100. And we’re donating a good bunch of that money to support health care workers. Am I all about making sales? Those who know me know the answer. Not nameless people who go posting online.
What these haters and people who don’t know me is I was raised by Asian parents, whatever criticisms the haters have my parents were tougher. In turn, Cherry and I give our best in everything we do, take responsibility, yada yada.
For example, my new friend Gino from Calgary took the original course in the fall, he’s been trading a while and taken other courses and he was kind enough to share his constructive criticisms with me. I was all ears. For many business owners, you know it’s often hard to collect feedback whereas Gino was very sharing and I took notes.
Now here’s Gino’s feedback on the all new version Stock Hacker Academy 2.0:
What a breath a fresh air to hear from someone (Lee Lowell) that approaches his trades in conservative matter and has a plan in place as in how to navigate the market if it starts going against you. I wish I would have known how to implement the rolling strategy a few months ago. I love his thought process when putting in a trade. Example not doing naked puts on stocks over 50 dollars and use spreads on more expensive stocks. Stay out when there are earnings reports. Never gamble with your money. Thanks Lee and I look forward to working with you in the future.
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