Here is my story of how and why I became a stock investor without having loads of money. I now invest small amounts of money every month slowly but surely growing my portfolio.
In 2011 I got super lucky. Being a girl from nowhere, growing up with a single mom who struggled to feed us, I got a job in Google in windy and Guinnessy Ireland and…hallelujah!…they gave me 19 shares as a part of the salary package. Back then they were worth 240 EUR or sth like that, so 4000 EUR in total. But you know what? I just forgot about them.
Years were passing by …I was trying to find the love of my life and figure out who I am. Once that happened, I found myself in “sunny” Belgium. That was 5 years later. I’ve got a job in a marketing agency in a fancy Antwerp and decided to check how much the property market was there..cause in Ireland it was insane! Even with my fat Google salary and bonuses I could not afford a proper 1BD apartment. So I checked. And OMG! It was possible to buy a dwelling!
However, I didn’t have any savings…shacks! Wait…I remotely recalled that I have Google shares. Wait wait wait, how much do I have now? I am checking my Morgan Stanely account and my eyes are widening: 22,000 juicy beautiful EUR! From 4K to 22K in 5 years! Niiiicccce!
I sell the shares (luckily they were vested/taxed when they were issued to me by Google), I put downpayment and VOILA … I get a beautiful 2BD apartment right in the center of Antwerp.
That’s the moment when my belief in stock investing found a true fan supporter. I started searching for the ways to invest on my own ….
…it turned out more complicated than I thought. Morgan Stanley was not an option, it was a corporate solution. I checked other brokers but just couldn’t find anything that would not make me ultimately confused about how to do it and how much to pay for all the confusing fees.
I spend the next 2 years trying to find the right broker. I’ve been to each bank in my area, subscribed to all possible independent platforms just to get SUPER FRUSTRATED! The banks were offering their own rigid portfolios, the platforms made it so confusing online that it was impossible for a dummy like me to invest easily.
I almost gave up, cause I’ve also been to every investing group and asked WHERE THE HELL I CAN FIND AN EASY TO USE PLATFORM WITHOUT MASSIVE FEES…the silence of lambs on the other side…frustrating…I also wanted to find a platform that makes it possible to buy fractional shares: so instead of paying a whopping 2K for Amazon share, you’d be able to buy only, say, 1% of that share. How cool would it be, right? But there was nothing like this in sight…
Then, as if by chance, something amazing has happened…
…When I started working on upgrading my money mindset, the platform hit my face like in the most beautiful fairytale with a happy ending!
Because I was working on my money mindset and law of attraction, I knew that that platform has appeared right in front of my face not by chance. That’s why I’ve subscribed immediately to it and guess what! Unlike with other platforms, I didn’t have to wait for half a year for them to decide whether they can bless me with their approval. My application got approved literally within 1 day and I bought my 1st share the same day…and it was a fractional share…BOOOM!
Suddenly, everything changed for me and I was able to invest every day as low as 1 euro...well, usually I go for 10 EUR +So, when I feel like shopping for useless stuff, I go to the platform and I get some stocks instead…I am investing into my bright future and you should to!
Luckily enough I already knew how to invest because while I was searching for a good platform, I was also educating myself on stock investing. So, during the 1st year my portfolio grew 32%! And then the COVID happened…
…the portfolio went down, of course, but this doesn’t scare a seasoned investor an inch! Seasoned investors were waiting for such a drop to invest…so, I was prepared for that. Instead of selling my stocks in panic, I started buying stocks and I keep on buying.
What’s the trick?
“When you invest long term, you don’t care if the market crashes…in the long term, it will go up at one point … and that’s what happened to my portfolio…I brought it to new heights.”
Finally, I have become the investor I wanted to be since I got my property in Antwerp which I now rent, btw and get additional income into my pocket. I am so happy I am contributing into my FREEDOM which is my core value.
And since I’ve generated all this knowledge and I know how easy it is to invest I decided to make it available to you … making my knowledge and tools available to as many people as I could, to help as many people as I could.
I’ve created an actionable mini-course which will enable you to invest already this week from as low as 1 EUR