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If you’re like most of my readers, you’ve worked hard to provide for your family. You’re self-motivated, responsible, and you plan ahead with your finances. You want to be sure your investments pay off so you can enjoy life with the ones you love.

But financial markets can be confusing. And sometimes it is hard to know how to invest wisely, without taking too much risk. Maybe you feel like this reader:

I’d like to earn more, but have no real financial background; my family was poor growing up and my Dad died when I was 11. I guess you might call me “educated” but finance is way out of my field.

Does This Sound Like You?

Think about it for a moment:

  • Do you worry about whether you can provide for the ones you love?
  • Are you uncertain about how to invest for retirement?
  • Is the thought of handling your investments overwhelming?

You wouldn’t believe how many other people feel the exact same way.

I’ve Been There Myself

I know what it’s like to worry about finances — to see your investment account take huge losses — to fear whether you’re going to be able to pay for the growing needs of your family.

As the father of seven children (yes – you read that right), I’ve struggled at times to keep up with our finances, and to earn enough to cover all of our needs.

I’ve had to come up with creative ways to generate extra income. And I’ve learned the importance of making your money work for you — and of protecting the savings you’ve set aside.

As a hedge fund portfolio manager, I learned some creative ways to generate investment income. I used these methods to help my affluent clients generate even more wealth. And I started using these same strategies in my own account to support my family.

But although I loved my job and I made a good living, something was missing. The demands of my career didn’t let me spend enough time with my family.

This became abundantly clear in 2008 when my wife was giving birth to our twins. With one hand I stroked her forehead and encouraged her to “push.” And in the other hand I held a cell phone, barking “sell sell” orders to my broker.

Something had to change!

Maybe you’re in a similar spot, working hard to provide for the ones you love, but struggling to make the income necessary.

Or maybe you’ve got an investment account that could provide enough income. But you’re not clear on exactly how to invest your funds. (And you don’t feel comfortable giving the reins over to a financial advisor who may not have your best interest in mind.)

My Goal For This Website

Through my market research and the content I write, my mission is to help you generate investment income, so you can focus on what’s really important.

With this in mind, there are basically four things I write about here:

Investment Income Education – The most important thing is for you to know how to pull income from the market. That’s why I’m dedicated to teaching you strategies you can use yourself, instead of blindly following someone else’s instructions.

Market Thoughts & Commentary – Why should you care about the latest Fed decision, economic report, or market gyration? Each week, we’ll talk about what’s going on in the world of finance, and discuss how the action affects you and your income.

Specific Income Opportunities – I’m constantly looking for new income opportunities and new information for existing trades. I’ll keep you updated about the best opportunities I see, so you’ll stay up to date.

Personal Thoughts & Reflections – Life is full of humor, puzzles and lessons. Sometimes I like to write about these things just to process them in my own mind. While these “thoughts and reflections” may not tie directly to investments, you might be surprised how life’s lessons apply to markets as well.

If you’re new to my site and you’re ready to start taking charge of your investment income, I’d recommend starting with my series on maximizing your 401(k) account. Just click on the link to learn more about getting the most out of this important wealth-building tool.

My Archive

You can also check out my archives page for a list of every post I have written. Or use the search function on the home page, or click on category or tag links within each post to find similar content.

My Subscription Services

ZDS Headshot 10 sz 600While the content on my website is free, I do offer a number of subscription services. These services provide investors with actionable real-time investment recommendations based on my research

Be sure to check out my about page for more information about these resources!

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Yes, you can create the income you need to do what’s really important. All it takes is determination and the right market strategies. Let’s start making it happen today!