Who is The Investing Engineer PH?
First, let me introduce myself.
I'm Mark, I'm an Electrical Engineer working as a Construction Specialist in a small size construction firm.
I graduated at Technological Institute of the Philippines Quezon City with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering last 2006. That same year, I got my licence as a Registered Electrical Engineer.
With almost 10 years of experience in the field, I got to learn all the facets of engineering construction, I've been part of small, medium and large-scale commercial projects and I'm proud of what I've achieved today. There's just this one thing I'm not yet successful yet; and that is becoming financially free.
A Brief Background Of My Life
When I was a kid, I always dreamed of being a man of science and a financially successful person. So I dreamed of becoming what I consider is the best profession where I can do both; to be an Electrical Engineer.
When my family’s business was greatly affected by the Asian Financial Crisis, I was forced to stop my college education in 2002 due to financial constraints.
I was forced to work for undergraduate jobs and find ways to make money through multi-level marketing and networking business opportunities during those times.
I thought that I would never finish my studies.
I was depressed and my self-esteem dropped. I thought my dream to be an engineer will never come true.
Luckily, my kind aunt offered to sponsor my remaining college education. Fast forward to this day, I’m now a Registered Electrical Engineer.
Striving for financial independence was always my goal ever since I started working. But I found out that it’s easier said than done.
I thought that if I become an engineer, I can get a nice high paying job to support all of the things I needed in my life. That was the plan. But no matter what job and salary I get into, I still live paycheck to paycheck and couldn’t make myself richer. Now why is that?
How I Started My Financial Freedom Journey
While searching for opportunities and tips on how to build wealth and make money online one sunny day on the first quarter of 2015, I found the answer to my lifelong question.
The answer came from an e-book “My Maid Invests In The Stock Market... And Why You Should Too” by Bro. Bo Sanchez.
In that book, I realized all the time I’ve wasted. I could have started making myself a rich man years ago. I was so full of regret that I thought of it until the day ended.
The next day, that new found wisdom jump started my thirst and hunger for financial literacy. I searched everything; every blog, every article, every book and filled myself with knowledge.
I started from the basic and slowly advanced to the more technical reading materials about the stock market.
It is by this time that I learned about Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and a lot more investing gurus. I studied their strategies and their philosophies by reading articles and books written about them.
This is also the time that I’m beginning to learn more about Value Investing.
One day, I just decided that it’s time to apply all the information I read about stocks. I opened an account and bought my first stock.
I’m now a stock market investor.
The feeling is so good. I literally feel that I now own the company I bought shares with.
Testing The Value Investing Principles I Learned
When I started, I don’t have any idea how to make stock valuations. No one taught me what to do and I had to figure this out on my own.
But after reading a lot of books about Value Investing, I learned what to do and started investing based on my own analysis.
After I learned the basics, I applied these principles and the right mindset in my investment decisions.
After a year, I managed to make a 20% return. I realized that a value-based approach strategy really pays off.
What I Am Now Today
Bro. Bo Sanchez' story about his maid is my ultimate inspiration why I started this blog. I want to teach this new found wisdom to people who are just like me when I was in the "dark" times of financial illiteracy.
Nowadays, I continue to invest using Value Investing principles and share this knowledge to my blog readers and hope that one day, we can all escape the rat race and be financially free.
When I'm not looking into my portfolio or reading books and all sorts of stuff about the stock market, I ride motorcycles. I love sport bikes! I also love to watch Fox Movies and HBO all day in my spare time. If you find value in the posts I made in this blog, please kindly share them with your family and friends.
Spread the word and be financially literate.
To your success,
The Investing Engineer PH