Hi, my name is MARK.
I'm an Engineer by profession, a serial entrepreneur, finance blogger, a stock market value investor and a long-time member of the Truly Rich Club. Through investing in the Philippine Stock Market, I was able to build wealth from the comfort of my own home with the goal of retiring young and rich.
In this blog, I will show you exactly what it takes to start investing in the Philippine Stock Market. I’ll walk you through the process of creating your stock broker account and how Truly Rich Club can guide you to find what stocks to buy and sell.
But before anything else, I would like to tell more about myself.
Now, who am I and why should you listen to me?
WHO IS THE INVESTING ENGINEER?
I'm Mark and I'm the owner of the InvestingEngineer.com blog!
I'm the typical go-lucky guy that you would normally see shirtless along the side of the street drinking beer and cat-calling any ladies that pass by.
I’m also a guy who loves to hang-out, eat, sleep, fight crime and uphold the law all day.
No, I'm not that kind of person. Seriously! I'm just kidding.
I’m an Electrical Engineer by profession. I'm also an online entrepreneur and a passionate Stock Market investor!
WHAT IS THE INVESTING ENGINEER ALL ABOUT?
I launched the InvestingEngineer.com in June 2015 as an online diary of some sort. I initially planned it as my online space where I can dump my thoughts and experiences about my journey to financial freedom. I was inspired to write about my journey when I read Bo Sanchez' My Maid Invests In The Stock Market book.
As the months passed, the blog gained followers and subscribers when I started posting articles about the stock market.
Today, the blog is all about guiding anyone, including you, who want to invest in the Philippine Stock Market with the guidance of Truly Rich Club.
MY STORY: MY DREAM TO BE AN ENGINEER
I must admit that I'm a late bloomer.
You know those kids who started investing at the age of 9? Or those kids who are taught to be entrepreneurs at age 13?
Well, I'm not that kind of kid.
One of my dreams when I was young was to become a scientist. I thought that being a scientist was the coolest person to be. So I tinkered with chemicals, mixing unknown liquids I found in the kitchen, toilet and our garage. My childhood is just crazy!
I had fun playing with electricity. I remember doing those crazy experiments with a compass and electromagnets. As a young kid, I would disassemble my toys to get those tiny electric motors called a dynamo. I wire them up and connect those batteries to make a tiny electric fan. Sometimes, I would make boats made up of Styrofoam and I use the dynamo as its engine. I do a lot of crazy stuff in the name of science and curiosity.
The craziest thing I did is when I directly plugged a dynamo in an electrical socket. It exploded right in front of my face. Crazy it is!
As I was growing up, I already knew what I want to become; to be an Electrical Engineer!
In college, my parents trained me to think that being an Engineer and working abroad will make me rich. I adapted this mindset and studied hard.
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. I looked for ways to make money through selling stuff. I also joined multi-level marketing and networking business opportunities. If there's money to be made, I'll be deeply interested. Network marketing taught me an important lesson in life, that's to never quit. But still, life's hard back then.
During those times, I thought that I would never finish my studies.
I felt depressed and my self-esteem dropped. I thought my dream to become an engineer will never come true.
Luckily, my kind aunt offered to sponsor my remaining college education. That I'm very thankful for!
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 made serious money but all was spent on nothing.
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?
I searched for answers...
HOW I STARTED MY FINANCIAL JOURNEY
It all started one sunny day on the first quarter of 2015.
While searching for opportunities and tips on how to build wealth and make money online, 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 that I’ve made so many financial mistakes in my life.
After reading that book, my mindset changed. That new found wisdom jump started my thirst and hunger for financial literacy.
That day, I felt proud of myself because 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.
NEVER STOP LEARNING
Before I started, I don’t have any idea how to invest in stocks. No one taught me what to do and I had to figure this out on my own. When I joined Truly Rich Club , it taught me to invest with a profound strategy and how to adapt the right investing mindset.
I managed to make a 20% return in my first year. That's when I realized that investing in the stock market with a long-term investing strategy really pays off.
WHAT I AM NOW TODAY
Bo Sanchez' story about his maid is my ultimate inspiration why I help people. I want to help as many people as possible who are just like me.
Today, I continue to invest in stocks with the guidance of the Truly Rich Club and continue to share this wonderful opportunity to my blog readers. My wish is that one day, all those people I helped invest in stocks will be able to escape the rat race and be financially free.