I'm not exactly a Business Major (Intro)
At an early age I learned a lot about politics and business from my auntie who I considered to be my mentor or mentoress. She was once a soldier and spent a lot of time in Saudi Arabia. I participated in family debates when I was little and read a lot of her old financial books. I didn't understand much of what I was reading back then but I guess some how that information continued to float around in my head as I got older.
Politically and idealistically I am leaning real hard to the far left. This gets me into a lot of trouble and I often get fired from jobs. When I do get fired from one job, it can take months for me to find a new one. I'm a strange case and employers often tell me I either lack experience or I'm over qualified for the positions I apply for. That's why I often apply for the jobs nobody wants to do and do them until I get fed up with them.
With the knowledge that I could get fired from my jobs at any given moment because of my poor attitude and complete disgust of the current capitalist hierarchy structure, I began creating nest eggs to support myself while unemployed.
Eventually I landed a job at Walmart and I just knew I was going to be in big trouble working for that corporation. A savings account or money market account on Walmart wages just wasn't going to cut it. During my first year I would sit in the break room at lunch time reading financial ebooks on my Palm Zire 21 PDA about day trading, order routing, swing trading and investing. After I was able to wrap my mind around all of that stuff, I would arrive at work several hours early just so I could read the Wall Street Journal in the break room before my shift started.
I eventually learned the ropes by losing my bum, analyzing my mistakes and now I am a beast.