Many moons ago I spent a Christmas with my girlfriend (now wife), in a pokey, rented, shared flat in Toxteth, Liverpool. We were flat broke. We couldn’t afford to heat the whole flat and it was so cold in the bathroom that the water in the toilet bowl froze overnight. We had a portable black and white TV and, on Christmas Day, that broke too. There was no Internet either, the World Wide Web had only just been invented, and so we amused ourselves with each other’s company, books, music and alcohol. Plenty of that.
But we were happy.
You see, as difficult as our circumstances may have been, we both had ambition. We both knew that the future was bright because we had plans. I told her that one day I would be a millionaire and that I would take her to paradise. Tacky and predictable, maybe, but I was young and it sounded good to me. And to her.
Roll on twenty years and I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been told how ‘lucky’ I am. I have friends and colleagues that are working full time while I go and play badminton at 11am on a Monday, or I might meet a friend for a long lunch on a Tuesday afternoon, or perhaps watch an episode of Mr Robot at 10am on a Wednesday. I’ve never missed a moment of my daughter’s upbringing, walking her to school and back every day, going to all the events, sitting around with mums in cafes while their husbands are out at work.
But it’s not luck. It’s never been about luck. It’s about design.
You see, what I learned very quickly from reading a few business self-help books all those years ago was that the way to accumulate true wealth was by having PASSIVE income. This means having a source of income that doesn’t rely on your own time to generate it.
It doesn’t matter how much you earn per hour, whenever you are trading your time for money there is a limit to the amount of money you can earn because there are only so many hours in the day. Whether you are earning £10 an hour or £100 an hour, you have to go to sleep at some point and when you do, you stop earning. So the KEY to financial freedom isn’t just about having money, it’s about having time to spend it. It’s no good having money if you have to spend every waking hour chasing it, and then you die. And if you can make money without having to spend time doing it, then there is potentially no limit to amount you can make.
So what I did was search for business/investment opportunities that would allow me to earn money regardless of whether I was working or not, and over the years I built a portfolio of such strategies that, combined, produced more money coming in than I had going out in living expenses. In the days before the Internet this involved setting up a jewellery business (from my bedroom in a shared house), hiring staff, saving up the profits, expanding, investing profits into property and renting them out and onwards from there. When the Internet started getting really interesting I began to look for online opportunities and, in fact, it was the discovery of so many betting and trading systems that led me to start the Cash Master Review website nearly a decade ago.
Together with the help of over forty reviewers, all of whom were readers to begin with, we’ve dug out a great number of systems and services that either promised the earth and delivered nothing, or turned out to be real gems. Over that time I’ve learned a great deal and, looking back from the flat in Toxteth, there was no way I could possibly have imagined that one day I would be running robots on virtual servers via the world wide web that would be betting on horse races for me, or logging into a spread betting platform on my Smartphone to trade the financial markets. I had no idea I would own shares in a BitCoin mine and would be getting paid daily from that, or that I would earn money every time someone, somewhere in the world played a game on their phone. I wasn’t to know that I could earn money from the currency markets without lifting a finger while somebody else, in an unknown location, placed trades on my own account for me. Nor could I have predicted that I would be making a huge return on my capital trading the stock market in such a way that I never put it at risk yet got returns that would trump even the most respected financial professionals.
In short, it’s been brilliant.
And the thing is, the very fact that you’ve read this far means that you identify with it too. Whether you’re young, have no money and are just starting out, or if you’re already retired and have disposable income. Whether you’re stuck in a job and looking to make a bit extra on the side or you’re already financially independent and interested in new opportunities… we’ve all got one thing in common… We’re ambitious. And trust me, if you’ve got that then the world really is your oyster. Because no matter how young or old you are, you will get excited about an opportunity and you will take action to get the things you want. Even subscribing to my newsletter was a small step on the path you’ve decided to walk.
I’m often asked by new subscribers what’s the ‘best’ system or service. I understand why they’re asking. They see a huge database of systems and services that we’ve reviewed and they’ve figured they’d take the shortcut and just ask me what the best one is. Seems logical. But the problem is it’s a subjective rather than objective question. What’s best for me may well not be best for you. It’s like asking what’s best, pizza or grilled chicken. They both fill you up but depending on what your goals are and what your tastes are, the answer is going to be different.
But I do have a favourite. And it’s becoming the favourite of more and more people as the years go by. Check this out:
“After almost a year of deliberation I took the plunge to purchase the PIE strategy and now wish I hadn’t wasted a year of trading. I have been spread betting PIE for just over a year now and my return has been 48.2% which equates to annual return of 42.1%. Needless to say this has completely surpassed my expectations. I am now investing more funds in the system but will do so through the more conventional broker method of trading the strategy but still keeping a smaller bank invested in spread betting. My initial chat on the phone with Glynn (having caught him just out of the shower and making him late for his dinner appointment) was very informative and gave me considerable comfort on what I was buying. Once I purchased the system the support from Glynn and Paul has been excellent. No question too stupid for them to answer! Very prompt and informative too. I fully recommend the PIE strategy and have found all the statements made on the PIE website, in conversations and emails with Glynn and Paul to be 100% genuine. They are two of the very few honest individuals who are selling a strategy that will make you a very healthy return. Don’t delay like I did get stuck in!”
Put simply, if all else failed, this is the one strategy that I will use for the rest of my days.
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P.S. I kept my promise. I took her to paradise.