I work hard since a teenager working in sales of all sorts. I got my itch to study and enjoy the market like others before me in 2008 of July. I dabbled in the markets and found it so new and exciting. More than I could ever remember feeling about money before, because money was a responsibility of needs mostly. I was never very good in math as a kid growing up. In fact I was never very much good at school except for sports. Through dabbles in the market I took finance and math classes to feed this deep hunger I newly discovered from bon appetit ala markets online, on radio, on tv and conversation. I found I am very good with numbers and I got into the market and the market got into me first. Because I always had a fear of learning math or languages and especially math as it is the language. But the excitement of the market put me past the fear of being told I was not smart enough. Well that is my tale. My market mentors are Schwab and Buffet INC's for starters and from there the world is my market oyster. I don't eat oysters but now I get why those who do are coming back for more. To me the market is addictive because no matter how up and down it is the market in an oyster. A fast track description of the market down the throat fast. It is new and exciting plus never is the same and you never can quite figure it out completely. The market always has something to teach you in math, languages, and plain life. If I ever thought by getting past my fear of learning all I would have to do is dabble in the fast addictive markets, than I would have. And You don't have to go broke doing so. You can just sit on the sideline until your turn to jump in. The cost to do that is variable all the time. I found a love for numbers I never knew I had.