My interest in economics and investing began when I was twelve, about five years ago. It began with reading a book by Richard Maybury titled ‘Whatever Happened to Penny Candy’. This book opened my eyes, and gave me the basic understanding of inflation. I was fascinated by the effects of inflation. The book was written for twelve year olds, hence the reason why I was able to understand it at the time. That book began my obsession in economics. Before I knew it I was into it, both in search of knowledge and investment opportunity. Like I mentioned, I purchased my first silver bullion in 2009 at $12. I wanted to test my knowledge on monetary system and economics. When silver climbed to near $50 back in 2011, I sold. It was my first investment, a 350% gain. I became obsessed, not in making money, but what really fascinates me is the “why” or “how” markets work. I have never had an interest in wealth, but I am obsessed with economics. It is my absolute passion describing to people how the monetary system works. On January 12, 2012 I began my Facebook page with an initial intent to spread my knowledge to my peers. Unfortunately my peers have little interest. For the longest time I blogged on my page I gained a few followers, but overall I was more interested in my own studies of investing. It was at the start of this year that I began to put ridiculous work into my passion for economics. First it started with working about 4 hours every day after school mostly reading and taking over 200 pages of notes on investing in one month. Before I knew it I was working six to seven hours digging through raw data and hundreds of spread sheets from The Federal Reserve, World Gold Council, The CBO, World Bank, Treasury, etc. Wanting to connect with my peers I began programming my website back in May this year. I went through an 800 page book on html, css, and java script programming in two weeks! I programmed my entire html myself in six weeks, and I got the css from a template provider. It was all very time consuming and on some weekends I was working as much as 12-16 hours in a day researching economics and programming! I have an article out about every two weeks on my website. By establishing more connections, new opportunities have come into my life.