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I grew up in a small steel town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. When it was time for me to start work, I busted my butt as a forklift operator at my local Home Depot for 60 hours a week.
It would have been all too easy to spend the rest of my life on someone else's terms, on someone else's time, and to pad someone else's bank account.
But I wanted to get out. I wanted to take control, to have something more.
So… I taught myself how to trade. I ran away with it.
By the time the 1990s rolled around, I'd co-founded one of the world's leading financial education companies; I helped more than 300,000 people master the art and science of trading.
A few years later, I cashed in and sold my company to some Wall Street fat cats. But I wasn't done teaching people how they could build wealth – wasn't done by a long shot.
About the Author
Tom Gentile is one of the world's foremost authorities on stock, futures and options trading.
With more than 25 years' experience trading stocks, futures, and options, Tom's style of trading systems and strategies are designed to help individual investors propel themselves past 99 percent of the trading crowd.