My first "real job" was an analyst at a bank… and I remember the day I got fired like it was yesterday.
It was so boring I would literally fall asleep at my desk in the middle of the day. So they decided to give my job to someone else.
My second "real job" wasn't any better. I sat in a cubicle looking at endless spreadsheets all day for CVS-Caremark, where my boss was some corporate stuffed shirt, always in my face.
I was absolutely hating life – it got so bad I could barely sleep at night.
Not that I had much to get up for every day; my pay was peanuts, too. My salary was only $45,000 a year – around $500 a week after taxes. It was barely enough to afford a decent car, let alone an apartment in Chicago.
So I had to move back in with my parents just to make ends meet. It was so embarrassing, but what else could I do? It was right after 9/11; there was a recession on, good jobs were scarce, and I needed the money.
Time for another change. I didn't know it at the time, but this one would be big – really big.
It didn't quite start out that way, but it opened up the door to incredible, life-changing wealth (and more fun than ought to be legal)…
About the Author
Andrew Keene is a globally known trader and a renowned expert on all things options.