Hello and welcome to my website! I have been interested in money and the stock market since I was a teenager. Money was always tight when I was growing up and I was fascinated by the idea that investing could help me live a life of financial freedom.
When I graduated from high school, I had earned some academic scholarships but still couldn’t afford to pay for more education. I worked for a few years and saved money to go to university. There I did a business degree and decided on a career in accounting. After a few years working for a major accounting firm, I decided to take a job at the Securities Commission. There I learned about the stock market and the laws created to keep investors safe. My next job was with a public company where I prepared the financial information that would be used by investors and stock market analysts to assess the company.
By the time I was in my early forties, I had learned a lot about financial markets and stocks and bonds. I worked a lot of long hours. Fortunately, the company I worked for appreciated my efforts and rewarded me amply with bonuses, raises, stock options and a healthy pension plan. I learned to invest this money to build the wealth I needed to quit my job, stay home with my two sons and live off my investments.
It’s been seven years since I left my job and I have not “worked” a day since then. I spend my time with my kids or out in the mountains where I love to ski, climb, hike and mountaineer. I found the financial freedom I dreamed about so many years ago and I live a very comfortable life pursuing my passions.
Now I’d like to help you do the same. I created this website to share my experiences and what I’ve learned about personal finance to give you the tools you need to take control of your own money. The essential resources I created and offer here are free because you shouldn’t need to spend money in order to gain control of your money. To get started, visit my “Start Here” page or click this link https://angelabargen.com/start-here/