By the time I was 25 I’d had 25 different jobs.
Some of these included being a dishwasher in a French hotel, to a melon picker in Israel.
I flitted from job to job looking to do something I enjoyed, this is when I stumbled across radio. After years of trying, I managed to get a job at my local radio station, Red Dragon FM, which is where I met Pete and Steve.
I often regarded radio as my first passion but realised this wasn’t the case.
My fascination with stocks and shares started way before I could afford to buy any.
I remember my brother’s friend asking me, when I was around 14 years of age, “What do you want to do when you grow up?”
I replied confidently, “I’m going to be a stockbroker!”.
Eventually I did get to work in the City of London, selling sandwiches to stockbrokers at Marks & Spencer. It’s not quite how I imagined it.
Even though I was on a minimum wage, before I got on the tube every morning, I’d buy a copy of the Financial Times just to check out the news and share prices of various companies.
Then I get home after work, armed with a ruler and red pen, I’d underline certain companies and make little notes next to them. I had no idea what I was doing.
I now have more of an idea about what I’m doing but I’m still learning and that’s one of the reasons I set up this website, to learn more and to share this knowledge.
A highly amateur investor, Pete has gleaned the majority of his knowledge from dabbling with Lloyds Bank shares and several viewings of the 1983 hit movie Trading Places (although he is yet to invest in pork bellies).
Having reached an age where he probably should have already started thinking about his financial future but “hasn’t got around to it yet”, Pete has agreed to join in with these podcasts in the hope he can increase his knowledge of the markets and construct a financial plan for his future.
And also so he can fully understand that final scene in Trading Places.
I’ve mainly spent my adult life working in commercial radio, which is where I met Justin and Pete. My childhood was spent riding my bike and playing in fields, if you were interested.
I started saving for a house at the age of 17, not because I was desperate to move out but because I knew that was the biggest investment I would ever make. So thought I’d get it out of the way as soon as possible.
I’m very good with money but have always relied on others to invest for my pension and savings.
I’ve constantly got Justin & Pete on my back to invest in shares. I have no clue if I’m honest but that’s the whole point of these podcasts. If you are like me, want to make money and thought a footsie 100 (FTSE) was 100 of the best foot massages, this podcast will definitely help you make a decision on if shares are for you….
Don’t worry i’ll ask the stupid obvious questions your thinking but don’t want to ask!