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Invest in the Markets Interview

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As a member of the personal finance community, I’m amazed at how many people are a part of it. Unfortunately that often means that I can’t always keep up with everyone. It’s a shame because there are some wonderful bloggers with their stories and advice on handling finances responsibly and with fun.

To counteract that and get the word out on other bloggers, I’ve started the Sunday Blogger series. It’s my hope that you’ll discover some new voices in the series.

Invest in the Markets Interview

Today's interview is with Doctor Stock from Invest in the Markets.

Why did you start Invest in the Markets?

Invest in the Markets was started for the average investor… the person who has an interest in investing, but may not have the education or the time to invest on their own.  

I watched and listened to friends and family express their frustrations with their “professional” advisors who were coaching them to hold on…even invest more, during the downturn of 2007-2008.  

Many people lost 30%+ of their portfolios and in some cases, they still have not recovered.    I decided to share some alternative ideas… so I attempt to provide investment articles to educate and inspire readers to invest on their own.  

I also remain open to emails and encourage dialogue… by responding personally to each and every question or comment I receive.  Ultimately, my goals are to help investors protect their capital, minimize their risk, and maximize their returns.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been “blogging” for approximately 1.5 years on and off… but it is only in the past several months that I decided to make this more than a hobby and commit myself to like I would a new business.

What are some of your favorite posts to write for Invest in the Markets?

When I sit down to write, I try to answer the question: What would benefit my readers the most?  After all, I write for them… not myself.  

Here's some of the articles I've written recently that I'm most proud of due to the way it has helped investors:

How do you handle your own finances? Do you have a formal budget or a more informal system?

I have an informal budget system.  I've used a formal budget in the past, but I'm quite frugal, so spending is not really an issue for me.  I tend to be a saver.  What I do find valuable is keeping all my receipts and entering them once a month into a spreadsheet to see where I'm spending my money.

What’s the biggest financial mistake you’ve ever made? What did you learn from it?

The biggest financial mistake I ever made was investing in wheat futures on the whim and advice of a friend.  I lost several thousand from my own carelessness of listening to a “tip.”

What are your goals this year with the site?

My goals this year with Invest in the Markets are:

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Thanks to Doc for doing the interview! If you have time today, please visit Invest in the Markets. Talk to the Doctor Stock on Twitter and Facebook.

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