The 5 Essentials for Smart Investing: with Michele “Mish” Schneider and Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman
Nov 11, 2019 · 14 min read

Switch the mindset from living frugally and trying work hard enough to save money to learning how to invest intelligently. For example, before I began trading on the NY Commodities Exchanges, my attitude about money was coming from a place of scarcity. “If only.” was how I started lots of sentences. “If only I could travel more, wear nice clothes, afford to live in a better apartment, etc.” I tried to live as frugally as possible and save whatever I could. It did not work. When I went to the floor, I had no money. I borrowed $2000 to make my first trade. In short order I learned that the only way to make money grow is by investing. Once I thought from a place of abundance rather than from scarcity, everything changed.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michele “Mish” Schneider. A former special education teacher, Mish was one of the first female floor traders on Wall Street. Today she serves as Director of Trading Research and Education at MarketGauge.com, an industry-leading financial publishing company. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information, technology and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters, and Bank of America. Mish was a member of several New York Commodity Exchanges and cut her teeth on the floor learning to trade commodities and gaining a reputation as an expert “chartist’, advising the top traders in the world. At MarketGauge.com, she teaches discretionary trading through an educational and recommendation service called MMMAdvantage, for active investors. With her first book, Plant Your Money Tree, she combines her love of teaching with her world-class expertise in finance and investing. Upon its release, it sold out on Amazon in one day, immediately climbed to #1 new release in Intro to Investing, Retirement Planning, and Business and Finance, and won the BookAuthority.com award for the best new wealth book of 2019.

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