Paul Meyer Buys Houses

what it takes to become a ninja

how this ninja became broken over 14 years…i suggest you avoid everything i did and spend your money on something that will make you instantly happy instead of never knowing because you never spent your money.

–  Actively trading the stock market for 14 years -$180,000

– Been involved in over 30+ business ventures -$40,000

– MLM veteran -$4000

– Military veteran +$12,000

– Lived on 3 different continents -$12,000

– I have three university degrees -$98,000

– Many software training certificates +$10,000

– I’ve spent a night in jail for a while collar crime -$3,300

– bought two lots of land in texas, one burned in a forest fire -$4,200

– stupid big profit penny trade in two weeks +$42,000

– within months lost trade money -$42,000

– bought an old RV and fixed it up and it still doesn’t work correctly -$10,000

– bought two investment properties still underwater -$120,000


my networthiq. i rarely update it. this ninja is really sad at the moment and delivering pizzas to get out of my already dug grave.

8 responses

  1. Liza Jolie

    Hi Financeninja,

    This is Liza. I have landed up on your blog while searching for some personal finance resource. Although I am not an expert of stocks but still I feel like to review your blog at my personal finance community. Can you please allow me to do so. Please mail me your response.


    November 20, 2007 at 12:25 pm

  2. I’m a bit confused here. This blog is public so you can review it with anyone without my persmission.
    This is not a subscription. Let me know if you find anything useful.


    November 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

  3. cruz kalaugher

    teach me your ways.
    you seem to know alot about stocks.

    October 28, 2009 at 8:46 am

    • just read my blog from the start and maybe you’ll learn some good lessons.

      November 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm

  4. neal robinson

    Hey, paul my names neal and im 20 an in alot of ways sum of your stories sound mirriored to my life… I’ve always had to work for what I’ve wanted which doesn’t intel much but its about tiring knowing many ppl live way better then me,that don’t do a lick of work,i have a son that’s about to turn one so with cash tight,an getin tighter…i ask where should i start, and how do i make money work for me instead of me working for money?I dont have any experince in investment(besides drugs) but i know that this could be the key to my son living free or being crushed under life it’s self as I feel I am….rich isn’t what im lookin for but would be nice,but im looking to be comfortable/worry free for my son…but where do i start? any advice/help would be appricated an most likley used to the best of my will. One thing i know is it takes money to make money but can i start with something as small as 100$ bill? Im hopeing i’ve started in the right place on your blog! Thank you for reading…..Neal Robinson… the idea about ppl in joint stocks sounds pretty interesting, less loss but that comes with less profit if it goes somewhere,then again sum profit is better than none or negative losses! Good luck in life im lookin forward from hearing from you.

    December 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

    • Hi Neal and thanks for your personal comment. Every free seminar (that turns into a sales seminar) will tell you making money, big money, is easy. It isn’t. You are 20 and have a son. Congratulations to parenting! I’m sure it wasn’t planned but what creation on Earth ever is? If you really want to help your son have a free life than don’t worry about investing immediately instead choose to educate yourself on financially literacy. If you understand money better you will be able to teach him things at a younger age which will give him a strikingly better advantage to his peers. He will likely become a mentor for his peers and you. If you only have $100 to start with I suggest investing in Rich Dad Poor Dad (book series). It’s easy to read and it’s something he can read young, but more importantly it’s a START for around $0 – because you can get all the books for FREE at your local library. Andrew Carnegie (a very successful industrial entrepreneur) once said that the biggest secrets for free knowledge which no one knows about is the library (or stated in some form like that). It’s true. I know must guys aren’t big book readers. I’m not! But, when I was just a year younger than your age I started reading tons of books on financial literacy, money management, investing, stock market, real estate, property management, and economic thrillers (The Economic Hitman – awesome).

      I think more importantly don’t think about giving your son a free life, make him work hard, because no worth ethic and he’ll never be free. He will just live off of your work! Take the $100 and open a savings account. Try to put $50 bucks in it a month (if you can). My father invested $50 a month for around 15 years into a utilities stock. It offered him the opportunity to buy a home he always wanted providing his children with a bigger place to bring back their grandchildren. See what I’m saying? $9,000 isn’t much for 15 years (plus interest) BUT it helped towards closing costs to buy a bigger home. Without this saved money who couldn’t of done it. My family isn’t rich, modestly middle class at best.

      If you have any questions feel free to email me, but honestly I’m not the biggest one for advice as you can see I’ve gotten myself in and out of many disastrous business ventures. I will be publishing a book within next year. I’ll keep you informed.

      December 3, 2011 at 8:23 am

  5. Dominic.PicNicPR


    Would it be possible to advertise on your site at all?

    I would like to place some unique, high quality content or perhaps a finance widget? Would either of these be possible at all?

    Thanks for your time.
    Kind Regards,

    December 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

    • Post a link to your site/content so I can check it out. If I like it I’ll just do a post for you.

      January 7, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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