I'm glad I did a couple interesting things in my life when I was younger. I'll describe them in this post.
It all started here, at home. I remember the blissful day when my dad bought me my first laptop and sent it all the way around the world from Thailand to Peru. I was 11 years old back then.
I remember he told me by phone: "Pedrito, this is an investment. And as such, it should bring you back some kind of income. Find out how."
I googled "how to make money on the internet" and paraphrased it a hundred times. All I found was Google Adwords/Adsense-type tips. Naah... I wasn't interested.
However, I also found one CFD webpage which offered a special Toolbar that included links to real-time charts and prices for Gold, Oil, EURUSD and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Since then, I started checking their prices constantly from time to time.
I witnessed astounding events (even though most of the time I didn't notice they were serious stuff): the Great Recession, bubble policies, budget crises, super high gold prices (I tried to compel my mom to buy jewerly before it got higher; didn't work).
I don't know why but my mother didn't allow me to join the party.