Author Archives: Mark Hoppus

Dad Said It’s Important to Secure Your Financial Future

Written by Mark Hoppus

My dad told me early on that the only way to not struggle in life is to start saving young and learn the stock market. Initially, I spent my time partying and living the good life instead. Dad sat me down one day and showed me just how little future money I would have thanks to my ignoring my finances. This is what got through to me and shook me up a bit. He said that he would show me how to use a stock pair trade finder so that I would have a leg up with trading. I wondered if I was smart enough to understand how it all works.

I was never good in math in school. I also had trouble with focusing and being easily distracted. (more…)

Learning How to Do Pairtrading

Written by Mark Hoppus

If you want a little adventure in your stock trading, you should go check out You can get an app to help you with finding better pairtrades. Those are when you buy two stocks that are similar. One might perform okay, and the other one might be losing money. This is a system of knowing when to buy and sell so you make money either way the stock is going. However, you really do need to know how to pick your pairs for trading stocks like this.

Another thing you need to have some experience in is making a short sale of one of the stocks. This is the tricky part. You need to know when to just go ahead and sell when the price is climbing. You do not want to wait too long and take a chance it will drop again. Well, there is that chance you are taking, but you do not want to push it too far. (more…)

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A Bookkeeper for My Landscaping Business

Written by Mark Hoppus

I had always dreamed of opening my own business, so it was no surprise when I did that at the age of 20. I know that is a bit young to have your own company, but I knew that I did not need to go to university just to have my own landscaping business. I love being outside, and I had already established myself as a dependable and competent grounds person. I started to get more work, and I knew that I was going to need to find a company that does bookkeeping in Brisbane because it was just getting to be too much for me.

It was nothing for me to figure out wages when I was my only worker. After paying taxes and investing in more equipment, the profit was mine to keep. I started to get too many clients though, and I hired eight people by the time I was 23 years old. (more…)