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Mike B. joins Errol on today's vlog to share tips and advice to new traders, they also discuss how Mike got started in investing. Fun fact, before tastytrade he wanted to be a professional skateboarder and he was sure he would be sponsored by Sprite based on his love of skateboarding and the logo color scheme, he then wanted to be a professional online poker player (until his hopes were dashed because it became illegal in several states). What did he like about poker? Simple: It’s a great way to use your mind to make money. Ultimately, he and his famous whiteboard found their way to tastytrade where he continues to pass along knowledge to the self-directed trader to this day.

 

 

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