The life of Justin Furniel was that of a typical college student before the pandemic. He attended classes at Valencia College, earning a degree in business administration sub finance and eventually getting a job at the bank. However, in 2020, like many others, he lost his job during the pandemic and decided to move back home to his family. In financial despair, Justin acted faithfully and decided to trade and invest more in stocks during one of the worst stock market declines in history, despite being told that it would be a bad idea.
Furniel made tens of thousands of dollars trading stocks like Tesla and Amazon in less than one year and then used the profits from his trades to purchase rental properties, now having over half a million invested in real estate by age twenty-six. In addition, he has used his experience and knowledge in the stock market to build his website PushAndProfit.com to help educate young individuals on trading and investing in the stock market.
“What makes me stand out from others that have tried trading in the stock market is that I take trading seriously, and treat it more like a business. Every night I study the trends, and plan out my trades for the next day.” says the young stock investor. “I will spend an unhealthy amount of time doing research, sometimes even skipping a meal or losing sleep and becoming more aware of or efficient in whatever I pursue. I often go above and beyond to maximize results on whatever I am working on.”
Furniel’s journey into finance started much earlier when he enrolled in a personal finance class during high school, which sparked his interest in carrying on with his major at Valencia College. During his first year of college, he learned about dividend stocks for the first time, but it wasn’t until November of 2016 that he purchased his first stock, one share of Microsoft, for $60.47. Although he had an interest in stocks, it wasn’t until 2020 when he started to pour every dollar Furniel had into the market while it was plummeting, confidence that his trading positions would greatly appreciate because of a famous quote he once heard from Warren Buffet that goes “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.”
After making tens of thousands of dollars trading stocks like Tesla and Amazon during the pandemic and then using the profits to buy real estate, garnering him a real estate portfolio of over half a million at age twenty-six, Furniel started building his website PushAndProfit.com. The goal of the website is to help expedite the learning curve that comes with trading and investing in the stock market and build a robust trading community.
Furniel is dedicated to teaching others the tools used to build wealth, primarily because many Americans in this day and age struggle to live paycheck to paycheck, with that number increasing month over month due to rapid inflation. Furniel’s objective is to get individuals interested in the stock market at a young age; this way, wealth can begin compounding at a much earlier rate by utilizing digestible finance content efficiently.
“In five years, I see myself most likely a lot wealthier as stocks and real estate tend to have that special power of leverage, but most importantly, I see myself taking more of a social leadership role in helping the community,” adds Justin. “I see myself molding into more of a philanthropic identity as I slowly realize that just plain money doesn’t satisfy me but being rich in good character and helping others satisfies me much more.”
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