About this site

My Real Bottom Line is a blog about my experience and opinion on different sources of income.

This site will mainly be about the money in my trading account. I will update the market value of my trading account every week and will discuss the decision behind every trade.  You will be able to see the progress with my trading account, whether it be growing modestly or dwindling down to nothing.

Currently this blog is not monetized. If I do monetize this blog in the future, I will also write about how much money is being made from this blog.

About the author (a.k.a Ebenezer)

I am a DIY investor, a DIY trader, and a miser. I love the idea of perpetual learning.

I used to work in a regional accounting firm doing assurance work. However, I did not find the long hours and the high stress environment suitable for my life and eventually left my job.

I have come to realize that financial freedom is very hard to achieved solely through earning a W-2 income. I began to invest, mostly in dividend paying blue-chip stocks. Over the past few years, my investments have grown moderately.

Still, there is a voice in me that says “you can do better than the market.” Rather than suppressing it or giving into the voice completely, I am managing it by allocating a small portion of my wealth toward a trading account. Make no mistake, I do not day trade nor do I trade penny stocks.

Hence, comes this blog. I started this blog in June of 2014 to write down my thoughts and experience on my trading. This is also a good excuse for me to enter into the blogging world. I have always wanted to try my hands on my own blog after years of reading and following other blogs on finance and money.

I am closing out this “about page” with a thought on a quote by Groucho Marx “While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.” My response is this, it would be nice if I can choose my own form of misery, but happiness should always be my real bottom line.

Thanks for reading,


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