WealthVine is a place where you can learn how to make your money grow and work for you instead of you working for your money.

My name is Chris Douthit and I must admit I was always very good with my money and always looking for ways to get the best deal on every dollar I spent. I studied finance, real estate and computer science in San Francisco and was lucky enough to get hired by a quality financial institution out of college where I learned and mastered the art of stock option trading.

I worked for a few years as a Lead Market Marker until things outside of my control derailed my career. It was here I made a decision that I did not want my financial wellbeing in the hands of someone else.

In 2003 I decided to go to work for myself, save my money and start investing. One thing that I learned, especially from friends and family who were using money managers, is that no one is going to watch your money like you.

Looking at other people around me spending spending spending at alarming rates and then hearing about how they were always broke, really ate at my nerves when it became time to hang out, travel, go to dinner, do something fun and they had no money.

I started realizing everyone’s a slave to a broken system that keeps you working until your 65. That is not the life I wanted for myself, my time is worth way more than my depreciating assets people acquire and I think everyone should live by the same rule.

Anyone who decides to live by these same philosophies will be shocked at, (i) how fast they can save their money, (ii) free yourselves from an employer, (iii) and, most importantly, retire at an early age so you can live out the rest of your life with the people that mean the most to you, like family.

I have not worked for someone else in over a decade and I am totally self-sufficient.  I do this by keeping my costs down, making smart decisions with my money and investing in my option trading business. Now I can spend my days doing whatever I want, when I want.  So today, I have decided to start this blog so I can help others make a few small changes to their life. Keep reading and you too can retire while you’re still young enough to enjoy life. I learn as I go and I share my best tips, so as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep sharing.