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Try This First Before You Start Day Trading!

I don’t day trade.

I’m too busy working and I have a financial planner.

But it occurred to me today that if you’re thinking about day trading stocks or crypto, you might want to try this test first.

“The Pretend Trader” Test

1. Pick some trades for the day.

2. Write down / record the date and the price of your trades. You’re not going to buy or sell anything. You’re just recording your pretend trades.

3. Do this every day you plan on trading.

4. After a month or three review your data. Did you come out ahead? Are you good at it? Are you good at it just because it’s a bull market? How do your trades compare to an index fund or S&P 500?

That’s all. Test yourself first. See if you have a knack for it before losing any real money.

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Spain 2017

In 2016 my wife and I decided to put all our stuff in storage, move out of our place and take the whole family to Spain for 90 days. I’ve been meaning to get the photos off my phone from this trip and put em up here. I guess the time is now! I’ll be slowly adding photos to this post.

zaragosa spain cathedral

Big cathedral in Zaragosa.


After a grueling 30 hours of traveling with two kids, we landed in Barcelona. We got to our apartment and basically slept for three days. We kept waking up at 3pm. Super hungry and nothing open around our neighborhood. There was a pretty amazing park right across the street from our apartment, but from what I can tell, that city is full of amazing nooks and crannies. I seriously think you could explore Barcelona for a year straight and always find something amazing every day.

Now, Barcelona wasn’t as friendly as the rest of Spain. My guess is that since we try to talk to everyone in our horrible Mexican-Style Spanish, people get pretty pissed since Spanish isn’t even their language. Basically, I got the vibe that everyone in that town is pretty annoyed at travelers like us.

My photos from Barca are pretty lame, I’ll look through my wife’s phone to see if there was anything worth putting up.


The next town we stay in was Muel. It’s a small town about 25 minutes west of Zaragosa. It’s slow. It’s old school. You have to plan your day around what stores you need to shop at. You’ll go get your bread first, then your meats, we could never figure out when the fish market was open. Had to make sure we got our milk on Fridays because on the weekends nothing was open. Food and drink were inexpensive. Local wine was something like 2.5 euros a bottle.

narrow street Muel Spain

muel spain streets

Muel Spain Waterfall

What made this town epic was that it was built around “The Virgin Spring”. In the center of the town was a spring that bubbled up into a big pool. A tiny river ran through it and waterfall came off the side of one of the cliffs. It was quite a spectacle.

the-virgin water fountain muel spring

This isn’t the Virgin Spring, it’s just the Virgin Water Fountain.

walking to mozota

One Saturday we decided to walk to the next town over called Mozota. Just as sleepy :). It was starting to warm up considerably too.

Muel Spain Streets

Old sleepy streets of Muel.

More Photos To Come

There are quite a bit of photos to go through. I’ll update this now and then.

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My name is Sean Work. I run the blog at KISSmetrics and like to help people understand SEO / internet marketing. I am currently building this site, so please come back soon!

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