Rachel became involved with investing and trading at 15. Before trading, she was looking for ways to grow her savings and become financially independent at a young age. Her parents were very financially aware and infused that into her life early on. At 15, Rachel began researching how to invest and trade on the Internet. She opened her first joint online trading account with her parents, started with stocks, and 3.5 years later, she is currently trading stocks, futures and options successfully.
Rachel has been working as an entertainer since she was 5-years-old. She has grown up performing and entertaining via music and film, and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. Rachel and her band, No Babies No Bullets have played at different music festivals and venues through the West Coast, including Sundance Film Festival 2015, NAMM, The Viper Room and others. She has also worked on films and television shows with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Patricia Arquette, Daryl Hannah, Michael Chiklis and many more.
Since Rachel was home-schooled for high school and finished early, she began blogging about finance and investing to continue while in-between working on sets and playing music. Her blog is read by people both young and old who want basic answers to their finance questions and want to start investing. Rachel was on CNBC, YahooFinance and Fox Business to discuss Fox on Stocks and trading as well as named one of Time Magazine's 25 Top Most Influential Teens of 2014.
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