Rick Orford

Rick Orford

Rick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author with over 20 years of experience trading stocks and options. The most authoritative publications, including Good Morning America, Washington Post, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, NBC, FOX, CBS, and ABC News, cover his work.

His passion is business, and he works tirelessly to deliver content in an easy-to-understand manner.

Rick started his career very young. In 2004, he started a web hosting, design, and registry company, which was acquired in 2007. Then, he and his partner, Andrea, became pioneers in the telecom VoIP industry by offering a business phone service that would work from anywhere.

Their business experienced significant growth, having clients of all types, including large publicly traded companies in the U.S.

Between 2009 and 2015, Rick was an elected credit union director, partially responsible for a portfolio of deposits exceeding $200 million. Being on the board of directors gave Rick inside knowledge of the mortgage and lending business!

In 2012-2013, Rick became involved in several strategic acquisitions in the telecom industry that helped add significant value to their company.

Following this path, their telecom company was acquired by an American ISP in 2014, allowing Rick to become financially independent and retire early (FIRE) at 35.

Rick’s experience on the Street and in the boardroom allows him to assist clients in translating vision into reality.

In 2018, Rick wrote The Financially Independent Millennial to inspire his readers with his story about becoming financially independent at age 35 despite not learning about money when he was younger. His books are easy to read and often refer to key points that “He would tell his younger self.”

When not thinking about business, Rick writes (mainly about cruise ship travel) for his travel blog and is an enthusiast of fast cars, technology, and cooking.

Recent Articles

Bullet Proof Your Portfolio: 3 Must-Have Defensive Stocks for 2023

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The Sweet Spot: 3 GARP Stocks You Can’t Afford to Overlook

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3 Tempting Sin Stocks for the Adventurous Investor

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The 3 Best Value Stocks to Buy Now: September 2023

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