If you're facing foreclosure, and only have a few thousand dollars to your name, is gambling that money by trading stocks or investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin your ticket to big earnings and saving your home? No. There are smarter ways to invest and avoid foreclosure.
There is a huge industry that sells the dream that anyone can make a bunch of money speculating in stocks and securities. They make it seem like all the cool people are doing it, and they're getting rich. Don't you want to be cool and rich?
Discount brokerages like Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, Etrade, and Robinhood, as well companies providing information, like CNBC and countless newsletters and websites, all market the idea that it's possible for an average Joe with no experience to earn more money trading stocks than with other investments.