Financial Independence Vs. Wealth Accumulation

I've come to the realization that I have 2 clear financial goals: Financial Independence and Wealth Accumulation. These 2 goals, at times, contradict each other and at others overlap. First I would like to lay out the goals of each as I apply them in my life: Goals of Financial Independence: To not have any... Continue Reading →

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The last quarter of 2018 was brutal for investors. Trade wars, interest rate hikes, a glut of oil reserves; among other variables; all conspired to  a depressed stock market. After a record bull run many pundits were calling for a bear market to take hold. Two weeks into the new year nothing has really happened... Continue Reading →

Buying U.S. Treasury Bonds Part 1

Are you considering buying U.S. Treasury bonds to safely invest some of your money? At The Part Time Investor I am going through the process myself. I would like to start setting aside some cash in Series I savings bonds to help protect against inflation, make a small guaranteed return backed by the federal government,... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Books of 2018

As a bonus article to close out the year I'd like to share the top 5 books that I read in 2018. According to Goodreads I finished the year completing 30 books. A lot of it was some nerdy sci-fi and fantasy fluff but I read some quality material as well. You can check out... Continue Reading →

Bear Market or Correction?

Does it matter? As we close the year out at The Part Time Investor there are a lot of headlines about the U.S. and world economies heading towards or already in a Bear Market; some pundits are more positive calling it a correction. The world markets have definitely been getting pummeled to say the least.... Continue Reading →

Re-balancing M1 Finance

I re-balanced my Dogs of the Dow pie on M1 Finance today. It was a  very simple process: First I removed the holding GE, which I no longer wanted, from the pie. Next I selected the new holding, JPM, and balanced it to 10% of the total pie to get equal weight with the other 9... Continue Reading →

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