Sellers Remorse

Starting off trading on Robinhood a while back I bought some stocks in a few companies I thought were undervalued and were due to rebound. This was before I started educating myself and way before I understood that I needed a strategy. Full disclosure; I bought shares of General Electric (GE), JC Penny (JCP), and... Continue Reading →

Military Financial Tips #2 Barracks Life

In today's military there are an unprecedented amount of base services for single service members living in the barracks. While pay is pretty low for young enlisted pay grades there is not much to have to spend your money on. The most successful savers/wealth creators I have witnessed living in the barracks eats at the... Continue Reading →

Free Tools For Screening Stocks

As a part time investor I try to keep my expenses low. I currently trade on three platforms; Acorns, Robinhood, and M1 Finance. My total cost? $1 a month. Free screening tools: Yahoo Finance TradingView sinkorswim Yahoo Finance is my go to screener. It has free charts, news, fundamentals, financials, and analysis. As a value... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Intelligent Investor

"[I]nvesting isn't about beating others at their own game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game."  -Zweig The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham and commentary by Jason Zweig is a must read for anyone who wants to get into or is interested in value investing. Graham literally wrote the... Continue Reading →

The Thrift Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) works as a 401(k) designed for federal employees. As an active member of the United States Marine Corps I have been allotting 10% of my paycheck since I was 19. Watching that nest egg grow (and ignoring it when it shrinks) has been the longest going financial investment of my... Continue Reading →

Investing Strategies

As a part time investor I like using a buy and hold strategy. If I made trading a full time job I would learn quantitative analysis and sit and a computer all day buying and selling on small movements in the market. It's probably a good thing I don't invest full time because I don't know... Continue Reading →

M1 Finance

I recently stumbled on an investing app called M1 Finance. It's a free to use brokerage that offers both mobile and web trading tools. As of this writing I have not invested in my account but did set up a trading plan. M1 offers investors the ability to create a portfolio where money is invested... Continue Reading →

Robinhood

Shortly after I started investing in Acorns I got the itch to start picking my own stocks. I gave myself a crash course on stock investing with Investopedia and started researching stocks with Yahoo Finance. There are traditional platforms to choose from like TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab, among others, who have a stellar reputation with a... Continue Reading →

Financial Podcasts

I wanted to make a short post today and list some of the podcasts I listen to. There are a couple I've been listening to daily/weekly for awhile now, and others are mostly saved for road trips/flights. The names of the podcasts are right out of my iTunes podcast library and most can be found... Continue Reading →

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