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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Book Review – Frugillionaire

I picked up Frugillionaire - 500 Fabulous Ways to Live Richly and Save a Fortune by Francine Jay the other day while doing homework at my base library. It was an easy read and a good starting point for anyone looking into saving money and creating wealth. As I have been on my Financial Independence... Continue Reading →

Missed Investing Opportunities

At the Part Time Investor I sometimes look back at all the missed opportunities or "I wish I had..." moments when it comes to my money. For instance; waiting so long to buy a house or not buying stocks like Amazon back in 2003. For context I graduated High School in 2002 shortly after the... Continue Reading →

Managing Multiple Trading Platforms

I was recently asked how I validate investing on multiple platforms. I currently use Acorns, Robinhood, and M1 Finance as my online brokerages of choice. To answer that I need to provide a quick breakdown of the three: Acorns has a brokerage fee of $1 a month that allows unlimited transactions. It takes the spare... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday (To Me) FI Edition

I turn 35 today, which means... Well I don't know what it means. I guess I feel one day older than yesterday.  I am, however, one day closer to Financial Independence! Upcoming Professional Financial Goals: 1 more year until I earn my Bachelors Degree in Business Management. 4 more years to earn 2 Professional Certifications... 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 →

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