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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News Trading

For this weekends installment of The Part Time Investor I wanted to talk about news trading. If there in one app I check more than Yahoo Finance it is my Flipboard news feed, it consumes a bunch of my screentime on my iPhone. When reading articles about companies I am invested or interested in I have... Continue Reading →

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 →

Happy Thanksgiving!

At The Part Time Investor I wanted to pause and and reflect on the things I am thankful for in the spirit of the holiday: My wife Kristen and her infinite patience for my "projects".My parents and family for their support.My job and the amazing Marines that I work with.Full health benefits! Literally saved my... 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 →

M1 Finance FANG Stocks

Have you ever wanted to own Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, or Google (FANG stocks) but the price point kept you out? Initially I too was priced out until I started to understand M1 Finance's investing platform a little better and realized fractional share investing was the way to go. About a month ago I started investing... Continue Reading →

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