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 →

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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 →

General Electric Spooktacular

Is it safe to invest in General Electric (GE)? Unfortunately at the Part Time Investor GE no longer meets my Value Investing strategy or Dogs of the Dow strategy. It was recently announced that GE is slashing their dividend to $0.01 per share and are restructuring their Power Division into two units. This is after... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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