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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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 →

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 →

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