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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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 →

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 →

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