Book Review – The Book on Rental Property Investing

It's been awhile since my last blog post here at the Part Time Investor. I've been going to college full time while deployed to Kuwait with little free time. I've still been investing in Acorns and M1 since those portfolios are automated. In my spare time I have been able to read The Book on... 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 →

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