3 Reasons to celebrate when the market goes down

Volatility is back!  And that is a very good thing for the stock market. As a 26 year old, I have seen very little market volatility in my investing lifetime.  You wouldn't know that if you happen to get a day off work and sit around and watch CNBC all day. The talking heads to … Continue reading 3 Reasons to celebrate when the market goes down

March 2018 Investing Plan

Warning: Money Nerd Stuff Ahead! As you'll see below in our projected budget spreadsheet for the month of March, it's going to be a big month.  It will likely be our biggest month of 2018 and it's coming early. If you'd like a more detailed breakdown of our approach to budgeting please check out our … Continue reading March 2018 Investing Plan

M1 Finance – An Honest User Review

What is M1 finance? To give a brief overview of M1 for those who are familiar with many investing platforms M1 finance would be somewhat of a hybrid between Betterment and Robinhood. Unfortunately I feel that it takes a few qualities from each of those platforms without giving you the utility of either one. When … Continue reading M1 Finance – An Honest User Review

7 Smart Ways to Take Advantage of a 3 Paycheck Month

March 2018 is a 3 paycheck month for those of us on a bi-weekly pay schedule.  This is a great opportunity to jump start your financial goals, or even take advantage in a way you'd never thought of!  I'll show you 7 great ideas to make sure that 3rd paycheck isn't wasted.  These are in … Continue reading 7 Smart Ways to Take Advantage of a 3 Paycheck Month

A Breakdown of How We Invest

Our method of investing is what I would call a hybrid approach amongst many people who have influenced our financial philosophy. I believe in staying 100% debt free (aside from a mortgage we are paying extra on to eliminate) so any credit card spending is purely to rack up some reward points for traveling and … Continue reading A Breakdown of How We Invest