Hi Pocketchangers! Welcome back! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are starting to celebrate the Christmas season! A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an IRA conference to further my financial knowledge and garner continuing education credits for a certification. It's a great refresher course and it's also a reminder … Continue reading Your Money is Your Responsibility!
Here at Pocket Change Lifestyle, we believe everyone should learn to DIY. Here are fives reasons why we believe you should handle your investments yourself!
If you haven’t heard yet, this week has been a roller coaster for the stock market. Between Wednesday and Friday, the market saw quite a drop and you can feel a level of uneasiness spreading. But, don’t lose sight of the prize! The drop, as most are, can be attributed to several circumstances including the … Continue reading The Ups and Downs in the Market
The journey to Financial Independence will be long but rewarding. Today we look at our FIRE number and our expected arrival date!
Hi PocketChangers, and welcome back! We recently returned from Maine on a much-needed vacation. Now that we’re back and settled, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you about our trip. If you’re new to the blog, check out the Start Here post about Financial Independence and the journey we’re on. If you’re returning and are … Continue reading The Maine Event
August was a crazy month for us, especially in the world of finances! Welcome back PocketChangers to another FI progress report! Here’s where we’re at for August: Investment Changes Last month, I opened Vanguard and Fidelity brokerage accounts to begin investing small amounts into the market. In August, we moved some funds into each of … Continue reading August FI Progress
Hi Pocket Changers! Today, we’re diving into the world of investing! Okay, perhaps getting our toes wet is a more accurate assessment. Regardless, today we’re going to look at a problem facing a number of Americans, and try to understand why investing is important for long-term financial goals. Let’s jump on in! BIG NOTE: The … Continue reading Introduction to Investing
Hi Pocket Changers! My oh my, July flew by! Granted, we’ve been busy working on a ton of projects at home, but still, we are closing in on the end of the year! Our life is starting to settle back down into some sort of normalcy I think. As you may have noticed, the blog … Continue reading July FI Progress
Hi Pocket Changers! It’s hard to believe another month has gone by, and it has sure been busy on our end. Well, we’re halfway through July, so it’s time for a progress report. Mrs. Pocket Change and I closed on our first home in June! We also adjusted some of our financials, and have made … Continue reading June 2018 FI Progress
Hi Pocket Changers! We’ve been discussing Financial Independence for a couple months now. I figure, by this point you’re shaking your head unconvinced that financial independence will work for you for any number of reasons. Or, perhaps you’re chalking this up to some sort of fad, or you are interested but don’t know where to start. … Continue reading Taking Back Your Income