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FI Goal#1 – Met!

Hi Pocketchangers, and welcome back! It's been a while since we gave you an update, primarily because we've been quite busy with life! From being more involved in ministries at church to being cooped up by #PolarVortex2019 - it seems like we're just trying to survive. Work has also been stressful, which then reminds me … Continue reading FI Goal#1 – Met!

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The Christmas FI Goal

Hi Pocketchangers, and welcome back! If you haven't seen or heard about the markets recently, you'd be surprised to know that they are seeing their worst performances in a few years. In fact, this 'bad' performance has literally altered our first FI goal! It's time for some adjustments.Now what?The first FI-nancial goal we set after … Continue reading The Christmas FI Goal

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Your Money is Your Responsibility!

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!

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The Ups and Downs in the Market

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

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The Maine Event

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

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August FI Progress

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

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Introduction to Investing

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