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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

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June 2018 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

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Taking Back Your Income

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