I’m now saving and investing my way to a million dollar portfolio…but it wasn’t always that way.
I started investing when I was in my early 20s after reading David Chilton’s The Wealthy Barber. I started my investing journey, albeit blindly all those years ago by putting my hard-earned money into big-bank mutual funds and paying high management expense fees in the process. Little did I know how much these fees would kill my portfolio returns over the years. Over the years, I’ve read books and learned to pay close attention to where, how and when to invest my hard-earned dollars. I’ve also learned to be wary of the financial industry. Why? The way I see it, nobody cares more about my money than I do. You should feel the same about your hard-earned dollars.
My name is Mark Seed and I’m the editor and founder of My Own Advisor.
My goal is to own a $1 million investment portfolio with my wife for an early retirement – we’re more than halfway there. In 2016 our portfolio passed $500,000 but there’s more work to do! Personal finance and investing is a growing passion of mine and I will be using this site to post my thoughts, opinions and journey to financial freedom being my own DIY financial advisor.
Owning a $1 million portfolio is a very lofty financial goal but we figure the following is “enough” to fund our early retirement dreams:
- Own a $1 million investment portfolio by age 50.
- Draw on workplace pensions after age 55.
- Own a paid off home.
- Stay away from debt (once the mortgage is done).
- Government benefits could be “icing on the cake” as we get older in our 60s and beyond.
Join me in the journey. I share saving, investing, travel, tax, insurance tips and much more here.
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