I’m now saving and investing my way to a $1 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, founder and owner of My Own Advisor.
My goal is to own a $1 million investment portfolio with my wife to begin semi-retirement.
Thanks to diligent saving and investing habits over the years, in our mid-40s now, we are more than halfway there.
In 2016 our portfolio passed the $500,000 mark.
In 2018 our portfolio crossed the $600,000 mark.
In 2019 our portfolio crossed the $700,000 mark.
…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.
We have two big fat money goals so we can enter semi-retirement:
- Own a $1 million investment portfolio by age 50 (excluding workplace pensions or future government benefits).
- Own a paid off home/condo around age 50 (and stay away from debt for good)!
Join me in the journey. Save, invest and prosper by following my site.
I welcome all feedback on this site and I will do my best to answer any general questions you have. Send them along.
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