I’ve written a lot about getting out of debt. That was the first step for Mr. ThreeYear and me on our journey to financial and location independence.
Or maybe it wasn’t.
When I was in college, my dad started reading a lot about stocks. I was curious, and began reading a bit myself about investing.
I knew nothing about the saving side of the equation, but investing extra money had me curious. I opened my first Ameritrade investing account when I was a senior in college. I invested the money I received as a graduation gift into this account, in some stocks that my parents and grandparents recommended (Coca-Cola, MedImmune, and some others I can’t remember). I picked up the occasional book on investing, such as The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need, and The Little Book that Beat the Market. I left my money to grow and forgot about it. Continue reading “Building Wealth for Freedom”