My Acorns Update: $242.66

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.

As promised, here is another of my Acorn Investment App updates. What started at $0, and then went to $75, and finally surpassed $100 is now nearly at $300!

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I’ve progressed farther than I thought.  I now think this will surpass $750 by the end of the year.

I’m realizing that one of the keys is to make as many one-time investments as you can as well.  The round-ups will do their thing automatically, so whenever you make some extra cash, before spending it or paying bills, add some to your Acorns account.  I have a bit of money coming in from a legal client this week, so I plan to invest $100 or $200 extra into my Acorns account.  I am also going to be adding about $150 extra to my emergency savings funds again, after having depleted them recently.  Got to get them back up!

Right now, my roundups are set at 1x, but in a few months, I may change that to 2x, to ensure more money is being invested each week.  Also, Acorns has partnered with many companies to allow you to grow your money faster: if you make a purchase (from Apple, for example) from the Acorns app, Apple will deposit a percentage of your total purchase price into your Acorns account.  I haven’t tried this yet, but plan to soon.

Truly, the only thing that could go wrong here is a stock market crash.  But so far, the stock market seems to be growing every week.  I am still diversified in other areas though–we never want to put all of our money in the same basket.  That’s investment savvy 101.  So no matter how awesome I think Acorns is, to put all my money there is foolish.  Don’t do that!

Talk soon!

-Monroe

You can read all of my Acorns posts from the beginning by starting here: The beginning of my Acorns journey.


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