Trades – My First Option Contract – Intel Corporation (INTC) Covered Call

I will be the first to admit it; I am a rookie at options trading. No doubt about it! But learning is the name of the game. I have learned a tremendous amount by reading the options trading posts by All About Interest, Passive Income Pursuit, and Brick by Brick Investing. My foundation for investing … [Read more...]

Passive Income – January 2013 Update

For my first month of tracking, January was a pretty low month for passive income. … [Read more...]

Lending Club – 2013 Investment Criteria

Since starting with Lending Club in the spring of 2009, my investment criteria has changed significantly. Prior to 2012, I was invested in mostly medium to low risk loans in the B-C grades. Last spring, after reading Peter Renton’s Lend Academy post on how he planned to invest his money in 2012, I … [Read more...]

Peer-to-Peer Lending – Lending Club Investment

Peer-to-peer lending has been around here in the United States for the better half of a decade. This type of lending environment strives to bring both individual and institutional investors together with various grades of qualifying borrowers. The two main companies in the peer-to-peer lending arena … [Read more...]

Passive Income – 2013 Goals

2013 Financial Goals - Crossing the finish line

Important in every aspect of life is the ability to set tangible and personal financial goals. By setting specific and quantifiable goals, I am accountable to myself, and by extension, you the reader. My passive income goals for 2013 are based on my investments in a dividend growth Roth IRA … [Read more...]

Write Your Own Reality – The Start

Who am I? As a 28-year-old (yikes!) who has stumbled his way through life thus far, finding a means to consistently track my path towards financial redemption, prosperity, and ultimately independence, has led me to create this blog. You see, I love investing. It occupies my mind constantly. Be … [Read more...]