Who doesn’t love the holidays? The opportunity to enjoy time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. For me the holidays are a tough and somewhat awkward time. I attempt to avoid the materialistic disaster that is the modern-day holiday season, while trying to maximize the relaxation and enjoyment found in the sharing of memories and time off of work.
With all that now over, and having enjoyed a brief break from blogging and other work related adventures, it is time to buckle back down and focus on tracking my journey to develop passive income. I have a few more months of 2013 to finish catching up on and posting, then I will focus on my 2014 passive income goals. If you’re interested in seeing where I stand in my 2013 goals as I continue to update them, check out my Goals page. It should be exciting to continue to track my dividend growth and peer to peer lending investments (Prosper and Lending Club) and enjoy the compounding each year brings.
Something I started doing more of in the second part of 2013 was networking with some of the other great bloggers out there. I look forward to continuing to do this in 2014 as I strive to further my investments and learn and absorb as much as I can from others in the personal finance and investment communities.
For those more interested in the peer to peer lending space, I believe 2014 will be a ground breaking year. I would anticipate Lending Club going public this year. What this means is individuals who haven’t been able to directly invest due to state limitations, will now be able to invest once Lending Club is a publicly traded company.
I should also note that I am sneaking up on my one year blogging anniversary, although I should probably slap an asterisk on there somewhere after my four month long summer hiatus. Bloggers seem to drop like flies over the course of the first couple of years of blogging. I know I’ve certainly gone through my own breaks from posting, so it will be good to cross that landmark and know I’m still investing, writing, and posting.
So Happy New Years to everyone out there. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and have found a renewed focus on developing passive income streams and delving into the world of investing.
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