Trades – August No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases

August Loyal3 Purchases - Rising Stream

After my summer break, I am back to reporting my trade activities in a more timely fashion. With my passive income updates now finished up through July, I thought I’d share my August purchases prior to sharing the passive income update. In a change from my previous investment strategy with Loyal3 of … [Read more...]

Rapid Fire Passive Income Monthly Updates: May, June, and July 2014

Rapid Fire Passive Income Updates - Fire

After some thought, I decided I would accelerate my catching up on missed passive income posts and bring the blog, dividend growth portfolio, Lending Club and Prosper accounts up to actual (through July). I’ll provide a high level summary for each of the months below, and will transition back to a … [Read more...]

Snowball City – Loyal3 Dividends

Snowball City- Loyal3 Dividends - Snowball Fight

For those who don’t know, Loyal3 is a newer brokerage service offering investors the chance to purchase stocks commission free with as little as $10 per share, using cash, linked checking/savings accounts, or credit cards. For savvy investors, this has presented an opportunity to juice returns by … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – April 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - April 2014 - April Showers

While the last four months have been quite the whirlwind, I haven’t stopped investing, nor continuing my pursuit of growing my passive income. Catching up on my missed monthly updates! As a spreadsheet lover, I keep multiple spreadsheets tracking various metrics and other performance aspects of … [Read more...]

When life hands you a beautiful girl… marry her!

Back and Married - Flowers

Over the last few months, while I've been conspicuously absent in the blogosphere, my investing and pursuit of happiness has certainly not changed course. During my online absence, I married a stunningly beautiful girl who (surprisingly) can tolerate, and even appreciate, my quirks and poor humor. … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – March 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - March 2014 Blog Pageviews

Aggressively pursuing the dream of growing a stream of passive income to obtain financial freedom and independence is a joyous pursuit. Part of what makes it so enjoyable is how much I love tracking that growing stream of income! It feels like every month it grows in size and strength as compounding … [Read more...]

Prosper Marketplace – 2014 First Quarter Update

Prosper Marketplace - Main Screen - 2014 First Quarter Update

With any dividend growth portfolio, taking a look at how the income looks on quarterly basis allows you to smooth out the timing trends that are associated with companies that pay their dividends quarterly. With my peer to peer lending accounts (Lending Club and Prosper), there isn’t any set timing … [Read more...]

Lending Club – 2014 First Quarter Update

Lending Club Roth IRA - Main Screen - 2014 First Quarter Update

After a full year of posting monthly Lending Club updates, I decided to pare it back to quarterly. This allows me to write more non-update posts like recent trades, pursuing freedom with wild abandon, and how I’m reporting my Lending Club charged-off loans. But that isn’t to say that these updates … [Read more...]

Goal Setting – A Look at Forward 12-Month Dividends

Goal Setting - Forward 12-Month Dividends - Up and to the right

I am of the opinion it isn’t enough to just set goals, but to track progress towards those goals, holding yourself accountable. Since starting WYOR, I’ve set goals three times, and have, albeit late at some points, publicly tracked my progress towards those goals. While public accountability is … [Read more...]

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases: KO and UL

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - KO and UL - Stacks of Lumber

As each month goes by, I am getting more and more excited about my dividend growth portfolio with Loyal3. There are plenty of solid options for a dividend growth investor and the ability to invest with as little as $10 per transaction with NO transaction costs is pretty awesome. Given such a low … [Read more...]