Passive Income and Pageviews – August 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - August 2014 - Ocean Waves

Who doesn't love passive income? I mean, really? “Hey buddy, do you want a perpetual money making machine working for you while you sleep?” “Nah, seems foolish,” said nobody ever. As I develop my own streams of passive income, I am continually looking for new and different ways to diversify this … [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...]

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...]

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...]

How I Report My Lending Club Charged-Off Loans

How I Report My Lending Club Charged-Off Loans - Blank Form 8949

One of the most confusing parts of peer to peer lending since its inception is the tax reporting of income and losses, especially the charged-off loans we all experience. While I am certainly not a tax expert, I would like to share how I am reporting my charged-offs loans with Lending Club on my … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – February 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - February 2014 - Groundhogs

There is something special about starting a brand new year, chasing new goals, and pursuing the dream of growing a stream of passive income to obtain financial freedom and independence. As a result, I love tracking that growing stream of income more than anything else! Every month it grows in size … [Read more...]

Truly Passive Investing in P2P Lending: Lend Academy Investments

Truly Passive Investing in P2P Lending - Lend Academy Investments Logo

Over the past year, many retail investors have felt frozen out as the competition for notes has increased drastically in both Lending Club and Prosper. As both companies have strived to obtain institutional investments as they push for profitability and growth, the ability for individual investors … [Read more...]

Simple Filters for Investing in Lending Club and Prosper

02-28-14 Simple Filters for Investing in Lending Club and Prosper - Binocular View

While developing my investment strategy for Lending Club and Prosper for 2014, I also wanted to create some simple filters for investing as well. My thought for doing this was inspired by Peter Renton first putting out some simple filters back in 2012. He has since provided updates to these filters … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – January 2014 Update

Passive Income Update - January 2014 - Money Growth

  Would you look at that, a passive income update before the end of the next month! Victory is mine! There is something special about starting a brand new year, chasing new goals, and pursuing the dream of growing a stream of passive income to obtain financial freedom and independence. As a … [Read more...]

How to Invest in Lending Club and Prosper – My 2014 Investment Criteria

2014 Investment Criteria - Colored Test Tubes

In one of my most popular posts from last year, and one of my first posts ever, I shared with everyone how I was planning on investing in my Lending Club account. Once I opened my Prosper account in May, I share the same details for that account. As I mentioned in my 2014 goals post, crunching … [Read more...]