Prosper Marketplace – December and Year-End 2013 Update

Prosper Marketplace - Main Screen - December 2013

As with my recent Lending Club post, it is time to review how December and the entire 2013 turned out for my Prosper account. This past year was the first year of having my Prosper account, opened in May with an initial $1,000 investment. I opened this account after investing with Lending Club for … [Read more...]

Lending Club – December and Year-End 2013 Update

Lending Club Roth IRA - Main Screen - December 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, it is time see how December turned out and take a look at the past year for my two Lending Club accounts. This is the first year I’ve tracked my accounts publicly, and it has pushed me to look at them in different ways than I have previously. For those of you that are … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #12

02-01-14 Roundup - Beach Freedom

It has been quite a while (last April) since I’ve done a roundup, so I thought it was time to put one together to highlight some of the awesome content that folks out in the blogosphere have been cranking out. As for my own stuff, I am getting awfully close to being back in real-time with my monthly … [Read more...]

Prosper Marketplace – November 2013 Update

Prosper Marketplace - Main Screen - November 2013

Getting closer! I only have four more catchup posts after my summer’s blogging break. After investing with Lending Club for four years, I decided to diversify my peer-to-peer lending asset class and make an investment with Prosper. Having been bullish on peer-to-peer lending since opening that … [Read more...]

Lending Club – November 2013 Update

Lending Club - Roth IRA - Main Screen - November 2013

We’re now working on the last quarter of 2013 and only six five more catch-up posts left! Peer to peer lending intrigued me from the moment I first heard about it, and Lending Club is where I first started investing back in 2009. Each month I plan on updating my Lending Club investments in both … [Read more...]

WFC Employees BANNED from Peer to Peer Lending

Employees Banned from investing in peer to peer lending - Banned Sign

I saw this post by Peter Renton at Lend Academy and thought it was something to be shared with those folks who may not have seen it. Wells Fargo has banned their employees from investing in peer to peer lending as it represents a conflict of interest. As peer to peer lending has grown it is … [Read more...]

Prosper Marketplace – October 2013 Update

Prosper Marketplace - Details Screen - October 2013

Getting closer! I only have seven more catchup posts after my summer’s blogging break. After investing with Lending Club for four years, I decided to diversify my peer-to-peer lending asset class and make an investment with Prosper. Having been bullish on peer-to-peer lending since opening that … [Read more...]

2013 Lending Club Tax Guide

2013 Lending Club Tax Guide - Taxes

As tax time quickly approaches, the annual question of how to report income from peer to peer lending investments comes up with little guidance from either Prosper or Lending Club. However, for the first time, Lending Club has put together a five-page tax guide explaining their soon to be released … [Read more...]

Lending Club – October 2013 Update

Lending Club - Net Interest by Month - October 2013

We’re now working on the last quarter of 2013 and only nine eight more catch-up posts left! Peer to peer lending intrigued me from the moment I first heard about it, and Lending Club is where I first started investing back in 2009. Each month I plan on updating my Lending Club investments in … [Read more...]

Welcome 2014, Goodbye Holiday Siesta

Welcome 2014 Goodbye Holiday Siesta - New Beginnings

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 … [Read more...]