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...]

Alive, Well, and Still Investing!

Passion for Investing

Seems like forever, or just 136 days ago, since I last posted, but the good news is I'm still alive, well, and investing! The beauty of compounding investments is that they continue to work for you while you sleep, while you work, and while you play. There has certainly been some growth in my … [Read more...]

Want to Start An Investment Club – Investing Decisions and Rewards

04-26-13 Investment Club - Rewards - Monopoly Money

This is the third and final post of a three part series discussing Investment Clubs, their formation, and operational realities. Part one discussed starting an investment club and picking the right group, while part two discussed investment club organization and administration. Be sure to check them … [Read more...]

Want to Start An Investment Club – Organization and Accounts

This post is the second in a three-part series discussing Investment Clubs, their formation, and operational realities. If you missed part one which discussed starting an investment club and picking the right group, check it out here. As expected with a post like this, none of the below should be … [Read more...]

Want To Start An Investment Club?

This post is the first in a three-part series discussing Investment Clubs, their formation, and operational realities. As expected with a post like this, none of the below should be construed as legal or financial advice. Please consult your own legal and financial advisors before investing or … [Read more...]

Trades – INTC Put – Bought-to-Close

Over the last 10 days, Intel Corporation has seen some strong gains, gaining about $0.80, or just under 4%, during that time frame (including today). As a result, the January 18th, 2014 put I sold had dropped significantly in value affording me a too attractive opportunity to lock in some profits. I … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #2

02-23-13 Roundup - Sardinia

What a busy week! With the work week being shortened by President’s Day, things were a bit crazier than normal. That being said, I would like to develop a groove in writing posts, as well as develop my “voice” as an author. I know I’m not quite there and just need more practice! I am looking forward … [Read more...]

Trades – Purchased SWY Put, Sold INTC Put and Covered Call

Over the last couple of days, the market has seen a pull back, creating some extra volatility. In addition to that volatility, Safeway saw a big jump in share price with a very positive earnings announcement. Simultaneously, the markets continue to punish INTC, keeping their price just above 52-week … [Read more...]

To DRIP, or not to DRIP, that is the question…

To DRIP or not to DRIP - DRIP Investing

Ah, the joys of dividend investing. Every month/quarter/year you receive a return on your investment in the form of a dividend payment. For some people, this is a pretty substantial amount of money, and for others, like myself, this has yet to reach a significant level of income. From reading and … [Read more...]

Option Expiration and Assignment – INTC and CSCO

On Friday, February 16, 2013, two of my outstanding options hit their expiration date, with one expiring with no action, and the other being assigned. Intel Corporation (INTC) – Covered Call Intel Corporation closed on Friday at $21.12, and with a strike price of $22.00, my option expired. As I … [Read more...]