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 – 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]