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10 Passive Income Ideas To Start This Year

We all share a common goal each year… to become wealthier. The savviest build wealth not by exchanging their time for money, but by investing their time and money in schemes and investment vehicles that earn a return. To help motivate you to achieve your wealth building goals, I’ve compiled a list of 10 passive income ideas to […]

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Annual Goals and Resolutions Review

2016 was a reset for my personal finances. In lieu of achieving epic goal reaching success, I focused on building a more solid foundation from which my wealth can grow. Not all the changes were easy, but the results have set the stage for the years ahead. A sneaky cash flow problem became apparent in […]

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LendingRobot Review Feature

LendingRobot Review – Automate Your Peer Loan Investing

The following article is a comprehensive LendingRobot Review. My goal is to provide potential users an authentic review of the website by sharing my experience over the past year. To invest with LendingRobot, you first need to open an investing account with a peer to peer lending site such as Lending Club, Prosper or Funding Circle.  I […]

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Not Everybody’s A Spreadsheet Wizard

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve played the gridded sheet. From Lotus down to Excel, I know all embedded cheats. But I ain’t seen nothing like him, in any corporate suite… That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure types a mean spreadsheet! * Many RBD readers have an obsession with spreadsheets, often creating ridiculous ones at the office […]

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Goals and Resolutions (Inspired By My Kids)

Happy New Year everyone! Did you accomplish your financial goals last year? Any resolutions for 2016? The goals I set last year were mostly a success. Setting firm and measurable financial goals kept me motivated throughout the year. I’ve made some exciting progress. My 2016 goals are similar but need to account for potential uncertainty during […]

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Is It Smart To Use A Home Equity Loan To Invest?

Update: I recently used Lending Tree to find the most competitive HELOC rates (you get multiple quotes by different lenders). Good choice for mortgage and car refinance rates are good too. Interest rates have been at low levels for quite some time now. Money is still cheap. The big banks are eager to lend money, but they’ve […]

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Lending Club Investing Review – July 2015

Click here to learn more about Lending Club investing. It’s been since last September that I wrote about my Lending Club investing performance. Quarterly reviews have proven to be overkill because not much changes month-to-month. But it is still exciting for me to watch this steadily compounding income stream grow at 11%, adding diversity to my multiple […]

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Quarterly Lending Club Review – Sept 2014

It’s been about three months since my last Lending Club Review so it’s time to take another look at my portfolio. Since May of 2013, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has been a source of income that I’m developing to help build net worth and ultimately fund my living expenses once I am done working a full-time job. I’ve […]

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Diversifying with Multiple Streams of Income

Track all of your multiple streams of income using Personal Capital. It’s the best way to track your net worth, income, spending and investment performance. Around my eighth birthday, my Mom took me to a bank to set up a passbook savings account for me. I used it to deposit birthday money I received from my […]

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Quarterly Lending Club Review – May 2014

Interested in investing with Lending Club?  Click here to learn how.  It’s been about three months since my last Lending Club Review and a full year since I opened my account, so it’s time to take another look at my portfolio performance. I’ll also discuss some new developments in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, look at some […]

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Quarterly Lending Club Review – Feb 2014

Interested in investing with Lending Club. Click here to learn more.  It’s been about three months since my last Lending Club review, so it’s time to take another look at my portfolio performance and primary filter. Some Lending Club Basics Lending Club is the largest US peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company with more than $3.5 billion in […]

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A Lending Club Filter

I’m now using LendingRobot for automated purchases instead of this Lending Club Filter. Follow this link for all the latest on my Lending Club investing performance. Click here to learn more about opening an account. For tracking Lending Club and other investments, check out Personal Capital to calculate your net worth in real time.  On […]

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