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LendingClub Investor Review 2018 – Five Years Of Solid Returns

Google announced its purchase of a minority stake in LendingClub in May 2013. That event opened my eyes to the potential of earning passive income via peer lending. Five years after making my first note investment, my LendingClub holdings are back to providing reliable returns after some turbulence over the past 18 months. This LendingClub investor review shares […]

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20 Passive Income Ideas To Consider In 2018

Normal people earn a paycheck and spend most of it every month. Wealthy people invest their money and time into income producing assets and business ideas that make money. What better way to start 2018 than by creating new passive income streams to help free your time and build wealth? To get you motivated, I’ve compiled a […]

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7 Income Streams I Earn While Unemployed

If you’re unemployed today, this article may not be for you. This article is about learning to protect yourself from a future job loss by creating sustainable income streams that will continue to pay you even if you’re not working. Of all the financial advice I read and practice, the one nugget that continues to drive […]

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Fundrise Review: Passive Income via Real Estate Crowdfunding

This Fundrise review was last updated 10/02/2018 to reflect my Fundrise returns.  BIG News… Fundrise has issued two new eREITs similar to the original Income and Growth Funds. Now you can invest in the  Income eREIT II and Growth eREIT II. Access these eREITs via the Supplemental, Balanced, or Long-Term Growth portfolios.  Fundrise is a […]

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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 – 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?

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 raised their lending standards since the banking crisis of 2007-2009. They prefer debt to be collateralized making a home equity loan an ideal product. The rates are hard to […]

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Diversifying with Multiple Streams of Income

Track all of your multiple streams of income and your net worth automatically using Personal Capital. It’s the best free money tool on the internet. 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 […]

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A Lending Club Filter For Solid Returns

After using LendingRobot for automated purchases for a while instead of this Lending Club Filter, I’m back to selecting notes manually and this filter again. Read about my latest Lending Club investing returns here.  On May 2nd, 2013, Google bought a stake in Lending Club at a $1.55 billion valuation. This headline was the first time I […]

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