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How I Track Dividend Income in Excel

In the almost five years of sharing my investments on this blog, I’ve never shown exactly how I track dividend income. This article lays out the steps (with screenshots) I take each month to import dividend data into my tracking spreadsheet, estimate forward dividend income, and easily capture dividend increases. My forward 12-month investment income […]

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7 Income Streams I Earned While Unemployed

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. If you’re unemployed today, use this article to frame your strategy once the income is back. Of all the financial advice I read and practice, the one […]

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Fundrise Review 2019: Passive Income via Real Estate Crowdfunding

This Fundrise review was last updated 01/01/2019.  BIG News… Now that Amazon has selected Crystal City, in Northern Virginia as it’s new headquarters, Fundrise is well-positioned to profit from the expected increase in real estate prices. Learn more here about Fundrise’s exposure to real estate in Northern Virginia and how you can profit from the Amazon […]

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Seek Adventure While Your Money Works For You

Adventure is dirt cheap. You don’t need fancy mountaineering gear to explore new parts of your hometown or find an off-the-path beach in Mexico. One-way flights are half price. Adventure can be a fresh side business, a new romance (hopefully not a dirt cheap one), or anything that gets you out of your normal routine. International travel […]

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Strive To Wake Up And Do Nothing (With Your Finances)

This quote changed the way I think about my career. Soon after I read it, a coworker complained to me that his manager was dumping menial work on his underlings; to the point it appeared he was taking on very few tasks. Previously, I would have sided with my coworker thinking this manager was not […]

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Investment Income Updates – Q1 Through Q4 2016

Investment Income Update For Q1 2016 The investment income page on my blog has been updated as of the 31st of March 2016. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Click here to access all previous monthly income updates. If you’re a […]

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A Winning Real Estate Investing Strategy For Independent Landlords

The following is a guest post from fellow blogger Joseph Hogue. He’s a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) who writes for numerous websites and blogs, including his own Peer Finance 101 and Crowd 101. He’s got some advice to help improve your real estate investing strategy. You can also find him on the Blogfeed and Dads […]

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Build Income Streams In Case You’re Fired!

One striking revelation from the presidential election process this year was the sharp contrast between people who think the U.S. is in pretty good shape and those who feel the country never recovered from the last recession. Politics aside, the U.S. is in its 89th straight month of economic expansion. The longest post-World-War-II economic expansion […]

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How To Invest In Real Estate Without All The Hassle

Update 11/25/2018: RealtyShares has decided to close its doors to new investors. They’ll continue to service existing investment deals. For investors looking for a replacement, I recommend and personally invest in two other real estate crowdfunding sites.  Fundrise – Best for non-accredited investors. Get started with as little as $500. Access to dozens of high-quality […]

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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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There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand

Arrested Development was an early 2000’s TV comedy loved by its fans. Despite critical acclaim, it failed to gain traction and the show was canceled after three seasons. Years later it was revamped as a Netflix series thanks to the enduring hilarity of the first three seasons and its grassroots fan base. Challenged with cast schedules, the […]

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Rent Increase – An Easy Boost To Cash Flow

Nobody likes a rent increase. Except for the landlord. For too long, my rental property has been squeaking by on meager cash flow. Check out my monthly investment income updates and you’ll see the regular income it generates is about $70 per month. That’s a positive number so I can’t complain too much. But in the […]

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Whooah, We’re Halfway There

Seems like yesterday my daughter was only three months old and I was putting together my list of financial goals for 2014. She’s nine months old now and I’ve never been busier in my life, mostly chasing kids around. Somehow I manage to get on the computer once a week to write about investing, personal […]

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The Details of My Rental Property

Every month I update the Investment Income page to show how my passive income streams are fairing. Included is the amount of money I make on my rental property. In this post I’m going to give you some background and crunch the numbers to show you exactly how I calculate my cash flow. The property […]

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