Category Archives: Investments

Taking a Look at Actual Prosper Returns Over 6 Years

I funded my first prosper loan on February 27, 2007.  I thought it was amazing that I would be able to act as a bank lending money to a person for a rate higher than I could get from a CD, bond or dividend.  I still think it is an amazing alternative investment, but thatContinue Reading

A Review One Month into the Investment Club

Back in January I made the announcement that I was starting an investment club with some buddies.  We are about a month into it and I wanted to share my initial thoughts, complaints and hiccups, so others can avoid some of the mistakes and problems we are having. As a reminder, in January I madeContinue Reading

Surprise, Men and Women Approach Investments Different

I feel like there is a hyper-push in society today to treat everyone the same, but sometimes the unisex outlook just doesn’t make sense.  I feel like anyone with any type of life experience knows there is a difference in almost every aspect between males and females beyond anatomy and this would obviously include investments.Continue Reading

Keeping on track with Business Internet

In recent years the internet has literally taken over our lives. We keep in touch with friends near and far via social networking, find entertainment via gaming or streaming and we learn from both credible and not-always-so credible websites. At work internet access is essential to keeping up with a changing business world, whether it’sContinue Reading

I Am Actually Excited to Buy My Niece’s Birthday Gift – Investments!

I hate how many toys I have in my house.  It isn’t the clutter as I am not a neat guy, it is that I truly believe that my son just doesn’t care about 92% of the toys.  So I think I just see them as wasted money mostly by very generous friends and family. Continue Reading

Updating My Dividend Champion Watch List for February 2013

I would venture to guess that most people that follow their finances and investments closely have a favorite account or investment account.  Mine would have to be my dividend investment account made up of companies that have raised their dividends every year for the past twenty-five years.  As such, every few months I update theContinue Reading