Investments

We get that not everyone has extra money to save each month. So we’re trying all the ways to make money you can do on your free time, in addition to your day job. Here is what I make each month. To do prove it’s possible to save for retirement early, everything we make, we invest in building a $10,000,000 portfolio. This is how far we’ve come, updated October 5, 2017.

So far we’ve invested $4,103.53 of our $10,000,000 goal.

Stock Portfolio – $3,739.53

I primarily focus on dividend stocks, investing through the Robinhood App for $0 commission fees. This way I receive a regular paycheck, in the form of dividends, from all the companies I’m invested in without having to do anything. A true passive income. Cool, right?

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Weight Yield Sector
Cisco Systems CSCO 14 $446.17 $468.16 12.8% 3.60% Technology
Microsoft MSFT 3 $215.74 $224.07 6.2% 2.09% Technology
Realty Income Corporation O 28 $1,462.54 $1,600.20 42.0% 4.41% Real Estate
Verizon Communications VZ 29 $1,356.54 $1,447.10 39.0% 4.82% Telecommunications

Lending Club – $340

I started a Lending Club (here is my review of Lending Club) account a while ago. Lending Club is a peer-to-peer lending platform. So people can get a loan to pay off their credit card or do home maintenance at a lower interest rate than they could a bank. Instead of a bank giving them money, you have a community of people lending them money. When they pay back the loan, those lenders who lent the money, make interest on those payments.

I keep my Lending Club account going because it’s what I refer to as my “International Bank of Andrew”. I’m lending people money and they’re paying it back with interest.

Domain Names – $24

This isn’t the traditional type of investing, but it’s definitely an alternative form of investing like Lending Club. The idea is that you buy a website domain and then later sell it for a profit, it’s called Domain Flipping. I’m personally making money from this investment by advertisements whenever anyone goes to these domains. I have 2 domains at $12 each.