The Rule of 72: how long it will take to double your investment


How do seasoned investors know how to make lightning-quick decisions? What kind of magic tricks do they have up their sleeve?

A lot of this comes from experience, but there are some handy shortcuts that any burgeoning investor can consider. One of these shortcuts is the Rule of 72.

Stock Market Anomalies: September Effect


There are no guarantees when it comes to investing in the stock market. Well, there is one guarantee, and that is you could lose most if not all of your portfolio if the stock market crashes.

Of course, that all depends on if you followed the one simple rule of not putting all your eggs in one basket. However, there is one almost guarantee when it comes to the stock market and that is one of its mysterious annual anomalies: the September Effect.

August 2019 update: blogging income "skyrocketed" 😂


July was a quiet month for me: passive income dropped to 1,775 € and I didn't do much except vacationing. The process on potentially changing my job role is still on-going, but, soon closing in to an end. It's starting to look very likely I have some occupation-related changes coming up soon. Very exciting.

But the most exciting thing is that blog income was 380 €! Wooot?! 😮

Crowdestor review: Business loans with the right level of risk


I seem to have a suspicious amount of favorites, but Crowdestor definitely has a certain special place in my peer lending investment heart. Interest rates are awesome and while they don't have a buyback guarantee, they have something even better.

Trine review: Passive income while helping the planet

Right now, more than one billion people lack access to electricity. Trine, founded by Andreas Lehner and Sam Manaberi, is an investment platform of funding solar energy projects.

Trine uses a novel crowdfunding model to offer financial solutions to off-grid solar projects. They ensure that solar energy gets to the people who need electricity and makes it easy for people to make a social-environmental impact while making profits when they invest.

Kuetzal review: unbelievable interest with full buyback guarantee


Oh boy do I have a treat for you! A new winner in its category. I present to you Kuetzal!

In their own words: "Kuetzal aims to be a platform that connects the most promising regional projects with investors to create mutual high value added cooperation."

And it the details sound swee-eet! I might have found my favorite business crowdlending platform, but there are, as always, some concerns.

Envestio review: high risk, high return by crowdlending to businesses


As I've mentioned in my monthly updates, my P2P consumer loan portfolio takes a large share of my net worth. A too large share. To balance that, I am naturally looking at possibilities to increase my value stocks using ValueSignals, but more than that I'm diversifying in business loans through crowdfunding.

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