It’s Time To Break Up With P2P Lending

I have to start off by admitting that so far, I’ve been consistently making about 20% on my peer-to-peer lending investments, which is obviously a great return. But I stopped investing more money in Prosper and Lending Club after realizing just how fragile this house of cards could be. Continue reading “It’s Time To Break Up With P2P Lending”

My Fundrise Experiment

If you’re wondering what Fundrise is, check out my in-depth review here. If you just want the short answer, it’s an online platform which allows you to invest in large commercial real estate properties. The minimum investment is only $1,000, so I decided to invest $1,000 in two of the three available offerings: the “West Coast” eREIT, and the “East Coast” eREIT. Together, these investments give me exposure to major markets on both coasts, and allow me to diversify my investment across several large debt and equity deals. Continue reading “My Fundrise Experiment”

Fundrise Review—Dabble in Commercial Real Estate

I recently started investing in commercial real estate through Fundrise and wanted to write a review of the platform. Diversifying investments
across domestic stocks, international stocks, and bonds helps ensure strong gains, and minimizes the effects of market volatility. But besides these “traditional” types of investments, real estate and other “alternative” investments provide additional diversification value and large potential returns. Continue reading “Fundrise Review—Dabble in Commercial Real Estate”