Summary Acorns lost value again this month, shedding $132.84 of stock value. The portfolio earned $7.96 in dividends (which were reinvested) leaving a net loss of $124.88. The Acorns portfolio is highly aggressive, with much exposure to volatile international stocks and real estate. As such, the negative performance is not entirely unanticipated (though it is unwelcome). The game plan will be to buy more of the portfolio at a lower cost and hope the market rebounds to erase the losses and post some gains. Overall, Acorns is still a winning bet. Aspiration reports quarterly, as such, there is no data for this month. Betterment reports quarterly, as such, there is no data for this month. Perk returned a fully passiveRead More →

Summary Acorns gained $30.06 in investments value, earned no dividends, but paid no fees. Betterment reports quarterly so there are not numbers for this month. Prosper returned $37.34 in interest payments (principle repayments are not registered here). Swagbucks earned a truly massive $125.00 through a combination of phone farm work and shopping rebates (I don’t count Swagbucks rebates in the rebates section since they are of a different type). Perk returned $10.00 from phone farm activity. Ebates gave no rebates this month since all my online shopping activity rebates were earned via Swagbucks. No courier services were done this month, and UserTesting brought in $230.00. No trades were made this month. Passive Income The returns are summarized below: Acorns: $30.06 Betterment: $0.00Read More →

Summary Acorns gained $45.33 in investments value and $8.15 in dividends, on which $1.00 in fees was paid.  The accumulated gain for the Acorns account this month was $52.48. Betterment reports quarterly so there are not numbers for this month. Prosper returned $35.42 in interest payments (principle repayments are not registered here). Swagbucks earned $50.00 through a combination of phone farm work and shopping rebates.  I don’t count Swagbucks rebates in the rebates section since they are of a different type (i.e. they return SB’s which are then converted into cash or cash equivalents). Perk returned just $5.00 from phone farm activity. Ebates returned $26.39 in rebates this month from regular online shopping activity. No courier services were done this month,Read More →