Summary While no dividends were paid, the Acorns account appreciated by $28.98. Betterment reports on a quarterly basis, so no report is available for this month. Prosper continued it’s steady returns with $36.33 over principle repayments. Because the Prosper loans return principle and interest throughout the month, the account is securing more dividend-paying loans throughout the month, valued well in excess of income it returned. Swagbucks retuned only $5.00 Perk returned nothing. I only run Perk when I’ve finished earning SwagBucks, and I do the daily quiz for 3 cents a day because I’m a masochist. I really think Perk isn’t worth it anymore. The big passive breakouts this month were shopping loyalty program rebates and Ebates, returning $77.50 combined.Read More →

This month we have reported passive income from Acorns, loyalty program rebates, Perk, Prosper, Swagbucks and Ebates. Acorns returned $35.98, rebates $231.32, Perk $8.00, Prosper $35.78, Swagbucks $15.00, and Ebates $28.61. Total passive income came to $354.69, requiring seven minutes to earn for a comparative hourly earnings rate of $3040.20!Read More →

Before going to the charts, a note on October’s earnings.  Readers will notice that there are no results for certain income streams, like the investments in Betterment.  There are two reasons for this: 1) some activities, like trades, were not performed in October, and 2) some income sources, like the Betterment account, report on a quarterly basis and so are not included in monthly reports for months which are not quarter ends. Passive Income While the actual passive income is higher than reported here (because some income is reported quarterly), October 2017 saw a total calculated income of $166.15.  Unlike with September 2017, this month saw no equity price appreciation reports so the total reported number of sources is lowerRead More →