The date was March 2013
Almost 5 years ago, I started this blog with 2 purposes in mind: to keep myself accountable on my newly discovered p2p lending investments and to apply my credit and financial knowledge to this market to help individual retail investors.
At that time, only my friends at Lend Academy were writing about this market and giving retail investors some love. I’ve always been about helping the little guy first and that’s something that has never changed in my mission.
The culmination of my work, writing, and research on p2p lending (so far) is now available in my first book called
P2P Investing 101: Why the Smart Money is Investing in Peer to Peer Lending
Both paperback and Kindle copies are available on Amazon. Here’s the Kindle listing
And here is the paperback listing
My introductory rate on the Kindle copy is $2.99 until the end of the month.
What’s In It
The 72 pages of this book are 8 chapters really split into 2 parts. Part I is on Investing in general, asset classes and the primary argument in favor of p2p lending as an investment. P2P Lending should be part of a portfolio with stocks, cash, forex, alternative assets like gold, commodities, and Bitcoin.
After all, it’s important to understand why you should consider p2p lending as an investment and what it should replace in your portfolio. By the way, peer loans should replace bonds and the book explains why.
So if Part I makes the argument on why peer to peer lending, then Part II answers the question of how to invest with peer to peer lending. Lending Club and Prosper, both of whom get lots of coverage here get a chapter all to themselves. There are now 7 investing options for retail investors in our market, Lending Club and Prosper and 5 others.
Do you know which 5 platforms I’m talking about? If not, then maybe you should buy the book :).
Part II goes over Reg A+ and the investment options available because of it and then I do a more detailed examination of all 7 platforms that include minimum investment amounts, investment objectives, IRA eligibility and what security or collateral backs some of the loans available.
All with some cool charts and graphs of course…..My early readers and editors say the book is worth the table analyzing all 7 platforms alone.
Some Questions for You
So are you interested in diving into a bunch of different platforms so you can invest more effectively?
Are you frustrated with your bond investments?
Would you like to see what other options than Lending Club and Prosper are out there?
Would you like an easy way to explain these investments to your spouse, kids or friends?
Then this book is for you. I’d love to hear what you think of it if you get a copy and if you like it, please review it on Amazon for me.
I hope you enjoy it and profitable investments