What are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted by Madison on January 7, 2010

After the hoopla from the holidays is over, we turn around and head right into planning a birthday party for my oldest son. It’s one of the drawbacks of having a birthday around the holidays, however it is fun to have another event to see friends and family! Once the party is over next week […]

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How to Earn High Returns with Lending Club

Posted by Jill on January 6, 2010

Almost two years ago I opened a P2P lending account with Prosper. I invested in about 20 loans before they shut down for SEC registration. I switched to more stringent lending criteria after having a few loans default early on, but still had many defaults. Those defaults made me a little turned off by the […]

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Prosper Versus Lending Club

Posted by Jill on January 5, 2010

About 2006, Peer to Peer (P2P) lending emerged as a new way for people to lend money to each other without going through banks or other traditional avenues. Since then, the two largest players in the P2P market have been Prosper (our review) and Lending Club (our review). Both sites allow borrowers to make loan […]

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Prosper Review: A Closer Look at Social Lending

Posted by Jill on January 4, 2010

Social lending, also called Person-to-Person and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending, started a few years ago as a way for people to borrow and lend money without going through traditional banks. The two biggest players in the industry are Prosper and Lending Club. Give social lending a try for free! Sign up for Lending Club and get […]

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Ignoring Finances When Young is a Risky Game

Posted by Guest Author on December 30, 2009

This is a guest article by Kevin. You can find Kevin at 20s Money, where he writes about financial topics geared specifically for young people in their 20s. The Perfect Storm Young people are in dire financial conditions. A weak job market, crushing debt levels and a lack of fiscal responsibility are a perfect storm […]

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The time has come where many (including myself) will be making New Year’s Resolutions. But how many people actually attain the goals they set out to complete each year? According to Stephen Shapiro, author of Goal-Free Living, one in four people who make New Year’s Resolutions never succeed. Perhaps this is because people are lacking […]

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Holiday Hangover Cures

Posted by Amanda on December 28, 2009

I had such a wonderful holiday with my family in Pennsylvania. There were airports, bows and wrapping paper, smiles, music, toasts to good fortune and days past, special holiday movies and shows, candy canes, and everything in between. Now that the holidays are officially over, I must admit that I feel a little void where […]

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Happy Holidays, Investing, and Credit

Posted by Madison on December 23, 2009

Happy holidays from our family to yours! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Amazon Prime free shipping ended last night, so now I’m officially done shopping! And if it wasn’t a lightning deal on Amazon, it was probably a Slickdeal. I love the feeling of getting fantastic deals on all the gifts I […]

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Plan Now to Make the Most of Post Holiday Sales

Posted by Amanda on December 22, 2009

I think there should be a song titled “The 12 days After Christmas”. What a fantastic time to purchase gifts for others or yourself, seasonal items for next year, and other great items at 50-75% off of the price these same products were just two weeks earlier! Retailers are very interested in getting you into […]

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Frugal Gifts and Holiday Deals

Posted by Jill on December 21, 2009

Are you still frantically looking for holiday gifts? Luckily, it’s easier than ever to shop from the comfort of your home, and get great deals in the process! Many online retailers are offering free shipping, and even more are offering BIG sales in an effort to drive revenue. The deals are-ever changing, so instead of […]

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