Archive for January, 2010

Schwab Magazine Online, Investing, and More

Posted by Madison on January 14, 2010

I’m not a big fan of the newsletters that come with all of our account statements in the mail. It seems like a lot of them are purchased from the same vendor and have many repeat articles. There is one exception, however, the Schwab On Investing magazine. It’s one of my favorites. While I was […]

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Score Free Stuff on Your Birthday

Posted by Amanda on January 13, 2010

Birthday freebies and free stuff for your birthday this year! Birthday gifts and surprises are not just for kids. After all, why should they have all the fun? My birthday is coming up, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you lots of companies who offer freebies on your birthday […]

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How to Break Free from Your Escrow Account

Posted by Amanda on January 12, 2010

When my fiancé, Paul, and I bought our first home last September, a co-worker of mine asked if we were going to use an escrow account or not. After shelling out tens of thousands of dollars, the thought of owing large tax bills in just a few months in the New Year made an escrow […]

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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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