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Monetary Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Big 4

At this point we all pretty much know the basics of what good personal finance looks like: less debt, more savings, planning for the future. Many times following these deceptively simple principles seems to be going well until life interrupts and deals you a blow. While it's true that many...

Lending Club Loans Climb to Over $16 Billion 8

This week marketplace lender Lending Club announced that they have now facilitated over $16 billion in peer to peer loans since starting in 2007. Even more impressive is that fact that it was only three months ago that they surpassed $13 billion. To celebrate the company debuted a new infographic...

Big Things Entrepreneurs Forget About Financing 4

You've started a business, you're making money, and all is well. So why would you need to think about financing, right? This is a common mistake that first-time businesses owners make — only thinking about extra cash when they're running low. As Eyal Lifshitz points out in his recent article...

3 Simple Steps For Snagging "Real" Sale Prices 4

One of the biggest tricks the retail sector pulls on consumers is convincing them that they can save money by buying sale items. Yes it's true that buying something you need at a discounted price is surely advantageous but many of us are more inclined to forgo our financial savvy...

What Political Issues Small Business Owners Care Most About 14

The 2016 election season is officially in full swing. After months of  stump speeches and plenty of televised debates it's almost time for citizens across the nation to vote in their parties' primaries and caucuses ahead of the general election in November. With each state they visit candidates are doing...

What Could 2016 Hold for P2P Lending? 2

2015 was a good year for peer to peer (P2P) lenders and the FinTech sector as a whole. Following major IPOs from Lending Club and OnDeck at the very end of 2014, last year saw several players both raising and lending money at impressive levels. So can the momentum continue this...

Is U.S. Housing Investment Under Threat of an Impending Slowdown? 3

It's no secret 2016 started off in precarious fashion as several U.S. stock indices tumbled on news of China’s slowing economy, weakening international crude oil prices, and quietly transmitted rumors of a looming recession. Upon these revelations and other market performance indicators, the FOMC announced last week “to maintain the...