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Peer to Peer Lending

Breaking the Debt Cycle: How Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Changing the Student Loan Rules

Evan Bailyn | Posted 10.22.2014 | College
Evan Bailyn

Peer-to-peer lending is one of the hottest trends in this new world of loans, and can change the way we look at debt -- particularly the crushing burdens of student loans and the growing expectations of post-graduate degrees.

The Business of Sharing: How Technology Is Changing the Concept of Ownership

Danielle James | Posted 08.23.2014 | Technology
Danielle James

With co-working spaces popping up all over the world, and companies like AirBnB and Lyft, we are moving towards a socio-economic system built upon sharing our time, talents, and resources.

Women's History Month, Luan Cox, Crowd Finance and the Future

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cliff Schecter

During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...

Peer to Peer Lending: The Investment You Might Be Missing Out On

Jeff Rose | Posted 03.24.2014 | Money
Jeff Rose

In the current economic climate, person-to-person (P2P) lending has become rather popular. It provides alternatives for both borrowers and investors who are looking for ways to meet their financial goals.

Escape From Government Engineered Financial Repression

Brendan Ross | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Brendan Ross

If you're like a majority of average American investors, you earn 1 percent or less in your savings account, mutual funds or bonds, and lose 2-3 percent to inflation. Ever wonder where that 2 percent difference goes?

Crowdfunding, a Burgeoning Phenomenon to Raise Money for Some Enterprises and Nonprofits

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Kiki Karpus invests in start-ups and emerging businesses -- well, sort of. Instead of choosing the companies based upon the likelihood of their succes...

Loren Berlin

Former Students Lend To Current Students To Finance College

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Money

Can former students help solve the student loan crisis? That's the reasoning behind a new loan initiative launched last year at Stanford University, o...

P2P Lending Gets Ready to Explode for Christmas

Brett King | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business
Brett King

No one could doubt that peer-to-peer lending (or P2P Lending) has landed big time in 2010, but it looks as if the best is just about to come.

Cutting Out the Banker Middleman

Don Tapscott | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

Is this the beginning of an outright social movement? P2P lending will certainly not displace the retail lending divisions of the big banks anytime soon. That said, well-regulated social banking clearly offers many advantages.

8 Ways Start A Business Without Going To A Bank

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For startups, credit is like "experience" for job applicants -- you can't get it if you don't already have it. Despite a recent push by banks to giv...

Financial Etiquette in the New Economy

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Alderman

For many people, 2009 was a bumpy ride. Although the economy seems to be rebounding, times are still tough for those dealing with significant financia...

Borrowing from Strangers

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Hamburg

The web is making it easier to borrow money from a community of strangers using a concept called "peer-to-peer lending." Entrepreneurs are embracing it to find virtual "friends & family" to give them loans.

Connecting College Students and Alums in Peer-to-Peer Lending

Joshua Kushner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Kushner

Over a month ago we launched UniThrive.org, a not-for-profit website that connects college students with alumni in order to facilitate peer-to-peer, alumni-to-student microloans.