What to Invest in Now

Published on Oct 24 2012 // P2P Lending
After the financial crash of 2008, the economy has been a little skittish ever since. Investors have been uneasy about putting their money back into regular securities, which has delayed the pace of any kind of recovery along the way. Although sure things are hard to find in the investment market, there...

A Primer on P2P Lending

Published on Oct 16 2012 // P2P Lending
It’s no secret that peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is one of the hottest movements in online investing today. However, many people are afraid to jump in because they believe that it’s, well, a scam. People are fearful of new things, especially when it comes to their money. However, P2P lending...

Lending Club: Peer to Peer Lending in the US

Published on Oct 01 2012 // P2P Lending
A form of lending that has become more prevalent in recent times is peer to peer lending. As the name suggests, it focuses on the idea of people lending to each other and to businesses, rather than using the banking system to facilitate such loans. One leading company providing such a service is Lending...

Security Risks Faced When Using a P2P Network

Published on Sep 29 2012 // Featured, Investing, P2P Lending
Security Risks Faced When Using a P2P Network
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is something I’ve been writing about for quite a while now. I maintain that it’s a fantastic new way to bypass the banks and less-than-desirable investment vehicles in favor of a platform over which you have complete control. Quite a few people are concerned with the medium,...

Peer to Peer Lending Versus CDs

Published on Sep 27 2012 // P2P Lending
We’ve spent some time talking about finding ways to earn more money. Now, let’s look at some vehicles for saving and investing. For quite some time, I’ve been investing in CDs. The appeal for me has been that I blocked my own access to the money, so I wouldn’t be tempted to spend it. Hence the...

5 Reasons I’m a Fan of P2P Lending

Published on Sep 27 2012 // P2P Lending
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is definitely the most creative of the investing models, and I’ve recently become a huge fan of the movement. There are quite a few reasons to love P2P, and I’m going to break down my top five right here in this post. #1 – You Can Cut Out the Middleman P2P lending companies...

Why People are Scared of P2P Lending

Published on Sep 21 2012 // Featured, Investing, Loans, P2P Lending
Why People are Scared of P2P Lending
It’s interesting to me that so many people are afraid of P2P lending platforms, yet they’re more than willing sign up for – and max out – credit cards. Credit cards that are fleecing America. I think the fear stems from many factors, but the biggest issue is that p2p lending is relatively new...

P2P Lending With Lending Club: A Review

Published on Sep 13 2012 // Featured, Loans, P2P Lending
P2P Lending With Lending Club: A Review
I’ve written quite a bit about the merits of Lending Club in the past because I love the idea of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. However, I’m skeptical and scared to invest in anything but the most reputable of P2P lending platforms online. The two big dogs in the industry are Prosper and Lending...

Peer to Peer Lending: Cautions and Considerations

Published on Aug 11 2012 // Featured, Investing, Loans, P2P Lending, Popular
Peer to Peer Lending: Cautions and Considerations
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has been getting an awful lot of attention these days. The big two P2P lenders in the US are Prosper and Lending Club, respectively. Here’s how it works. Borrowers post a public request for a loan and lenders pitch in to fund it. Once the loan is fully funded, the proceeds...
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