Breaking Free From a Culture of Temptation

Money… can symbolize work, power, love won, or love denied. It can take the form of expensive homes, expensive clothes, expensive presents. Luxuries become necessities. Debt compensates for all shortcomings. “For people to admit they can’t afford things they want means placing themselves in a position of weakness, ” says Dr. Edward J. Khantzian, associate […]

Lending Club – June 2009 Performance

This is just a quick note to let everyone know that I made it through the month of June with all of my Lending Club loans intact. This isn’t particularly surprising, as most notes are paid on time when they’re new, regardless of quality. Taken together, my high and low risk portfolios are providing a […]

Credit Score – Good? or Good Enough?

This is a guest post from Jim Wang of Bargaineering. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Credit scores are becoming increasingly important each and every day. While some people check them compulsively, almost as frequently as they check their investment portfolio, others check them infrequently, like the […]