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Loanio Roundup – P2P Lending and More

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

What investments are you making?

Good morning readers and welcome to another edition of Loanio’s weekly roundup. Below you’ll find several great articles under the categories of small business, the economy, p2p lending, and investing. We hope you find them helpful and interesting.

The Economy:

  • Smart Money says Traders are Cautious After Mixed Economic Data.
  • Is business truly the business of business? Debates the Economist.
  • Kiplinger writes about Safe Havens in Real Estate.
  • Market Watch says Stocks struggle for stability.
  • NPR announces ‘Tis Not The Season For Retail Jobs.

Small Business:

  • NY Times on Small Business and the Economic Crisis.
  • FT has Doubts that small business will gain.
  • Arizona Republic says company owners explain how they are scrambling to fund operations.
  • The Chronicle Herald publishes these common sense key to success.
  • Brooklyn Daily News writes Grameen America lending women a hand with small business loans.

Peer-to-Peer Lending:

  • South Coast Today on Peer-to-peer lending: Weighing benefits, risks.
  • NPR writes Peer Lending Spreads In Tight Credit Market.
  • Denver Post says Help from friends boosts loan-challenged.
  • P2P Banking on P2P lending companies by loan volume
  • NetBanker in response to P2P Banking with Peer-to-Peer Lending Volumes Worldwide.
  • Propser Lending Review asks How might an Obama/Biden administration change p2p lending?

Investing:

  • Learn the Stock Market and How to Trade on the Investing Market – 10 Better Things To Do With Your Money.
  • Learn a lesson — before you get one by Market Watch on 10 rules for stock market investing.

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Originally posted 2020-11-23 05:19:07. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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Loanio Roundup – Veteran’s Edition

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Thank you to our Nation's Veterans.

Loanio would like to thank all the men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect America’s freedom and ideals. Your sacrifices and bravery have been beneficial to many and are greatly appreciated.

Below you’ll find links to resources, both blog and news articles on the economy, small business, p2p lending, and investing. We hope you find them helpful in navigating the financial waters of the internet.

The Economy:

Small Business:

Peer-to-Peer Lending:

Investing:

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Originally posted 2020-11-16 05:13:56. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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Loanio Roundup – Congratulations President-Elect Obama

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

President-Elect Obama

Loanio extends its congratulations to President-Elect Obama for running an excellent campaign.

This week’s edition of Loanio’s roundup takes a look at the election and what it means for the economy. What are your thoughts to the issues? We’ve also included several links for business entrepreneurs and on p2p lending for your weekend reading.

The Economy and the Election:

  • The American Banker says Election Results Impact Banking Committees.
  • Kiplinger presents these 5 Lessons From the Emerging-Markets Meltdown.
  • FT proclaims Markets sceptical on value of G20 meeting
  • Market Watch talks on taxes and says Year-end planning a little more urgent
  • Top challenge: Jobs explains CNN Money.
  • Stocks plunge anew as recession worries resurface writes Yahoo! Finance.
  • Business Week posts Wall Street’s Election Letdown

Small Business:

  • Small Biz Survival posts Small Business is Driving, Now.
  • Why it’s a great time to be a small business owner writes Make Mine Pink.
  • Here are Top 5 Ways To Help Your Small Business Thrive During A Down Economy by Pay Simple Blog.
  • Here are some Hispanic Small Business Grants at Hispanic Grants.
  • Pro Media Blog writes Email Newsletters & Email Strategy for Small Business & Home Offices
  • Bplans says learn How to write a business plan.

Peer-to-Peer Lending:

  • Diversity Blogs publishes Banking 2.0 (Or At Least a Start)
  • The Credit Infocenter blogs Prosperity of Person-2-Person Lending in Jeopardy
  • Here’s a post on P2P Innovation & the credit crunch by the Better Banking Blog.
  • NPR on Peer Lending Spreads In Tight Credit Market
  • Student Lending Analytics writes Peer to Peer Lending With a Twist: People Capital

Loanio in the News:

  • Free Signal posts P2P Lender Prosper Closes Marketplace to Lenders; Loanio Unaffected for Now

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Originally posted 2020-11-09 05:33:00. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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Loanio Roundup – Dia de Los Muertos

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Financial State of the Economy

Good morning and welcome to the Dia de Los Muertos edition of Loanio’s roundup. Dia de Los Muertos is a holiday celebration that takes place primarily in Mexico and celebrates the dead. It goes by Day of the Dead in English and correspondingly it matches the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Below you will find links in easy to manage categories on the following topics: the economy, small business, p2p lending, and Loanio. See what people are saying and have a great day.

The Economy:

  • Smart Money says It’s Not What You Buy but How You Buy It
  • Approaching zero writes the Economist.
  • Forbes announces that The Credit Crisis Is The Least Of Our Worries
  • CNN Money takes a look at AIG’s fancy refinancing play
  • Banks Vow to Use Rescue Fund for Loans Wall Street Journal reports.

Small Business:

  • Here are some Financing Options for Businesses by Kiplinger.
  • Persevere through the recession with your home business over at Mighty Bargain Hunter.
  • Make You Rich presents these Funding Options for Small Business Owners
  • HBC writes up Home Business Tax Deductions
  • 7 Business Planning Fundamentals for Hard Times by BPlans.

Peer-to-Peer Lending:

  • Video by Blip.tv on Peer to Peer Loans and Credit Scores – Episode #71
  • San Francisco Business Times says Prosper suspends lending, Zopa exits U.S. market
  • Salt Lake City Tribune posts Money Tip: Weighing benefits, risks of peer-to-peer lending
  • Say Educate asks Is Peer To Peer Lending Right For You?
  • Money Under Thirty blogs Peer-to-Peer Lending Hits a Roadblock

Loanio in the News:

  • eFinance Blog writes a P2P Lending Update: Prosper, Lending Club, Zopa, Loanio
  • Shotguns and Penguins does a post On a Quest for Social Lending
  • Rate Ladder mentions us briefly in Renaud Laplanche, Lending Club CEO in the News

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Originally posted 2020-11-02 05:24:16. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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Loanio Roundup – The Economy, Small Business, Loans, and P2P Lending

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The Economy, Small Business, Loans, and P2P Lending

Welcome to the fourth edition of Loanio’s roundup. There’s more on the peer to peer lending industry in this post with several links for small business entrepreneurs to check out as well. Browse through and make sure you’re up to date on all the financial information. Might want to grab a coffee first.

We hope the remainder of your weekend is great!

The Economy:

  • U.S. banks still aren’t lending says Business Week.
  • Wall Street Journal looks at global currencies, markets buffeted.
  • FT goes in-depth on the global financial crisis.
  • American Bankers writes in closing act, Wachovia lays bare extent of woe.
  • Forbes says fear will subside.
  • The Economist posts the financial crisis: into the storm.

Small Business:

  • P2P Lending is offered as a funding option for home business owners at Cash Paid Surveys.
  • Blogging Stocks posts Entrepreneur’s Journal: Can’t get a business loan? Try a credit union
  • Your Outsource Solutions blogs “Online Marketing Tools for Today’s Small Business” e-Book Release.
  • 24/7 Wall St. writes Google (GOOG) Earnings: A Perfect Proxy For Small Business.
  • CNN Money points to a sharp drop in business lending – again.

Peer-to-Peer Lending:

  • Top Ten Reviews says Peer to Peer Lending is the next internet craze.
  • The International Herald Tribune internet lending sites come under stress.
  • About.com writes P2P Lending caught in credit crunch, Prosper.com pauses.
  • Maneo becomes first P2P Lending platform in Japan says Prosper Lending Review.
  • Lubbock Online features Peer-to-Peer Lending: beneficial for loaner, borrower, but also risky.
  • Champs Portals writes about hiccups in peer to peer lending start-ups.
  • New York Times asks is Peer-to-Peer Lending working for you?
  • Wall Street Journal says Peer-to-Peer Lending sites getting squeezed in credit crunch.

Loanio in the News:

  • Prosper Lending Review mentions us in Lending Club rapidly adding more states.
  • Southtown Star takes a look at Peer-to-Peer lending: Weighing benefits, risks.
  • A brief mention of Loanio in lending alternative hits hurdle by New York Times.
  • P2P Lender Prosper closes marketplace to lenders; Loanio unaffected for now writes Free Signal.
  • P2P Banking blogs Loanio says it won’t face registration process in near future.
  • A quick mention in Banking on Customers’ post what’s coming…

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Originally posted 2020-10-26 05:40:29. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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3 Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow

Friday, June 5th, 2009

If you’re finding it difficult to get by, one of the easiest ways to combat this issue is by increasing your monthly cash flow. While you may not be able to make a huge difference right away, slowly building up the amount of money that you have coming in, building secondary income streams can have a dramatic effect on your finances over time. There are many different ways that you can increase your cash flow, and although each person’s situation is different there are some universal concepts you can apply to help you increase how much money you have coming in every month.

Start your own personal business.

1. The first place to start is with your job.

If you’re up for a raise, don’t be shy about asking for it. If you can work a few extra hours and make some overtime, go for it. This is probably the easiest way to get a little extra cash flowing in every month. While it may not make you a millionaire over night, getting some extra take home pay can free up your finances a bit and make it easier to get to your next paycheck.

Before you jump in however, you’ll have to remember the basic problem of overspending so you can avoid this issue. Getting paid more is not a license to run out and start spending more money. This is however the perfect opportunity to get more cash coming in that can be used for savings or to keep current on your bills.

2. Consider opening your own business.

If you have a skill that you can exploit for more income, this is the perfect answer to help increase your cash flow. Whether you are good at fixing cars, watching children or even cooking, there is a huge market for this kind of work. Pay attention to the needs of your local community and then see how you can help fill them with your expertise. Obtain a loan through Loanio to jumpstart your business.

You can also get a second job, at least temporarily, especially if money is particularly tight. This is a fast way to increase your cash flow, even if it does require more work on your part.

3. Set up some safe investments.

Creating multiple streams of income is always a good idea, and if you have some safe investments you can make that won’t put your finances in jeopardy, this is a very easy way to increase your cash flow and help you build up extra income that you can rely on for many years to come. Investments or annuities can be very useful when you’re caught short, and the money they bring in can easily be put to good use.

You don’t have to struggle to make ends meet if you don’t want to. Simply taking the time to build up your cash flow can produce terrific results and give you the peace of mind of knowing that you do have alternatives out there to reduce your reliance on your normal paycheck.

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Originally posted 2020-10-06 16:16:35. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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