Weekend Reads: Success, Credit, and Buying a Home

Weekend Reads Success, Credit, and Buying a Home

Inc.: 6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make Happiness takes hard work, and if you have entrepreneurial mindset, you can be facing greater struggles as an innovator to find success and happiness. Inc. Contributing Editor Jeff Haden shares six ways you can actively choose to pursue those goals in your professional and personal lives. [...]

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CommonBond Presents: Inside Look: Investment Banking & Private Equity Career Panel

Inside Look Investment Banking  Private Equity Career Panel

On Tuesday, July 21, CommonBond hosted our last in-office event of the 2015 Summer Series, “Inside Look: Investment Banking & Private Equity Career Panel.” The following panelists shared their experiences and insights on various career paths in banking and PE: • Collins Ward, Principal, Lee Equity (HBS ’10) • Melis Kahya, Vice President, General Atlantic (Stanford ’11) [...]

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Student Loans vs. Credit Cards: How They Affect Your Credit Differently

Student Loans vs. Credit Cards How They Affect Your Credit Differently

If you’ve been juggling a monthly student loan payment with a credit card balance, you might have reasonably wondered at some point how exactly all that debt is affecting your credit. Debt obviously plays a significant role in your credit picture—how much of it you have and how you repay it are two major factors [...]

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What is Marketplace Lending?

What Is Marketplace Lending

The rise of marketplace lending in recent years is part of a massive wave of disruption that has taken hold in the financial services industry – and it will only grow larger, as marketplace lending is projected to be a trillion-dollar industry within the next 10 years. Yet, for an industry poised to grow so [...]

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CommonBond Presents: Finance: State of Disruption

Finance State of Disruption

On Thursday, July 16, over 100 people gathered in NYC for the latest Summer Series event, titled “Fintech: State of Disruption.” Moderated by TechCrunch’s Jon Shieber, the following panel of fintech CEOs and founders discussed how technology is enabling change in the financial services industry: Moderator: – Jon Shieber, Senior Editor, TechCrunch Panelists: – David [...]

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Weekend Reads: Investing, Happiness, and Grad School

Weekend Reads Investing, Happiness, and Grad School

The Upshot: Why Investing Is So Complicated, and How to Make It Simpler A Harvard-educated economist who can’t invest his money? In an Upshot article “for the rest of us,” Professor Sendhil Mullainathan reveals exactly that. He doesn’t quite know what to do with his money, doesn’t know what options are best, and doesn’t want [...]

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Experience Social Impact in Ghana with CommonBond and Pencils of Promise

CommonBond Social Promise Trip

In October 2015, CommonBond is traveling to Ghana to see firsthand how our social promise is changing lives, and we want you to come with us. Our Social Promise partner, Pencils of Promise, is offering a free trip for three of our borrowers to visit a Pencils of Pencil school in Ghana. You’ll meet students, [...]

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CommonBond Presents: Inside Marketing: Career Panel

On Tuesday, July 14, professionals in NYC gathered for the latest Summer Series event, titled “Inside Look: Marketing Career Panel.” Four panelists, as well as our own Director of Campus Relations Nikki Singh – formerly a marketer at American Express and Kraft Foods – discussed the ins and outs of marketing careers for MBA grads. [...]

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