Weekend Reads: Perspectives on Fintech

Economist: The Fintech Revolution Fintech startups attracted $12 billion in investments in 2014, meaning three times the capital from the prior year. What does this trend really mean for consumers? The Economist dives into the current and potential effects of fintech firms on traditional finance players, and the article also discusses the ways in which [...]

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5 Strategies for MBAs to Ease Student Debt Drama, and Payments

Do you know someone in a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program? Or, maybe you are headed into a MBA program for the first time this fall. And if you’re in the privileged position of returning for one more year of intellectual stimulation – or might I dare say parties and pre-school trips around the [...]

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Weekend Reads: Student Loans, Vacations, and Habits

Institutional Investor: Apollo Management Wades into Student Loans Apollo Global Management is one of the latest large institutions entering the student loan refinancing market and working with lending platforms to tackle the student loan crisis. As CommonBond CEO David Klein notes, Apollo’s move marks another step in a greater trend of traditional institutions partnering with marketplace [...]

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3 Vacation Tips When You Have Student Loan Debt

As published on the Huffington Post. Whether you consider vacationing as a luxury or a necessity, it’s always tougher with debt. How can you make sure that your well-deserved break or once-in-a-lifetime trek doesn’t compromise your monthly student loan payments? We have three ideas and examples to help you stay on top of your student loan [...]

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Finding Your Student Loan Statement and Payment Address

Ready to apply to refinance your student loans? We’re excited to help you start saving! In order to complete your application, one of the key things you’ll need is a copy of your loan statements for all of your current student loans. Additionally, you will also need the physical address where payments would be mailed [...]

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Weekend Reads: Investing, Planning, and Saving

Investopedia: Young Investors: Should You Care About Dividends?  Diving into investing as a millennial can be intimidating. Once you’ve mastered the basics of stocks vs. bonds, it’s time to hammer out what exactly you’ll invest in. Investopedia shares thoughts on which types of investments make the most sense for young investors – whether you’re a [...]

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I’m a Year Out of My MBA and I Hate My Job… Now What?

As published on the Huffington Post. Let’s face it: if finding your dream job were easy, it wouldn’t be a “dream,” and sometimes job opportunities don’t work out the way you hoped. If you’re a recent MBA grad and realizing your present role isn’t all it was cracked up to be, you’re not alone. The good news [...]

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Do the (Side) Hustle

Having a second job is a great way to generate extra income, pursue a passion, and exercise skills that you aren’t using at your current job. When not working with borrowers at CommonBond, I run LittleGirlBigMouth.com, a blog dedicated to food and humor, and write for The Village Voice, New York Post, and Huffington Post. [...]

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