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History lessons

When I was an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I encountered a phenomenal teacher in one of the undergrad history surveys. That experience prompted me to take more history courses and, eventually, I earned a degree in history. 433 more words


New Financial Models: Alibaba's Micro Loan Business

Yesterday, I wrote about a Marc Andreesen interview/Tweetstorm that called for disruption of financial products through better technology. One of the examples he gave was the use of big data tools and social networks to provide enhanced consumer credit scores. 544 more words


Here are the US colleges whose students have the toughest time paying back loans

University students who take out loans are essentially betting that the education they’re financing with debt will help them get a decent job—and that the job, in turn, will help them repay the loan. 433 more words

Evidence Housing Recovery Favored Whites, Asians But Not Blacks, Hispanics?

The San Francisco-San Jose metropolitan area is one of the only regions in the country to have fully recovered from the 2008 burst of the housing bubble. 104 more words

Real Estate

Choosing between indirect and direct lending

Though a fairly narrow specialty, there are two types of lenders in home improvement financing. The majority by volume are indirect lenders, a list of banks and finance companies that includes Medallion Bank. 374 more words