November 22, 2016
12 Financial Tips to Get Your Wallet Ready for the Holidays
By Jennifer Clark
Whether we like it or not, we’re inching closer and closer to the holidays, a time filled with cocktail parties, family gatherings, winter travel, and piped-in Christmas carols if you’re bold enough to step inside a mall.
November 1, 2016
#MyProsperStory 2016 Photo Contest Now Open for Entries!
By Remi Harrad
Today we’re excited to announce the kick-off of the #MyProsperStory 2016 Photo Contest! For the third year in a row, we’re celebrating our community and their commitment to advancing financial wellbeing. Beginning today through November 15th, Prosper borrowers can submit a photo and written description of what it looks like “to be on top of your finances.” We’re looking for vivid photos and compelling captions, and we’re excited to see what everyone will share. In years past, our hearts were warmed, eyes watered and we’ve even laughed out loud at the creative and powerful stories that we have received from our community. To check out some of last year’s video submissions, you can visit the Prosper Facebook page.
October 13, 2016
#MyProsperStory Investor Q&A with Prosper Investor: Brian Weinstein
By Remi Harrad
Brian Weinstein is the Chief Investment Officer of Blue Elephant Capital Management, a New York based firm founded in 2013 to pursue marketplace and other direct lending investment opportunities. We reached out to learn more about Blue Elephant and Brian’s experience working with Prosper. Here’s what he had to say:
October 4, 2016
How to Give Yourself a Financial Checkup
By Jennifer Clark
Are you on the road to financial freedom or do you need to make a U-turn? Regardless of your financial situation, October is a great time to take a look at your personal financial situation and make adjustments. Why now, you ask? If you move fast, you will probably be able to make adjustments before the end of the year, possibly taking advantage of any tax-saving strategies.
September 30, 2016
Drowning in Debt? 3 Tips to Stay Above Water
By Remi Harrad
When Oscar Torres finished college, he was left with a mountain of debt. After 8 years of going to school and working part time, he had amassed more than $20,000 in credit card bills. “I had a couple of jobs, but I wasn’t making enough money, so I started putting a lot of my expenses on a credit card,” said Oscar. “After college I was living paycheck to paycheck. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that it was going to take me 22 years to pay off a $20,000 credit card balance. That’s no way to live,” said Oscar.
September 28, 2016
Americans Aren’t Waiting for the Next President to Help Them Economically; They Are Getting On Top of Their Finances Now
By Jennifer Clark
With the presidential election just weeks away, a new “Election & Prosperity Poll” from Prosper Marketplace reveals that Americans are not waiting for the next president to help them economically, they are prioritizing their finances now. Nearly half of all adults (41 percent) said that “getting on top of my finances” is their number one priority for the rest of 2016, beating out “improving my health” (32 percent) and “advancing my career” (13 percent).