January 5, 2017
5 Ways to Handle Post-Holiday Credit Card Debt
By Jennifer Clark
With the holidays behind us, many consumers are dealing with a mean post-holiday hangover. According to a new report from Finder.com, American consumers are estimated to have spent over $181M on presents during the holidays. And if you’re one of the many consumers that needs a little help dealing with holiday credit card debt, here are some tips to help you recover faster and prioritize your credit health, which is a new year’s resolution anyone can feel good about.
December 15, 2016
Announcing the Winners of the 2016 #MyProsperStory Contest
By Remi Harrad
Before 2016 comes to a close we want to take the time to celebrate our community’s commitment to advancing their financial well-being this year. Whether that’s people creating and developing a budget, consolidating their debt, or forming healthier spending habits, we’re thrilled to see our community thriving and achieving their personal finance goals.
December 7, 2016
7 Tips to Improve Your Personal Finances Before the New Year
By Laura Adams
With millions of Americans struggling to keep up with the rising costs of household expenses and fees on debt, it’s no wonder that when Prosper a leading marketplace lender, held its annual loan pay-off contest this year, #MyProsperStory, the San Francisco-based company was flooded with entries.
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: