Saving or investing is a classic dilemma for European savers. P2P lending offers a new opportunity to invest in alternative assets.

Save or invest: how many times have we asked ourselves this question? According to a recent survey on the savings carried out by BVA, for the first time since the crisis of 2007 the middle class seems to be strengthening again, even if the historical risk aversion of European investors has remained unchanged.

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Peer to Peer Lending for International Investors

Peer-to-peer lending is a contemporary name for an old practice. People (peer lenders) lending funds directly to family, friends, and acquaintances. The modern p2p website utilizes the internet to introduce borrowers and lenders investing in p2p loans worldwide.

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Best UK Peer to Peer Lending Platforms for Investors

The UK is renowned for its robust economic muscle. However, this has not been the case all through. A barrage of disappointing financial reports proved one of the most recent UK Recession in 2008-2009. This economic recession in the UK affected many areas including banking and investment firms.

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Top 10 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Being financially independent is no longer an option. Nowadays it is practically an obligation, because nobody can assure you that next month you still have work or that when it is time to retire, there is money to pay the pensions. Achieving financial independence in the shortest possible time is one of the greatest challenges for the future.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

Starting out with nothing makes it hard to imagine becoming wealthy. Even if you are putting aside a little extra cash from time to time, it is still difficult to see how those small amounts could add up to enough to count for anything significant.

The reality is, anyone who has built a significant amount of wealth starting with nothing had to start somewhere. They also understood that there is no hidden secret or magic button for getting rich overnight.

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Too many people do not put away enough money for their retirement or unexpected expenditures. Planning will give you peace of mind and ultimately lead to a better quality of life.

There are two common traps people fall into when it comes to saving and investing. The first is that we say we can't afford to save money - "I hardly get by on what I earn". The second is that people think there's always plenty of time before they need to start planning their financial future.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

Frugal living is about being conscious of and smart with the money you spend on necessities, utilities, or other living costs. It is about saving money and creating a nest egg for yourself, without taking on a mountain of debt. Whether you are just starting on your own or are looking for new ways to save money, here are some tips for adopting a frugal lifestyle.

1. De-Draft Your Home

Home heating and cooling costs are expensive and you are likely to spend a lot more money per year when your home is full of drafty spots. These are the areas around door jambs and windows where hot air can seep in during the summer, and cold air can leak in during the winter. Install new windows and doors for long-term savings or purchase weather strips that adhere to the seams to keep heat and cool air from entering your home.

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Owning a home is something that many of us dream of one day doing, but sometimes it can feel like a hopelessly distant goal. There is no doubt that getting on the property ladder is harder today than it ever has been in the past.

Even with the various assistance programmes that are available, the average person will need to make some serious saving commitments, and reign in their spending in general, if they are to stand any chance of saving enough money to buy a property.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

A report from Credit Suisse in 2013 showed that 13.2 million millionaires existed in the US alone that year. That’s huge number.

So, what are the wealth secrets the 13.2 million millionaires (the number may have increased several folds since 2013) won’t tell you?

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

What do you Gain from Studying Abroad

Do you have a very simple goal of finding a career you love that will also pay well and allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle? If so, it’s a goal that many people share with you, and are constantly striving to find a way to be successful in their pursuit of it. For many, the answer to the asked questions comes down to getting a good education so that they have the foundations and skills necessary to land those high-paying jobs.

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p2p lending safe

Anyone who has lent a friend 20 dollars because they forgot their wallet has given a peer-to-peer loan. Peer-to-peer lending is simply a way that people with money can lend it to people who need money without going through the traditional process of depositing the money in the bank, earning interest from the bank, then having the bank lend the deposit money out at a higher rate of interest.

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Posted by runted on in P2P Lending

Anyone who first hears about peer to peer lending and its amazing high-netting return potential is incredulous about all of its claims…I was…you were….everyone was! It just sounds like a scam.

After the initial skepticism was overcome (through research and a bit of trial and error) You got hooked but still found it hard to explain to others how it all works. How and why peer-to-peer lending platforms are capable of generating annual return rates between 8% and 10%….those numbers just sound too crazy to be true….

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What is Social Lending

Social lending is a type of borrowing, quite different to the normal personal loans and credit cards offered by financial institutions. Although it does involve a loan, it is not monitored by a traditional financial institution. It sounds like it could be a loan from someone you know and in a sense it is similar to that.

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What is P2P lending

Peer-to-peer lending, sometimes abbreviated to P2P lending, is the practice of lending money between individuals. The act of lending from one individual to another has existed for many years, and often done through informal agreements.

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How Does Crowdfunding Real Estate Work?

Making investments in real estate is like having a permanent life insurance policy that you do not pay premiums for.

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