Monthly Archives: May 2011

Borrowing Money From Parents for MBA: Good Credit Risk?

Hey dad, can I borrow $150,000 to get my MBA? I can only imagine the reaction from my dad if I asked that question 20 years ago.  What’s the matter kid, did you lose your mind? Bloomberg/Business Week had an … Continue reading

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Debt Recon May 22, 2011: How the borrowing landscape changed

Interest rates continued to stay low with the 10T hovering around 3.15%.  Energy inflation seems to be transitory and inflation expectations are generally well anchored.  Investors are still pouring into treasuries in search of safety and yield and shunning stocks. … Continue reading

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Debt Recon May 15, 2011: How the borrowing landscape changed

Here’s what I saw through my financial binoculars as I looked at the borrowing landscape over the last week. WSJ reported Bill Gross, head of PIMCO, is betting against the massive firepower and determination of the Fed by selling a big … Continue reading

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Debt Recon May 7, 2011: How the borrowing terrain changed

A quick scan of the borrowing terrain reveals some interesting changes for borrowers.  How will you adapt? WSJ and others reported The Dodd-Frank rule writing committees have been busy with over 3 million words drafted so far and the bureaucrats … Continue reading

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