Category Archives: Relationships

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of ProBorrower

Wow, how the time flies!  Today marks a significant milestone in the life of this blog with the 75th post.  I’m a sucker for nostalgia as much as the next person so let’s take a look at the most popular … Continue reading

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Are You Scared? How To Make Business Decisions With Confidence

The drive for self-preservation is one of the strongest decision filters.  The natural drive to grapple or flee can influence our business choices.  We view our environment through a filter of survival when we feel threatened or unsafe.  Past experiences … Continue reading

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Borrowed Time Has Been Repaid in Memories; Farewell Elizabeth

My daughter leaves for the U.S. Air Force in a couple of days.  The months since she told us she was enlisting have turned into weeks and now days.  Soon we’ll be carefully watching each precious hour that will be poured … Continue reading

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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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The Six Pillars of Borrower Character

I found an old flash card as I was picking through some files.  It has bright colors with catchy sayings printed on both sides and fits easily in a pocket.  It’s from my daughter’s first grade program for kids called … Continue reading

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Borrowing from the Bank of Dad and Mom is Easy Money and Hard Knocks

Borrowing from family is a great deal.  A comedy of errors that can be manipulated to the borrower’s advantage. In the last post I made an argument against borrowing from the parent’s perspective. Today I look at why family borrowers … Continue reading

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Five Things your Parents Wish you Knew about Borrowing Money From Them

Hey kids, tweens, teens and young adults, there are things your parents wish you knew when you borrow money from them.  There may even be some kids still asking for money from family in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.  That’s … Continue reading

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