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Lenders are Advancing! Borrowers, Run for the Lettuce!

How do you compete when you are outgunned, outmanned, outmatched and every other OUTed in the dictionary? What hope do borrowers have today?  Is hope the best strategy there is? The Wall Street Journal reported that lenders are becoming very … 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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Best Posts from Pro Borrower-50th Anniversary Edition

Who would have thought the fiftieth post anniversary would come so soon?  It’s been a great blog ride so far.  Here are the best of from the first fifty posts: The most popular post by far has been a history … 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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Five Reasons Your Borrowing will Crash Your Small Business

Is your small business failing because of one of these top ten reasons?  The New York Times article might help you wake up.  Maybe there’s still time to save your small business.  Maybe not.  Don’t give up yet. If you … Continue reading

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Thanks for no Memory of the Mortgage Crisis: Grab a Loan Shovel and Start Digging!

Bob Hope said “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” Bob Hope died in 2003 and apparently this philosophy died with him. Banks are again embracing borrowers who … Continue reading

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