So, here are a couple of Monday thoughts. Brain Drain is Happening In South Africa - Short Sell It Everyone knows about Elon Musk - he's one of the most famous entrepreneurs in the US. But, were you aware that he's South African? Musk however, is not the only major entrepreneur of South African descent in America. Energy drink entrepreneurs Rodney Sacks and Hilton … [Read more...] about Monday Thoughts, South African Brain Drain & Dinosaur Banks
For those of you who are interested in prosper, here is a quick update on what is going on with my account. I've been pretty consistent with investing in Prosper since 2006. For the last couple of years, I was paying off a ton of credit card debt and was drawing down the account. However, I've got the debt under control, so I've been gradually easing back into the platform. … [Read more...] about James’ November Prosper Update
So it's been a while since I posted a update about my Prosper.com investing. Prosper is an interesting business, if you're not into peer to peer lending, you should consider checking it out. Prosper is a company that basically offers a marketplace where lenders and borrowers can come together. I've been lending with the company since back in 2007. … [Read more...] about Prosper Update: Shooting for $5,060.92
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the stock market, real estate investing and cryptocurrency. Today, our main topics will include investing your money into debt (your own, others, lending, etc.), physical assets and CDs. Like always, I challenge you to do your own research to really figure out whether or not a type of investment in a good choice for you and your portfolio. … [Read more...] about What Is Actually Worth Investing Money In? Part 2 of 2
Do you have friends who have asked you to loan money to them more than once? And do you have a hard time saying no when you probably should? Eventually, that can get really old with some people -- namely the ones who seem like they only borrow and never pay you back. Here's an easy way to take some of the pain out of the decision process: Ask yourself this series of … [Read more...] about Loan Money to Friends Too Often? Questions to Ponder.