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Making A Return " CBS Philly — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Want to make a return? Got your driver's license? Wait. Why? In this season of buying, giving, and returning, you may be asked to present a receipt and then, with or without the receipt, you might be asked for your driver's license. Here's a news flash-it's not to validate your parking.

A Powerful Estate Tool — Crummey trusts may have a strange-sounding handle, but they're a powerful estate-planning tool. The vigilance required in executing Crummey trusts properly isn't small, but can benefit you and your heirs exponentially. Crummey powers-named for Methodist minister D. Clifford Crummey, who won a 1968 court case allowing this workaround-are a means of making tax-free gifts while still retaining some control of the money.

Some Thoughts From Retired Banking Analyst Diane Glossman

Chip Mahan, First Internet Banker, Is Back With Tech-Enabled SBA Lender Live Oak Bank — Serial banking entrepreneur Chip Mahan has turned Live Oak Bank into the number two SBA lender with the help of technology and focus.

LoanDepot Pulls IPO — Call it a pinprick in the alternative lending mania. Alternative mortgage lender LoanDepot ditched its initial public offering just as it was expected to be finalized.

Would You Buy A Marketplace Lending Fund? First U.S. One In The Works, More Likely To Follow — Marketplace lending to both consumers and small business is booming. The first U.S. closed-end fund is now in the works, and more are likely to follow.

Zuora's Tien Tzuo Had A Big Idea For Software To Drive The Subscription Economy -- He Almost Blew It — Zuora's Tien Tzuo had the right idea at the right time for software that drives subscriptions, today's trendiest business model. As the company grew, he very nearly blew it.

How Two Former Silicon Valley Engineers Amped Up Sales For Their Yarn Company With Subscriptions

Noah Breslow Says OnDeck Is Trying To Make Alternative Finance More Mainstream And Less Expensive — Talking with OnDeck CEO Noah Breslow about small business financing, how alternative finance is going mainstream, and why the firm's average interest rate is in the 40s.

PayPal's Small-Business Lending Tops $1B As Loan Volume Reaches $3M A Day — Eight weeks ago, I predicted PayPal's small-business lending would top $1 billion by winter. Today it's reached that milestone.
Oct 27, 2015

PayPal's Small-Business Lending Tops $1B As Loan Volume Reaches $3M A Day - Forbes…

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Nov 23, 2015

Good to see more disclosure from @fundera on #smallbiz loans funded. Key data thru Q3: 36% short-term (30-50% APRs), 34% med-term (15-25%).

Nov 19, 2015

Great, so it turns out the only indiv plan my docs will take next year is @UnitedHealthGrp, which may ditch ACA completely

Nov 19, 2015

RT @LiveOakBank: “This is not work for me. This is fun.”- Chip Mahan

Nov 19, 2015

Perspective On The FinTech Boom: Some Thoughts From Retired Banking Analyst Diane Glossman via @forbes

Nov 18, 2015

“It’s the department that everyone hates at a bank, and we made it a business." @ForbesTreps @forbessmallbiz

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