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Protecting Vets from Payday Lending Scams

CrowdFunding Beat wire, As the nation marks Veterans  Day, leaders from Center for Responsible Lending and the California Reinvestment Coalition are urging California state legislators and the state’s members of Congress to follow the lead of the Department of Defense and honor veterans by passing legislation reining in abusive payday lending. The Department of Defense recently issued new proposed rules to update enforcement of the Military Lending Act. The proposed rules would enhance existing protections capping interest on loans to active duty members of the military at 36% annual interest. With more than 1.8 million veterans, California is home to the nation’s largest number of veterans. California…

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CrowdFunding is not always about money

CrowdFunding is not always about money

  By fundmydreamindia Crowdfunding has helped people from various walks of life to attracts fans and followers and gain a social quotient for their project thus helping them raise funds for their project in little time and make it successful. One might argue that crowdfunding is only helpful in raising money for a project or a campaign. Once the project is completed, the end. Yes, it is true that crowdfunding focuses on the collection of funds but it has a broader view to it. The success of a project is not only determined by the amount of money collected but also by the number of backers.…

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The dangers of CrowdFunding

BY Bdaily, Since recession took hold, lending to small businesses has reduced significantly; and so enter, crowd-funding or peer-to peer-lending which threatens to fill this void, writes Mark Sisson, managing director at 4most Europe. From the borrower perspective, there are a string of benefits to be had; speed of decision in the lending process, choice of investment so owners feel their investors are genuine endorsers of their business idea; and of course you have the spread of invested funds across multiple opportunities so individual failures have an insignificant effect on return. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll tell you. Lack of robust data analysis While the quality…

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Struggling Families Use Crowd-funding to Finance Funerals

Struggling Families Use Crowd-funding to Finance Funerals

Crowd-funding is now being used to generate funds to pay for funerals which can cost up to $10,000 for a standard ceremony. Traditionally the capital-generating method has been used by small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise funds for a specific project from numerous parties. Some businesses have sold small portions of their assets to multiple funders as an incentive for investors to get involved. There are now several crowd-funding platforms, including Giveforward, DonationTo, and Graceful Goodbye, which offer people the chance to ask potential givers for support But for most crowd-funding projects, the benefit to the creditor is knowing they have contributed to helping a…

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How To Get Random Strangers To Pick Up The Tab For Your Medical Bills

How To Get Random Strangers To Pick Up The Tab For Your Medical Bills

Crowdfunding websites are all the rage these days. Celebrities and entrepreneurs alike have turned to sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to finance their next big idea with micro-donations from the public. But we’re always intrigued to hear stories of people who have found ways to pay for more practical needs as well. Boston newlyweds Patrick and Jessica Kensky were among dozens of spectators injured during April’s tragic Boston marathon bombing. They were lucky to have survived the attack, but both sustained major leg injuries that required amputations just below the knee. They needed hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical treatment in a very short time, so family friends…

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Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

Crowdfunding – Fertility treatment and adoption alternatives

The newest industry to gain momentum via crowdfunding platforms is fertility treatments and adoption. Parents are beginning to test the waters and seriously consider crowdfunding as an effective alternative in getting funds to solve issues with infertilities. It was almost unheard of until 2011 when a couple started a campaign to raise money to support their fertility treatments. The project has successfully raised more than $8,000 and Landon Haley is the first baby born by means of crowdfunding. More and more parents are looking for other ways of getting financial aid when it comes to fertility treatments. One of the many reasons is the ever…

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Woman with breast cancer “humbled” by crowdfunding effort to reduce medical bills

Woman with breast cancer “humbled” by crowdfunding effort to reduce medical bills

(CBS News) Web sites like Kickstarter are becoming a popular way to raise money, for everything from indie films to garage bands. But what about crowdfunding for health care? CBS News recently met one woman, Amelia Coffaro, who is counting on it. The 28-year-old is in the fight of her life. She was diagnosed in February with an aggressive form of inflammatory breast cancer. She started chemotherapy on Valentine’s Day and underwent a double mastectomy less than six weeks later. Dr. Alysandra Lal, a surgical oncologist for Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis., is her surgeon. Lal said, “She is handling this phenomenally well.…

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ThinkAdvisorNASAA Warns of Marijuana-Related Crowdfunding ScamsThinkAdvisorThe North American Securities Administrators Association warned investors Monday to be wary of marijuana-related crowdfunding ventures and other risky or potentially fraudulent schemes that could swindle them o [...]

ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: Lala Anthony Hosts New Series Featuring Female EntrepreneursForbesIt's been proven that funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, and one celebrity is looking to highlight t [...]

Positive.NewsCrowdfunding flower power in WalesPositive.NewsResidents in north Wales decided to act to help a local patch of land flourish. They hope their successful crowdfunding campaign will help them continue restoring this “beautiful meadow”. Locals launched the Gweld y ddôl – Se [...]

The Drinks BusinessBrewdog raises over £26 million from donors in 5th crowdfunding roundThe Drinks BusinessThe company secured £26.2 million from around 50,000 investors in its fifth crowdfunding campaign, bringing its total number of investors close to 94,000. The campaign — which th [...]

Q13 FOXCrowdfunding a castle in FranceQ13 FOXEver dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it'll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western Fra [...]

TechCrunchOn-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfundingTechCrunchNowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million se [...]

Kerala to launch crowdfunding platformThe New Indian ExpressTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government's crowdfunding initiative to rebuild the flood-ravaged state will begin on Tuesday. The implementation of various rebuilding project will be entrusted with credible agencies, appr [...]

India TodayKerala CM launches online crowdfunding platform to rebuild stateIndia TodayKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday (October 16) launched an online platform, seeking the support of people from across the world in rebuilding the state from ruins of the August mega f [...]

American Thinker (blog)Hey, lefties! Remember all that crowdfunding cash you paid to Stormy Daniels?American Thinker (blog)The satisfying conclusion to the rest of us just goes to show that crowdfunding can be more than bribery; it can actually backfire. That seems to be what's h [...]

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