Lending Club Blog

Making Good Use of Upcoming Time Off

For many Americans, the end of the year also means having some time off from work. Whether it’s through company paid holidays or vacation time to travel and be with family, people often have a little more downtime than usual between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In her recent article, Jennifer Openshaw offers a suggestion of how to spend some of that time: read books on personal finance.

She recommended these books in particular:

    “Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich,” by Robert Frank.
    “All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 Make — and Spend — Their Fortunes” by Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan
    “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley and William Danko.
    “The Millionaire Zone: Seven Winning Steps to a Seven Figure Fortune.” By Jennifer Openshaw

I really liked the suggestion to read books on personal finance, even if the author did recommend her own book. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and sources of personal finance information. When I chose to take decisive action on my own personal finance plan, it was through books that I did the majority of my learning. I committed to reading at least two finance or business books a month. That was a practice that I kept up for well over a year. I believe that what I learned has had a major impact on my life.

As we come to the end of another year, we’ll likely take time to reflect on our lives and make resolutions for the coming year. Those looking to improve their investment returns may want to consider P2P loan portfolios through Lending Club. Those who spent a little extra over the holidays might want to request a loan on Lending Club to consolidate their high-interest credit card debt. Whatever you decide to do, by starting a good habit during the year-end downtime, when you have the time to make it successful, you may increase your likelihood of success.

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 at 7:24 am

Comments (1)

  1. Another good use of the time off is to take a
    financial holiday
    and get things in order before the start of

    December 26th, 2007 at 7:38 am


Welcome Home

Lending Club named #5 on Forbes’ Most Promising Companies List

Get ready for tax season with Lending Club’s Tax Form Guide

New Adjusted Return Metric

See more
Lending Club Awards
  • Archives z

Recent Posts

Growing Your Business By Using Capital

Smart small business owners don’t wait to consider borrowing… Read More »
August 19, 2016

9 Reasons to Open an IRA

Retirement: a word that often comes with many connotations.… Read More »
August 5, 2016

6 Reasons to Get a Personal Loan

While it would be great if we all had enough… Read More »
July 29, 2016

Lending Club and the Marketplace Model

Some of our investors have observed the funding environment… Read More »
July 28, 2016

A Recap: Credit Strength on the Lending Club Platform

We are proud of our… Read More »
July 14, 2016

A Message to Investors from our President and Acting CEO

Today, our President and acting… Read More »
May 19, 2016

Lending Club Receives Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Disruptive innovation comes in many… Read More »
April 29, 2016

Lending Club Business Financing Review

One of the biggest challenges of owning a small… Read More »
April 27, 2016

Lending Club partners with Funding Circle and Prosper to launch Marketplace Lending Association

Read More »
April 7, 2016

Lending Club Welcomes Maryland and North Dakota Investors!

We’re now open to retail… Read More »
February 23, 2016


We went public today!

Ringing the bell this morning at the New York… Read More »
December 11, 2014

New and Improved Statistics Page

We recently redesigned our Loan Statistics page to make… Read More »
November 13, 2014

Lending Club Honored with Economist Innovation Award

This month I was honored… Read More »
October 15, 2014

Welcome Vermont Investors!

Today, we’re thrilled to welcome residents of the state… Read More »
September 4, 2014

We filed to go public today

We filed a registration statement with the SEC today… Read More »
August 27, 2014

Our Billion Dollar Quarter

We’re excited to announce  that we’ve facilitated over $5… Read More »
July 8, 2014

Is Lending Club Available in My State?

Is Lending Club available in my state? That is… Read More »
July 7, 2014

Lending Club Joins Senator Cory Booker to Discuss Improving Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Read More »
June 20, 2014

Lending Club Named a CNBC Top 50 Disruptor for a Second Year

For the second year in… Read More »
June 17, 2014

PRIME is now Automated Investing

Lending Club is excited to announce that PRIME has… Read More »
May 14, 2014
View All w