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Millennials Are Seeking Prenups—and It Might Just Be Worth Considering

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San Francisco Named ‘Fastest Moving’ Real Estate Market in Spring 2015

Where in the U.S. are homes selling the fastest? Look to the San Francisco Bay Area, and you’ll find your answer. According to a recent report, 8 of the 10 fastest-moving real estate markets in the U.S. are located in California. The top three are in the Bay Area.

The report came from Ralph McLaughlin, a housing economist at Trulia, who did an analysis of the fastest-moving real estate markets in the United States. For those of us who live in California, this list may not be a surprise.

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The SoFi Community Offers a Helping Hand to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy first hit the East Coast, our thoughts at SoFi have gone out to all those affected. Much of the devastation is still being realized, and we continue to be saddened by the challenges many face as a result of this terrible storm. Beyond the significant hardship, however, we have been impressed by the resilience of people, the strength of communities, and how both neighbors and strangers can come together in these difficult times.

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VentureBeat Q&A with Mike Cagney

VentureBeat’s Christina Farr recently interviewed Mike in a post titled “SoFi’s CEO: ‘The student loan market is broken. Let’s fix it.'” Mike followed-on with his own post on what SoFi is doing to fix the student loan market. His 3 main points were:

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How SoFi Will Revolutionize the Broken Student Loan Industry

We’ve gotten a lot of attention on the back of our $77 million B-round. Most of this attention has been positive, but there are still a few cynics out there. Notably, some people have asked, “OK – you lower loan rates – but how are you actually disrupting this market and solving the student debt problem?” Fair point, especially given how crappy student loan solutions have been to date – both from the government and private lenders.

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Upgrade Your Grad Plus Loan

Student loans aren’t fun, and they can be confusing. What frustrates us at SoFi is the dogma in the market that students should always exhaust their federal loan options before considering private loans. This can be very bad advice. While we agree that subsidized Direct and Perkins loans are clear no-brainers for students if you are eligible for them, things get more ambiguous with unsubsidized Direct loans and become down right murky with the egregiously burdensome Grad PLUS loan.

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