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2011-05-16 20:31:14

Personal narratives, self-constructed identities improve chances of microloan These days a bad credit score will get you turned away by a bank, but if you tell a good story about that score, you can improve your chances of getting a microloan from a peer-to-peer lender, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Delaware. The researchers found that in peer-to-peer lending, unverifiable information such as personal narratives and explanations affected lending...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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