Can you believe someone was able to borrow money online to buy basketball trading cards? Not just any card, but a Michael Jordan rookie card that could be worth six figures! While millions of people have borrowed money online to buy a house or condo, we found a social worker from New Mexico who used financing to finish paying off her yurt!
These wacky loan requests were both fielded by the online lender LightStream, which has lent money to good-credit borrowers for all kinds of reasons without any collateral. Among the oddest requests they have fulfilled:
MoneyTips doesn't recommend taking out a loan to take a vacation, but many people have done just that. A Tennessee resident borrowed $5,000 from LightStream to "take my mom on a two-week vacation," while a loan from Oklahoma for $10,000 was funded for "a Homeland birth tour for our daughter."
Weddings are expensive, so many people choose to borrow money to pay for them. But one couple took out a $10,000 loan to help pay for "two weddings: one for a son; one for a daughter." Timing is everything. A Florida couple received $25,000 for a "marriage vow renewal, and a new kitchen." Did the vows say, "I promise to honor, obey, and saut"? And a Tennessee man took out a $6,000 loan to pay for his son's divorce! We hope it was worth it.
Says LightStream spokesperson Julie Olian, "Clearly, we see that when LightStream offers loans for practically any purpose, people get loans for practically anything, touching all areas of family life, fun and financial well-being." They've certainly proved that!
If you have an odd request for funds, contact LightStream. If your request is wacky enough, it may appear in an upcoming article!
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