<a rel="attachment wp-att-1232" href="http://swanklife.com/?attachment_id=1232"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1232" src="http://swanklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/6929565499_c877b5d521_m.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="160" /></a>We saw plenty of debate smiles last week when President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates. While most pundits and citizens gave the performance nod to Romney, we were more taken with how unswank the whole process has become. Ever since the inaugural televised presidential showdown between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, we’ve been subjected to a continuous erosion of quality which consists mostly of the candidates taking turns sticking their thumbs in their ears, waggling fingers, and blowing a big ol’ Bronx cheer in the opponent’s direction.
Every now and then we deviate from the obvious swank factors in life to bring you a little something not everyone else and their brother has already thought about. Here’s a little test. Does the phrase “private money lending” set your heart a-racing and fill every fiber of your body with excitement? No? How about if we told you that some investors were using it to generate returns of over 12% making short-term loans to property rehabbers and house-flippers? Even that additional information might not be enough to make you turn a cartwheel but it’s at least worth your attention for a few moments.