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Just made a deal for a new 2003 Acura RSX


Here's the annoying part: my credit score is great, but I have only been in the US for 17 months. My history is thus not "well enough established' that many lenders will "take a chance" on lending me at an interest rate approaching anything reasonable...try 11.95% in this economic climate--no thanks.

Then, on the other hand, I have a friend who was in the US for a month before getting a loan with a pretty good APR. After a month, the credit reporting agencies haven't even had time to start populating your credit history.

Inconsistencies like that annoy me.

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Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

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