Vive Tanta

A blogger larger than life has died after a two year battle with ovarian cancer. We will miss you, Tanta. 

Tanta, who blogged at Calculated Risk, taught me quite a bit about the other side of mortgage lending; securitization, the secondary market, auditing, and mortgage humor.  I asked Tanta once if I could distribute something she wrote to my students.  She gave me carte blanche to distribute anything she had written, for educational purposes. Tanta was widely read and quoted by people such as Dr. Paul Krugman and the Federal Reserve. From CR:

Even researchers at the Federal Reserve referenced Tanta’s work: From Adam Ashcraft and Til Schuermann: Understanding the Securitization of Subprime Mortgage Credit, credit on page 13:

Several point raised in this section were first raised in a 20 February 2007 post on the blog entitled “Mortgage Servicing for Ubernerds.

20 thoughts on “Vive Tanta

  1. “I wonder if she has any idea of how many lives she touched while on this earth?”

    I suspect not Rhonda. I don’t think most people realize how many they touch. Last I looked, there were close to 1,200 comments on the Calculated Risk post.

  2. I think this must make every woman reflect on how deadly ovarian cancer can be. There are literally very few early stage symptoms. I noticed that now the Wall St Journal has mentioned her passing and there was also something on NPR tonight.

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