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4 Student Loan Mistakes Parents Make
9 months ago

4 Student Loan Mistakes Parents Make

By  •  Family, Loans

With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, student loans are putting Americans farther and farther into debt. While most of that can be blamed on the price of college going …
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3 Times Paying Your Debt Early Isn’t Smart
10 months ago

3 Times Paying Your Debt Early Isn’t Smart

It’s the age old question: Should you pay off loans early? Whether it’s a mortgage, a student loan or a car loan, paying off your debt early can give you …
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How Does LendUp Work?
10 months ago

How Does LendUp Work?

Reader Question: I keep getting scammed by these payday loan guys and I heard that this new one called LendUp is better. Have you heard of them, do you know …
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What Is Kabbage?
11 months ago

What Is Kabbage?

Reader Question: I keep hearing about this new online loan thing Kabbage. What is it? Can I get a loan from them? Is it safe?

Answer: Kabbage, one of the …
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Prosper or Lending Club: Which Is Better for Peer-to-Peer Loans?
11 months ago

Prosper or Lending Club: Which Is Better for Peer-to-Peer Loans?

One of the most popular crowdfunding products right now is peer-t0-peer loans. Basically, these online companies allow you to apply for a loan online and then allow individual investors — …
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The Pros and Cons of Personal Loans
11 months ago

The Pros and Cons of Personal Loans

By  •  Loans

We’ve all seen ads for personal loans and even received promotions in the mail, claiming low interest rates and quick cash flow. So are personal loan options too good to …
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How to Qualify for the Lowest Mortgage Rates
11 months ago

How to Qualify for the Lowest Mortgage Rates

It’s extremely hard to get a mortgage without maintaining a good credit score. However, even without a spotless payment history, there are creative methods to get the lowest possible interest …
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5 Ways to Pay When You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund
12 months ago

5 Ways to Pay When You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund

Emergencies have ways of cropping up when we’re least-equipped to cope with them, and personal crises often come with big price tags. If you don’t have a rainy-day savings …
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Downpayment Options for First-Time Home Buyers
1 year ago

Downpayment Options for First-Time Home Buyers

Are you considering purchasing a home? The downpayment on a first home is usually the biggest obstacle for homebuyers due to the fact that it is difficult to come up …
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Should you Consolidate Your Student Loans?
1 year ago

Should you Consolidate Your Student Loans?

By  •  Students, Loans

If you have student loans, then you have probably heard countless people tell you to consolidate. In most cases, this is sound advice that can save you money. Before …
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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing Your Mortgage
1 year ago

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing Your Mortgage

By  •  Mortgage, Loans

Refinancing a mortgage is exciting and a great idea, right? It can lower the interest rate and drop the loan term down a few years, even possibly by a whole …
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Are Hybrids Worth the Extra Money?
2 years ago

Are Hybrids Worth the Extra Money?

If you’re in the market for a new car, you’ve probably noticed that almost every major automaker now offers a hybrid option. These vehicles save money on gasoline, but they …
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Is it Smart to Consolidate your Student Loans?
2 years ago

Is it Smart to Consolidate your Student Loans?

By  •  Students, Loans

Have you recently graduated, or plan to graduate this spring? Unsure if consolidating your student loans is a smart option for your financial situation? Have more than one student loan? …
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