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How to Spot Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

After completing college, you may feel overburdened by your student loan costs, but don’t fall victim to student loan forgiveness scams that offer false promises

12.21.16
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Microloans: Small Loans for Small Businesses

Microloans and microcredit are a form of business funding that many people often associate with developing countries and particularly impoverished and disenfranchised populations. That may

12.19.16
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Can I Pay My Auto Loan With a Credit Card?

Can you pay your auto loan with a credit card? Well, yes… technically you can. Most lenders won’t allow you to use a credit card to pay

12.16.16
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Why Do You Need a Down Payment, Anyway?

When it comes to navigating through life, there are certain financial traditions and transactions that are difficult to avoid – among them paying taxes annually,

12.15.16
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What is a Conventional Loan?

A home is the largest purchase most people ever make. To underscore the importance even further, let’s not forget that most people end up paying

12.11.16
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How Big Should My Down Payment on a Car Be?

Reader Jimmie wrote in with a good question about the ideal down payment on a car: I’m going to buy a new car in several

12.10.16
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Opening a Restaurant? Here’s How to Get Financing

Who among us hasn’t at least flirted with the dream of owning a restaurant at some point? If you’re beyond daydreaming and you’ve decided to

12.06.16
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How to Take Out Student Loans Without a Cosigner

You want to take out a student loan, but without using a cosigner. While that’s not ideal, it’s certainly understandable. Sure, getting your parents or a

12.02.16
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LoanDepot Review

LoanDepot is becoming a powerful force in the industry, offering competitive personal and home loans to rival even the biggest banks. is the fifth-largest mortgage

12.02.16
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Spotloan Review

Spotloan’s high interest rates are comparable to payday lenders’, so it’s best to borrow elsewhere. Whatever says to the contrary, it has a lot in

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Quick Ways to Borrow Money

Maybe your car has broken down or you need emergency medical treatment. Whatever the reason, sometimes you just need to borrow money, and you need

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What Are My Student Loan Repayment Options?

Graduating from college takes determination, hard work, and fortitude — but so does paying for your education. Picking the right student loan repayment option is

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A Loan to Build a Dream On: Where to Find Small Business Funding

You want to start a business. And you have more than a wisp of an idea. You know what you’re selling, and how you’re selling

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Four Strategies to Stay Sane While Battling a Student Loan

The most surprising part about paying off my student loan has been the mental anguish it causes. I get sad thinking about how much money

11.26.16
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Can a CD Loan Help You Build Credit or Tap Emergency Cash?

Here’s an approach to establishing, building, or repairing credit that few people are likely aware of: a CD loan. More specifically, the process usually involves

11.22.16
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Lending Club Review

Lending Club offers personal loans up to $40,000 at reasonable rates, but its strict credit requirements may put it out of reach for some borrowers.

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A No Credit Check Loan Is a Terrible Idea – Here Are Some Better Options

You’ve been offered a loan with no credit check required. If you’ve got bad credit, that’s great news, right? Wrong. In fact, it means you’re being

11.18.16
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Best Long-Term Business Loans of 2017

The best long-term business loans will provide the most flexible repayment terms possible, along with a reasonable interest rate. That means terms of at least

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