Loans Blog

Whether you want to consolidate your high-interest credit card debt or borrow money for a car, taking out a loan is an exciting opportunity — and a big financial commitment. Browse our extensive archives to learn how to use loans to your achieve your financial goals, how to qualify for the best interest rates, and what to look for in a reputable lender.

Featured Articles

How and Where to Get a Personal Loan

Here\'s how and where to get a personal loan -- a borrowing tool with fixed rates and payments that, unlike…

Nicholas Pell
Mar 8, 2019
When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a Personal Loan

Deciding whether to take out a personal loan is a “personal” decision, but it’s also one that’s rife with risk.…

Holly Johnson
Mar 20, 2019
What’s the Difference Between a Secured Personal Loan and an Unsecured Loan?

Before you take out a personal loan, you should know there are two main types – secured and unsecured. With…

Holly Johnson
Mar 20, 2019

Most Recent Articles

Is This Your Last Chance to Refinance?

If you follow any sort of financial news, it’s hard to escape buzz about interest rates. After intense scrutiny from…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Dec 13, 2017
Google and The Simple Dollar Team Up on Expert Answers

I’m super excited to announce that The Simple Dollar is one of the partners Google has selected to be a…

Michael Gardon
Michael Gardon
Dec 13, 2017
Why Aren’t Car Loans More Regulated?

By Peter Miller Auto debt has become a trillion-dollar industry, yet it’s a form of financing largely exempt from government…

TSD Contributor
Mar 13, 2019
What Is a Reverse Mortgage and How Does It Work?

Perhaps it took decades of mortgage payments, but you’ve achieved what’s still a dream for many: Homeownership (or, at least,…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Dec 13, 2017
Interest-Only Mortgages Are Making a Comeback

By Peter Miller Interest-only mortgages are back, a return which many people will likely regard with some anxiety. After all, weren’t…

TSD Contributor
Dec 13, 2017
How Bank ‘Buffers’ Can Make or Break Your Mortgage Application

By Peter Miller If you’ve got your mortgage application figured down to the penny, you may want to haul out…

TSD Contributor
Jul 20, 2015