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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.

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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

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Using Credit Card Rewards to Pay Off Student Loans

Pursuing cash back and travel rewards is an easy way to save money on family vacations, fun adventures, and educational…

Holly Johnson
Jan 25, 2019
How to Find the Best Refinance Rates

While mortgage interest rates have been rising in 2018, they’re still near historic lows — so it’s still a good…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Mar 27, 2018
Why I Sometimes Regret Choosing Harvard over Community College

Back in 2008, I was a junior at Harvard University. It was around 10 p.m., and I was heading back…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Nov 19, 2015
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