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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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Eight Common Myths About the FAFSA, Busted

Whether you’re heading off to college straight from high school or you’re a nontraditional student getting a new degree, it’s…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Jan 24, 2019
Why No One Should Get an 84-Month Auto Loan (Ever)

Experian’s quarterly “State of the Automotive Finance Market” report gets worse each time I read it, and the third-quarter summary for…

Holly Johnson
Nov 13, 2019
The Simple Dollar Guide to Auto Loans

Getting an auto loan isn’t as tricky as securing a mortgage since the lending criteria are a bit more flexible.…

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Aug 14, 2019
Veteran’s Guide to Funding Home Modifications

VA loans help veterans and service members obtain home financing with no down payment and no mortgage insurance requirements.

Saundra Latham
Saundra Latham
Jan 21, 2020
Housing for People with Disabilities

A comprehensive overview of resources and opportunities to help disabled consumers overcome the financial challenges that stand between them and…

Barry Bridges
Feb 7, 2020
10 Worst States for Student Loan Debt

Time and again, statistics show that a college degree is a good investment. College graduates make more money cumulatively, studies…

Holly Johnson
Feb 20, 2020