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5 Things to Do Next After Paying Off Your Student Loan...

I graduated with an MFA in 2008 and about $37,000 in debt from my master’s and undergrad programs combined. For the next few years,...
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Vacation Loans: Should You Get a Personal Loan to Finance Your...

Another workday afternoon is crawling along when your phone chimes a most welcome interruption. It's your closest friend announcing by group text the details...
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Consolidating vs. Refinancing Your Student Loans – Which Is Better?

No matter where you went to college, one thing most graduates have in common is a significant amount of student loan debt. In 2017,...
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Loan Shark Prevention Act – What It Is and How It...

A 2018 study by Northwestern Mutual revealed some sobering statistics on consumer debt in America. It found that the average American has $38,000 in debt, and that...
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What Is the Current Prime Interest Rate & How It’s Calculated...

Suppose you want to borrow some money for a home improvement project. As you look at the terms for different types of loans, including...
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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan to Fund Your Wedding?

According to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study, the average U.S. wedding cost $33,931 in 2018. By comparison, the U.S. median household income was $61,372...
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Should You Get a Personal Loan for Home Improvement or Renovation?

Ever since you stepped across the threshold at the first open house, you've been in love with your cozy, turn-of-the-20th-century Craftsman. Your spouse loves...
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Should You Lower Your Monthly Student Loan Payments?

Your potential lifetime earnings as a college graduate can far outweigh your total student loan debt. It’s just about finding the best ways for you to manage this debt and offload it as quickly as possible. Are you struggling to make your student loan payments? Find out ways you can lower your monthly payments to an amount that you can afford.
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Qualifying for a Personal Loan – How Lenders Determine Your Eligibility

You've considered the pros and cons of personal loans and decided a personal loan is right for you. But before you begin the personal loan application...
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Hard Money Loans for Renovations in Real Estate – Should You...

Depending on who you ask, hard money loans are either the easiest and best source of funding for real estate investors or nightmare loans...
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How to Spot & Avoid Predatory Lending (& What to Do...

When the Robinsons decided to refinance their mortgage, a local bank offered them a tempting deal with low payments they could easily afford. However,...
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7 Reasons to Get a Personal Loan – Benefits & Things...

Despite what you might hear from certain corners of the personal finance realm, debt is not the root of all evil.Financially responsible folks use...