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Upside Down Car Crash

How to Get Out of an Upside Down Car Loan With...

In the housing industry, it's called "negative equity." In the automotive industry it's called being "upside down." In both cases, it means the same...
Should Not Lend Money Friends Family

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Lend Money to Friends &...

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be." These famous words came from Polonius, Shakespeare's chief counselor to King Claudius in Hamlet. As Polonius gives some fatherly advice...
Home Construction Loan

What Is a Home Construction Loan – Process & How to...

Building your own house can be a wonderful and fun experience - but it can also be a long and expensive process. However, most...
Lending Money Family Friends

9 Tips for Lending Money to Family & Friends

Lending money to loved ones is often a bad idea because it puts your relationship in jeopardy. But when someone you love is in a...
Cosigning Loan Reasons Risks

Cosigning a Loan – Understanding the Reasons & Risks

There's no denying the benefits of having a high credit score. It allows you to be eligible for credit cards, auto loans, mortgage loans,...
6 Tips Home Mortgage Loan Approval

6 Tips to Get Approved for a Home Mortgage Loan

Some people don't know the first thing about getting a mortgage loan. They hear reports of dropping interest rates and lower home prices and...
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – Program Eligibility & How to...

My wife graduated from medical school with more than $300,000 in student loans to her name. During her three-year residency, some of that debt sat...
Home Seller Pays Closing Cost

How to Get a Seller to Pay Closing Costs When Buying...

Buying a house isn't cheap, and cash flow and income problems can result in a missed opportunity to buy your own place. Plus, getting...
Payday Loans Work

How Payday Loans Work – Biggest Dangers & 14 Better Alternatives

According to a survey by Bankrate, roughly 25% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. The money they make just barely covers their day-to-day expenses,...
Pay Off Car Loan Early

How to Pay Off Your Car Loan Early

Like most everyone, I hate debt, and the thought of paying off a car loan for a number of years has always left a bad...
Lending Money Rolled Up Cash Shark Predatory

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,...
Personal Loans Pros Cons

What Is a Personal Loan – Pros & Cons of Getting...

The Lopez family was excited about finally getting to remodel their kitchen, something they'd been wanting to do for over a year. However, their excitement...