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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...
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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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When Should I Refinance My Mortgage Loan?

Refinancing your mortgage can be a money-saving move, but not in every situation. Since there are costs associated with all refinances, sometimes getting a...
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15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage – Comparison, Pros & Cons

There is no shortage of decisions to be made when applying for a new mortgage loan. You have to select a lender and decide...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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16 Ways to Reduce & Avoid Overwhelming College Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt can be an albatross around the neck of recent graduates. Although the number of students with debt didn't increase by much between...
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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...
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What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) – How...

Suppose you're a homeowner with a hideous master bathroom. You'd like to remodel, but you don't see how you can afford it. According to HomeAdvisor,...
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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,...