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What Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – Filing Rules & Information

Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can stop creditor harassment, runaway interest rates and fees, and can provide you with a structured plan for paying...
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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,...
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Cosigning for a Student Loan – Risks to Consider

In the United States, it may seem impossible to be a student without student loans. Even state college tuition can costs tens of thousands...
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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...
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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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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 Happens If You Default on Federal Student Loans – Tips...

Defaulting on any form of student loan, whether private or federal, is a nightmare. But when it happens with federal loans, Uncle Sam is...
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Understanding Federal Student Loans – Types, Repayment & Deferment

Each year, millions of Americans enroll to take courses of higher learning from post-secondary educational institutions. However, the majority do not have the funds...
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What Is a Balloon Payment Mortgage?

Mortgages come in many different varieties and if your situation is unusual, you may be best served by an unusual type of mortgage. One of...
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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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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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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,...