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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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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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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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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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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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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...
Paying Back School Loans

How to Defer Your Student Loans – 5 Options to Extend...

When I was in college, every semester I received a check from the federal government for text books and living expenses (read: beer). I...
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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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Why You Should Stay Far Away From Tax Refund Anticipation Loans...

In recent years, all kinds of industries have jumped on the IRS tax refund bandwagon.  More than half of Americans are issued refunds after...
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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,...
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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...
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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – How to Avoid Paying...

If you look at your monthly mortgage statement and see a line for "PMI," you're paying for private mortgage insurance. It probably costs you...