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Wedding Money Calculator

Should You Take Out a Personal Loan to Fund Your Wedding?

According to The Knot 2019 Real Weddings Study, the average U.S. wedding cost $33,900 in 2019, including the engagement ring. By comparison, the U.S....
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Should You Get a Personal Loan to Pay Medical Bills?

Medical expenses push many thousands of ailing or injured Americans and their families into serious debt each year. According to TransUnion, 68% of patients...
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9 Factors That Affect Your Personal Loan Interest Rate

You've decided on a legitimate reason to get a personal loan and determined that you're probably eligible to apply. You're now ready to begin the next phase...
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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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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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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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Debt Settlement Negotiation – Do-It-Yourself Guide to Beat the Creditors

When it comes to debt, it’s easy to get in over your head. Like a snowball growing ever larger as it rolls down a hill, debts can quickly pile up into a mountain that’s beyond your ability to pay. One way to escape this situation is debt settlement. But it pays to know how it works first.
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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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5 Things to Do Next After Paying Off Your Student Loan...

I graduated with an MFA in 2008 and a loan balance of around $37,000 from my master's and undergrad programs combined. For the next...
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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...
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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...