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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...
Private Mortgage Insurance

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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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,...
Reduce Avoid Student Loan Debt

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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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...
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...
Va Home Loan Mortgage Eligibility Benefits

What Is a VA Home Loan – Mortgage Eligibility, Benefits &...

It's a big decision to join the military. Members of the Armed Forces face a slew of risks to their physical safety and psychological...
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 Equity Line Credit Heloc

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,...
Student Loan Repayment

6 Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness Programs You May Qualify For

Student loan debt can be overwhelming, especially for graduates who enter industries that end up not paying all that well. If you find yourself...
Fha Streamline Refinance Guidelines

What Is an FHA Streamline Refinance – Guidelines, Pros & Cons

If you have an FHA-insured mortgage on your home, you may have the opportunity to refinance with an FHA streamline refinance. While the hype surrounding...
Buying Car Cash

6 Reasons to Buy a Car with Cash and Avoid Car...

Do Americans love their cars too much? Even as a car lover myself, I would argue yes. There is no other explanation for our...