August 2008PART 16: Smart borrowingLoans can help you get ahead. But if not used judiciously, they can also help you fall behind.OverviewThe cost of borrowing from your 401(k)Borrowing terms improve for college studentsHow to get the best rates on various loansAre reverse mortgages a big rip-off?All about conventional, FHA, VA mortgagesTake actionComparing loan options for big-ticket items7 brainless borrowing behaviorsHow to be a savvy credit cardholder10 dos and don'ts for borrowing moneyBorrowing from family, friendsConsumers share bad lender experiencesSpotlightChris Farrell on consumer loansAlan Corey made a million using loansEllen Frank, Ph.D.: Policies favor the richPollPoll: Americans oblivious to their mortgagesTools & resourcesWork sheets, video clips, glossary and more Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18Series 3: Growth opportunties Series 1: Essentials advertisementRelated Links:7 brainless borrowing behaviors10 do's and don'ts for borrowing moneyBorrowing from friends, family: riskyRelated Articles:Student loan shoppingDoes good behavior pay?Get the best loan rates
Loans can help you get ahead. But if not used judiciously, they can also help you fall behind.
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