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Personal loans and co-borrowers

Some online lenders may not allow joint applicants on personal loans. Here's why. Read more

Personal loan rates fall

Our survey finds rates at their lowest in 2016, even as online lenders boost rates. Read more

Personal loan vs. store financing

Weigh these factors when choosing between a personal loan and store financing for a big purchase. Read more

A personal loan as credit booster

A personal loan can help, but there are cheaper ways to bolster your credit score. Read more

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Tap personal loan to buy used car

You can buy a used car with an auto loan. Here's when a personal loan is better. Read more

Bon voyage with a personal loan

An unsecured loan can help you buy that boat, go on a safari or travel around the world. Read more

3 offbeat uses for a personal loan

Most personal loans are used to consolidate debt. But these people had other plans. Read more

Reason for loan won't affect rate

Why you're seeking a personal loan doesn't dictate the interest rate. These factors do. Read more

7 red flags of peer-to-peer loans

Steer clear if you notice these warning signs when considering P2P lending. Read more

3 places to get a personal loan

Your credit score could determine the type of lender you should choose for a personal loan. Read more

Personal lenders' quirky scoring

Peer-to-peer lenders have their own criteria for loans. See what that means for borrowers. Read more

Secured vs. unsecured loans

Here are fundamental differences between secured and unsecured personal loans. Read more

Get loan with a low credit score

You still can snag a personal loan when your credit score stinks. Here's how. Read more

Personal loans in high demand

Low rates and a strong job market help drive demand for these loans. Read more

Comparing loans won't hurt credit

Here's when shopping for a personal loan affects your credit, and when it won't. Read more

Personal loan for a horse? Easy now

Tighten the reins before you race to get a personal loan for a horse. There are pitfalls. Read more

Getting a personal loan is easy

You don't need perfect credit to get a personal loan. Here's what you need to know.  Read more

Personal loan partnership emerges

A bank and a marketplace lender are teaming up. This could mean greater access to loans. Read more

Find the right personal loan

There are some big differences among personal loan lenders. Find one that's suited to you. Read more

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Widow struggles to keep up with monthly debt

Dear Senior Living Adviser, Is there any hope for this widow of 83 who has a mortgage with monthly debt of $785 and monthly income of only $1,900? I have $6,500 in an emergency fund but that is all I have.