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  • Skip the cash advance; get a personal loan

    A cash advance on your credit card can get you convenient access to funds, but you’ll pay a higher interest rate than you would when purchasing something with your credit card.

    2 min read Feb 26, 2016
  • Quicken gets into personal loans

    On Feb. 2, the parent company of Quicken, Rock Holdings Inc., announced the launch of RocketLoans, an online service offering personal loans of up to $35,000. That includes loans for things like home improvements, [...]

    1 min read Feb 17, 2016
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    Does debt consolidation hurt credit?

    You’ll need a financial plan in place, otherwise debt consolidation may be bad for your credit score in the long run. Here’s what you need to know.

    6 min read Feb 11, 2016
  • The origination costs of personal loans

    Loan origination isn’t free, even when there are no upfront fees. When you take out a personal loan you’re paying the expense involved with loan origination.

    1 min read Feb 04, 2016
  • What can a personal loan do for you?

    Debt consolidation, home improvements and major purchases are the top reasons people choose personal loans. Others include financing a vacation, paying your taxes or paying for medical expenses.

    1 min read Jan 29, 2016
  • Cruz failed to report campaign loans

    According to CNN Politics, Sen. Ted Cruz took out 2 unreported personal loans while running for the Texas Republican primary — 1 from Goldman Sachs and a 2nd from Citibank.

    1 min read Jan 22, 2016
  • New York starts paying student loan debt

    New York state recently started offering a loan forgiveness program that provides up to 24 months of relief for federal student loan debt.

    2 min read Jan 06, 2016
  • How to buy stock to give as a gift

    Would you rather get a useless trinket or a small stake in your favorite brand? Two services let consumers easily give stock as a gift with just a few clicks.

    2 min read Oct 22, 2015
  • Credit report complaints abound

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says credit report complaints to the agency increased 56% between June and July.

    1 min read Sep 02, 2015
  • Older man helps young man using tablet

    Should you pay off car loan or credit card?

    It’s usually better to put extra money towards your credit cards instead of your car loan, as cards usually charge more interest and have more volatile rates.

    4 min read Sep 08, 2008
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