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Lending Club vs. Upstart: Who Has the Better Personal Loan...

May 19, 2016

Two of the most popular companies in the online lending industry are Lending Club and Upstart. However, while Lending Cl...

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Will My Credit Score Be Negatively Affected If I Apply for...

January 20, 2016

Are you considering a personal loan? Are you worried about how applying for or borrowing a personal loan will affect y...

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What If I Miss a Payment on My Personal Loan? What to Do N...

December 02, 2015

Let's say you've been approved for a personal loan through a local lender of your choice. You agreed with the terms, ra...

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    Millennials and Credit Card Debt [9 Myths That Hold You Back]
    A recent survey asked millennials how they felt about paying off all their credit card debt this year. The responses indicated a real lack of optimism: 25% felt not at all confident 28% felt slightly confident 20% felt mode...
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    What Is the Etiquette About Paying a Fiancé's Debts?
    Experts help engaged couples navigate their financial relationships Should you pay your fiance's debts? Are you obligated to? Is it even a good idea? I have recently come across several advice columns that dealt with the iss...
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    3 Steps to Prepare for an Early Retirement
    Guest Post by Michael Deane No one knows how long they’ll live and thus how much money they’ll need in their retirement. But you must plan anyway, especially if you would like to go into retirement early. Many pe...
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    Trouble with Holiday Season Spending?: A Game Plan Can Help
    A holiday budget. To many, this phrase may seem like an oxymoron — like a jumbo shrimp, a working vacation, or fresh cafeteria food. Holidays and budgets do feel strange for some people, like setting limits on the amou...
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    Should I Get a Credit Card or a Personal Loan?
    Myth or fact: Credit cards and personal loans are practically the same. "Personal loans and opening a new credit card are, at the core, the same concept," begins Brett Holzhauer, credit card writer at FinanceBuzz.com, "you a...
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    Setting Financial Boundaries with Teenagers
    The average teenager spends $2,600 per year. Where is that money coming from? Probably the bank of mom and dad. . . right? According to the 2019 JA Teens Personal Finance Survey, 64 percent of teens depend on gifts for spend...
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    Game Plan: 4 Ways to Ensure That This Personal Loan Is Your Last
    34.3 million. That's the number of U.S. consumers with a personal loan at the end of 2018, according to Experian. According to the same Experian study, there are 36.8 million outstanding personal loan accounts in the United ...
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    The Heartbreak of Personal Loan Rejection: Top 5 Causes and Action Steps
    Personal loans are increasingly popular as a debt consolidation tool. When you have lots of credit card debt, one way to improve your credit and your financial well-being is by taking out a consolidation loan with a lower in...
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    12 Risks to Avoid If You Want to Survive Your First Personal Loan
    "Personal loans have served the general public as useful financial tools for years on end, and that's not likely to end anytime soon," says Sean Messier, Credit Industry Analyst from Credit Card Insider. "But with that said,...
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    Taking Out a Personal Loan to Invest: Pros, Cons, and Other Options
    Guest Post by Natalie Issa A new investment opportunity beckons, but you don't have the cash flow to dip into it. Could a personal loan be the right way to fund the endeavor? "You have to spend money to make money" is a comm...

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