Personal Loans Articles

How do you get a loan to buy a houseboat?
April 6, 2018

If you’re ready to buy a houseboat, read these helpful tips for finding a lender and securing a loan.

How to start and fund a side hustle
January 3, 2018

Think about credit cards, personal loans and associated interest rates if you’re looking to fund a side hustle, a modern form of moonlighting.

What is the purpose of a credit-builder loan?
December 19, 2017

For people with poor credit or no FICO credit score, a credit-builder loan is a safe and inexpensive way to improve their financial profile.

How to finance the costs of adopting a child
August 31, 2017   |   Updated: September 22, 2017

Adopting a child brings a host of emotions to a soon-to-grow family. Reduce the added concern of how to finance the many fees and procedures of the adoption process.

Military personnel: Know your rights about predatory lending
July 11, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

If you’re a military service member or dependent, you should be aware of your legal rights surrounding a variety of short-term loans and credit cards.

How to spot and avoid predatory personal loans
July 7, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Some disreputable companies exploit personal loans, disguising themselves as legitimate lenders or offering products that can hurt consumers.

Should you pay cash or get a personal loan?
June 23, 2017   |   Updated: September 22, 2017

Sometimes a personal loan makes sense or is the only option for your situation. There also are times when it makes logical sense to hold off, save money and avoid the debt. How to decide?

The do’s and don’ts for when you’re falling behind on payments
June 23, 2017   |   Updated: September 22, 2017

You can’t plan for a personal crisis. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, even small crises can bring you up short when it’s time to pay your bills. Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider when you’re falling behind.

How to negotiate and pay off medical debt
June 14, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

You can negotiate a lower medical bill even after receiving care. Learn how to potentially reduce your charges and find the best repayment option for you.

How to finance your wedding
June 12, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Learn about your options for financing a wedding, and where to cut costs without compromising your vision for the celebration.

Financing the stone: engagement ring shopping for beginners
June 12, 2017   |   Updated: September 25, 2017

Thinking of popping the question? Here’s what you need to know about the costs of engagement ring shopping and smart financing options to consider.