Loans

Using Cash Advances Properly

Thursday, July 26th, 2020

Payday loans are a great way to help out when you are in a financial bind and need money quickly for various expenses.

Stafford Student Loans

Wednesday, May 30th, 2020

Stafford loans are part of the FFELP (Federal Family Education Loan Program) established by Congress in 1965 to supply financial aid to students. Originally intended to cover those ‘in need’ where the quotes indicate that the definition was somewhat loose even then, it rapidly expanded. Today, Stafford loans provide over 90% of the more than $50 billion dollars distributed every year within the various FFELP categories.

PLUS Student Loans

Monday, May 21st, 2020

With the rising cost of education over the past few decades, reliance on traditional Stafford loans has often failed to cover even the majority of expenses. The PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) loan program was designed to close that gap.

No Credit Loans

Friday, May 11th, 2020

Having a poor credit history is never an advantage. Fortunately for students and their parents, though, there are a number of loan and aid packages that don’t look at credit status at all. Several Federal loans consider only need or other factors, and ignore any credit history entirely, good or bad.

Private Student Loans

Monday, May 7th, 2020

Many of the common Federal student loan programs require no credit check and provide substantial sums for financial aid. Unsubsidized loans, in which any interest accrued while the student is in school making satisfactory progress, are among the most desirable.

Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2020

Obtaining student aid can be more complicated than playing the stock market. There are literally hundreds of possible scholarships, loan programs and other forms of assistance. But for the overwhelming majority a Federal student loan program is the most likely source of funds to help pay for school.

Student Loans

Tuesday, March 20th, 2020

There are not many areas of credit that are as complicated as student loans are. This is because there are many types of student loans, lots of terms, complicated conditions and fine print. In order to make the best long-term choice for your educational funding, you are going to need to study those options.

Re-Financing with Shorter Loan Terms

Wednesday, October 4th, 2019

For some homeowners there is the possibility of making a sound re-financing decision even when interest rates are stagnant, the homeowner does not have a great amount of equity in the home and the homeowner’s credit score has not increased significantly.

Re-Financing with a Line of Credit Loan

Wednesday, October 4th, 2019

Some homeowners might consider re-financing with a home equity line of credit as opposed to a traditional loan. This article will briefly cover each of these topics to give the homeowner some useful information which may help them decide whether or not a home equity line of credit is ideal in their re-financing situation.

Credit Card Debt Consolidation

Tuesday, April 18th, 2019

It is all too easy for us to get into debt over our heads, especially when it comes to credit cards. This article focuses on the importance of consolidating, and eliminating credit card debt and becoming debt free.

Things to Consider Before Cosigning a Loan

Sunday, April 16th, 2019

Chances are good that at some point in your life you will be asked to cosign a loan. It is important to understand just what responsibilities such an action entails, and to know what you are getting into before signing on the dotted line.

How to Become a Smart Borrower: Part 2

Sunday, March 19th, 2019

How to use loans wisely, part 2.

How to Become a Smart Borrower: Part 1

Saturday, March 18th, 2019

How to use loans wisely.

Why No Equity Mortgage Loans Can Be Dangerous

Friday, March 17th, 2019

It seems that no money down loans, and even 125% loan to value (LTV) loans are all the rage these days in the world of mortgages and home refinancing. These loans can be dangerous, however, and it is important to look at both the potential benefits and the potential pitfalls of this unique form of financing.

Interest Only Loans

Saturday, March 4th, 2019

You’ve heard the old saying, “If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is?” Is that true for interest only loans?

Payday Loans

Saturday, January 28th, 2019

With the current rise in consumer spending seeming to to be in an ever-escalating spiral, the need for all types of credit is increasing exponentially. While for most of this is in the form of credit cards, auto loans and personal finance, there are also some less formal types of loans, that are popular among people trying to borrow small amounts on a shorter timescale. One of the most popular of these short-term loans are payday loans.

Understanding the Reverse Loan Mortgage

Friday, January 13th, 2019

A reverse loan mortgage is a loan taken out, using your home as collateral, that requires no repayment for as long as the owner lives in the house. This mortgage is a wonderful option for elderly homeowners that require work done on their home or would simply like to have a little cash in their pocket.

Why You Should Be Wary of Refund Anticipation Loans

Wednesday, December 28th, 2018

As tax season approaches, the ads for those refund anticipation loans become all the more frequent. While the promise of fast cash is always alluring, especially right after the holiday season, it is important to exercise caution before signing on the dotted line.

Is a Home Equity Loan Right for Me?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2018

Increasing home prices have led more and more people to consider tapping the equity in their homes. While home equity loans can be a good idea, it is important to know that they are not appropriate in all situations.

Debt Consolidation Loans in the U.K.

Sunday, December 18th, 2018

The accumulation of debt in the U.K is soaring and more and more people are choosing debt consolidation as a way to escape the crushing burden of credit card debt. This article explains how these loans work and provides some advice relative to applying for one.