What You Should Know About Personal Loans

When you need extra cash to pay for a home remodeling project or other major expense, a personal loan can be a low cost solution. You can use a personal loan to pay for almost anything.  All you have to do to be approved is meet minimum income and credit standards set by the lender.

Despite their flexibility, personal loans aren’t right for every situation. Before you complete an application, consider the pros and cons.

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How to Find the Right Credit Card for You

If you’re shopping around for a credit card, you’ve probably noticed that there are plenty of options on the market today. Low-interest, balance transfer, rewards, cash back, airline- and hotel-specific cards, retail cards, student cards, business cards … the list is endless. So how do you find the credit card that’s right for you?

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Beware of Fast Cash

Reprinted Courtesy of “It’s a Money Thing

Predatory Lending

Like local car dealerships and personal injury law firms, short-term and payday lenders tend to have the most annoying commercials on TV. They’re often tacky and annoying, and tend to air during daytime talk shows or very late at night. Their promises of “fast cash!”, “guaranteed approval!” and no “credit check required!” are enough to make you change the channel—and yet, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to get your hands on some extra money fast, those commercials might start making sense to you.

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Create a Financial Strategy for Budgeting and Saving

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

If budgeting and saving money seem like difficult tasks to conquer, perhaps the issue is that you’ve not yet created a financial strategy for achieving these goals. Here are some ideas to  improve your savings, and make you a better budgeter, by creating a financial strategy that works for your lifestyle.

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