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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.
Contrary to what you may think, signing up for a mortgage loan doesn’t mean you’re trapped in that rate or term.
Knowing when to refinance, for instance if rates change or events arise that prevent you from paying as you had planned, can help you understand how to cut your costs or tap into your home’s equity.
By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®
Getting a home loan can be a confusing process. You have to decide whether to get a fixed rate mortgage or an adjustable rate loan. You’ll want to shop around and qualify for the best loan rates and terms. And when you’re signing on the dotted line for one of the biggest purchases of your life, you naturally want to fully understand everything. So one way to make the home loan process easier is to understand some important lingo you might hear from experts in the mortgage industry.
Who wouldn’t want to finance a car at 0% interest? It has the potential to save you a lot of money over the life of the loan, right?
That’s what auto dealerships count on. It’s one of the best ways they have to get you into a new car, according to a J.D. Power Dealer Finance Study.
After moving to Orange County in 1985, Casandra C., a teacher then principal, wanted to find a financial institution that was more local to her new home than her bank in North Carolina.
Reta and Tim C. joined the Credit Union in 2010, on the recommendation of Reta’s mother who is a school employee Member.
Elementary school teacher Christine C. called SchoolsFirst FCU with a question about her checking account—by the end of the call she saved money by refinancing her car.
Mention the word “refinance” and you probably think mortgage. And paperwork and hassle. Yes, refinancing your mortgage can mean both. But refinancing your car loan, not necessarily. By reducing your interest rate, you could save on your monthly payment and over the life of your loan, save thousands. And it’s easy!