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  • Personal loans and debt consolidation
    Every day millions of Americans juggle multiple credit card payments and other debt. Many of these people have given up hope of ever getting out of debt. But instead of throwing in the towel, look for tools that can help get creditors off your back. Used the right way, a personal loan could speed up your debt reduction strategy.
    [April 29th, 2011]
  • Arm yourself against debt relief scams
    If you are relying too much on payday loans, this could be a red flag that you must get out of debt.
    [April 29th, 2011]
  • Should you consider a cash-in refinance?
    Many homeowners are deciding to bring cash to closing when refinancing. Is this something you should consider?
    [April 28th, 2011]
  • Mortgage rates and your credit score
    While everyone wishes they had a perfect credit score and have never had a minute of financial trouble, in reality, most people have experienced difficulty with money at one time or another.
    [April 27th, 2011]
  • Auto loans: greedy dealers’ scams getting worse? Part one
    The Center for Responsible Lending published a new report last week that exposed some of the worsening scandals surrounding auto loans arranged by dealers. The message is clear: arm yourself with competitive quotes for auto loans before you go anywhere near a dealer's lot.
    [April 25th, 2011]
  • Payday loan alternative available in Pennsylvania
    A short-term payday loan often seems to be the only option available to consumers when they have a bill to pay and lack the funds to pay it. Credit unions in Pennsylvania have developed an alternative that can save money for interest payments and help borrowers get their finances in better shape.
    [April 22nd, 2011]
  • No credit check personal loans have high interest
    You've probably seen ads for personal loans that don't require a credit check. But don't fall for this gimmick. The fact is that most lenders require a credit check when you apply for a loan. If a lender doesn't review your credit score, it is probably a payday lender or other type of high-interest lender.
    [April 21st, 2011]
  • HUD launches campaign to educate consumers about mortgage fraud
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development has a new campaign to help consumers avoid becoming victims of mortgage fraud.
    [April 20th, 2011]
  • Cheap auto loans continue to accelerate
    The auto loan industry continues to perform like a muscle car on NOx. Total lending to car buyers is still accelerating. Interest rates remain at or near record lows. And availability to subprime borrowers is as high as it's been for years.
    [April 18th, 2011]
  • What to do when you cannot repay your payday loans
    While the occasional payday loan can be a lifesaver in an emergency, some payday loan borrowers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being unable to repay their payday loans. If your payday loan lender is a member of the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), you may have the option of extending payments.
    [April 15th, 2011]
  • Cheap loans on increase as auto lenders propel new and used car markets
    Increased competition means cheaper loans for most car buyers.
    [April 11th, 2011]
  • Reduce your debt and relying on payday loans
    While borrowing a payday loan in an emergency can sometimes be necessary, using too many payday loans can be an indication that you have too much debt and not enough savings.
    [April 8th, 2011]
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