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    What Is a FICO Score?
    While the term "credit score" is used to describe several different scoring methods, the most popular method is the FICO score. According to myFICO.com, 90 percent of lenders use the FICO scoring...Read More
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    How to Get a Personal Loan
    Before you ask yourself how to get a personal loan, ask yourself whether you really want one. There's nothing wrong with some easily manageable debt. But is a personal loan the right choice for you...Read More
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    Guide to Student Grants – How and Where to Find Them
    Figuring out how to pay for college can be a challenge, especially if your parents can't help out financially. Luckily, there are options besides student loans. You may qualify for student grants,...Read More
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    Bad Credit Student Loans: What You Need to Know
    Do you have bad credit? If so, you may think it would be difficult or impossible to get the necessary student loans to help you pay your way through college. Thankfully, that isn't the case. There...Read More
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    Personal Loans With Co-signers: Getting Joint Personal Loans
    Personal loan applicants who want to increase their chances of getting approved (or get better loan terms) can try adding someone to their loan. There are several terms for people who apply for personal...Read More
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    Alternatives to Private Student Loan Forgiveness
    If you're struggling with crippling student loan debt, you're not alone. According to a recent analysis from the Institute of College Access and Success, the average undergrad student faced more than $30,000...Read More
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    Are Bank Loans the Best Option for Personal Loans?
    For a number of reasons, people tend to think of going to a bank when they need a loan, but there are plenty of other options. Specialized, non-bank lenders don't offer the range of other services that...Read More
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    FAFSA Application Guide: 7 Steps to Get Started
    With average student loan debt reaching record heights, getting financial help for school is more important than ever. By filling out a FAFSA application, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid,...Read More
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    How to Apply for a Personal Loan
    When you need money to cover personal expenses, whether it's unmanageable loan payments or an unexpected medical bill, a personal loan could be the answer. It's easy to apply for a loan at a local...Read More