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P2P Lending: Are Lending Club & Prosper Loans a Scam?

Peer to peer lending and borrowing has occurred since the beginning of time.  However, it wasn’t always done efficiently, and borrowing from complete strangers was difficult.  P2P lending companies such as Lending Club and Prosper now exist to help solve these problems, but many consumers seem to wonder whether Lending Club and Prosper loans are a scam. [...]

Federal Student Loan Essentials

Federal Student Loan Essentials

This is the third of a four part article series on student loans.  This article covers federal student loan basics.  Other articles cover an introduction to student loans, private student loans, and choosing between federal and private loans. If you are thinking of taking out a federal student loan, it's important to understand how they [...]

Private Student Loans

Private Student Loans

This is the second of a four article series on student loans.  This article covers private student loans.  The other articles cover the following topics: introduction to student loans, federal student loans, and choosing between federal and private loans. If you must take out student loans, it’s important to understand your options so that you can borrow [...]

An Introduction to Student Loans

An Introduction to Student Loans

This is the first of a four article series on student loans.  The other articles will cover private student loans, federal student loans, and choosing between private and federal loans. An education can be a very worthwhile investment in a student’s future and a very wise choice.  Studies have shown that as education goes up, [...]

Consumer Loans: Consumer Debt Basics

Consumer Loans: Consumer Debt Basics

Consumer loans and debt result from the purchase of goods on credit that are consumable and that tend to decrease in value over time.  Using consumer debt and loans unwisely can ruin your credit and cause you to pay thousands of dollars in interest. Consumer debt may include all of the following: A credit card [...]

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