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The Skinny on Secured vs. Unsecured Personal Loans

Posted December 1st, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - no comments

If you’re thinking about taking out a personal loan, you may be inundated with options. Especially for the person with decent credit, it may seem like there are lenders lining up to give you money. In today’s economic environment, however, you need to be careful. Interest rates are near their all time low, and everything [...]

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Personal Loans vs. Home Equity Loans

Posted December 1st, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - no comments

When you’re in the need for cash, you’ve got options. Especially if your credit is in good shape, you probably have several choices to pick from. That’s not a bad thing. Having different loan options means you can do some comparison shopping. Do the legwork, and you’ll be sure to get the best interest rate [...]

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Lenders Offer New Personal Loan Terms

Posted November 12th, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - 1 comment

In a tough economy, businesses do what they need to do in order to stay competitive. Because lenders are struggling right now, many are offering new personal loan terms that may be attractive to borrowers who have less than stellar credit. Understanding a little bit about those personal loan terms will help you be ready [...]

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Categories: Loan Terms

5 Ways to Use Personal Loans to Improve Your Credit Score!

Posted November 1st, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - no comments

It’s no fun having bad credit. When you have a low credit rating, it can be hard to get a house, a car or even a retail store’s credit card. Many lenders won’t even look at loans or lines of credit for those with bad credit. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your credit rating. [...]

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Categories: Advice, Credit Score

7 Celebrities That Went Broke (and what we can learn from them)

Posted October 27th, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - 2 comments

Credit card bills piling up? Mortgage payments seem too high? Still owe your brother-in-law for that botched .com investment a few years ago? You’re not the only one. Having financial issues is just part of being a human. And we like to take every opportunity we can to remind ourselves that celebrities are, indeed, human.

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Categories: Fun

7 Ridiculously Overpriced Things (that we all pay for)

Posted October 26th, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - 1 comment

It’s a good time to be a consumer. As the recession continues to roll on, more and more excellent deals on hot ticket items are becoming available—flat screen televisions, computers, cars, and even homes are cheaper than ever.

But they’ve got to find a way to screw you, don’t they? Some products, many that we all pay for on a daily or weekly basis, are more expensive than they ever rightly should be.

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Categories: Fun

Protect Yourself from Personal Loan Fraud

Posted October 12th, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - 1 comment

Personal loans are a great way to consolidate bills or just get some extra cash to cover an unforeseen expense. However, there are unfortunately malicious individuals out there who would try to take advantage of you. Personal loan fraud is frighteningly common, and amounts to millions of dollars in losses every year. Fortunately, there are [...]

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Personal Loans vs. Credit Cards – Which one is Right for you?

Posted September 11th, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - 1 comment

If you are in need of a short-term unsecured loan, you may be considering using a credit card or taking out a persona loan.

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Categories: Advice

How to Snag the Best Rate on a Personal Loan

Posted September 11th, 2009 by PersonalLoans.org Staff - no comments

Not all personal loans are created equal. Although the credit crisis has certainly affected the availability of personal loans, they are still available for those of us who have maintained a competitive credit score.

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Categories: Advice
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