Credit Cards, Credit Score, Personal Loans

4 Steps to Rebuild Your Credit and Qualify for a Personal Loan

Rebuilding your credit score can be more complicated than starting from scratch, mainly because you have to prove to credit card issuers and lenders that you can and will make future payments despite slip-ups in the past. If you're not sure where to start, follow our four-step plan to begin your

Auto Loan, Low Interest Car Loan, Refinancing, Interest Rates

4 Reasons Why You Should Refinance Your Auto Loan Today

Let’s talk about one of the most important purchases you’ve made — your vehicle. It gets you to work every day and is your designated road trip buddy, not to mention all the little errands it helps you cross off your to-do list. There’s just one catch. That new or new-to-you car came with a

Financial Advice, Students, Youth

5 Financial Tips for When You Turn 18

Turning 18 is a huge milestone! There’s probably a lot on your mind right now: high school graduation, decisions about whether or not to go to college and becoming an adult in the eyes of society. You’re likely not thinking too much about money and financial independence. Everyone’s situations

Fraud, Robocalls, Baby Boomers

Preventing Fraud for Seniors (and Others!)

Each year, hundreds of thousands of seniors in the U.S. fall victim to fraud. Since they’re more likely to have savings and their oft more trusting and polite natures, they make attractive targets to scammers.

Financial Advice, Loans

5 Things You Need to Know Before Applying for a Loan

If you’re ready to make the next big-ticket purchase in your life, there are loans available to help you get there. From mortgages for your dream home to auto loans, personal loans or student loans, achieving your next milestone could be within your reach.

Budgeting, Debt, Financial Advice, Credit Score

Mid-Year Financial Check-In

An integral part of successful financial planning is reviewing your financial health a few times a year. Doing so can help you evaluate progress on your goals as well as make changes if necessary. If you haven’t made a financial plan or set goals for yourself this year, it’s not too late to

Financial Advice, Lending, Mortgage, Financial Education

What is a Mortgage Loan? Buying Your Home and Understanding the Process

If you’ve come here to start your homebuying journey, congratulations! This is an exciting yet nerve-wracking process for first-time homebuyers, but the rewards are worth it. Before you jump on Zillow to start house hunting, there are some things you can do to better prepare for any curveball

Financial Advice, Savings, COVID-19

How to Prepare Your Finances for a Post-COVID World

The past year presented a new normal, from the way we work to the way we socialize and everything in between. Changes have also transformed our spending or lack thereof. Entertainment, leisure activities and dining out were stripped away from monthly budgets. Instead, activities like virtual

Student Loans, Financial Advice, College

Everything You Need to Know About the FAFSA

Paying for college is a concern millions of students and parents deal with every year, and the FAFSA is the answer to many of those concerns. With the 2021 FAFSA deadline drawing near (June 30), we created a comprehensive blog on all you need to know, whether you’re a student or parent, about