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  1. Top 3 Safest Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites

    Add safety and reputation to your checklist when you consider borrowing from an online lender.
  2. Why Cash Will Never Be Obsolete

    As long as the banking system remains strong and so many Americans remain unbanked, the United States will not have a cashless ...
  3. Should You Borrow From a P2P Site?

    It's a hot trend, but is it safe? Here's how to tell.
  4. What Does Consolidation Mean?

    The term consolidation has multiple meanings depending on its context.
  5. Protect Yourself Against Reverse Mortgage Scams

    You could lose not only money, but also your home, if you fall for these schemes.
  6. Find a Reverse Mortgage Lender You Can Trust

    Reverse mortgages are a notorious lending market. Follow these steps and the chances are good you’ll find a trustworthy, ...
  7. What role does a correspondent bank play in an international transaction?

    Understand what a correspondent bank is and how it operates to facilitate currency exchange and financial transactions between ...
  8. What are the typical repayment terms for a syndicated loan?

    Learn more about syndicated loans and how they are structured, specifically including the typical repayment terms for a syndicated ...
  9. Do You Qualify for a Reverse Mortgage?

    See whether you meet the age qualifications and other requirements for getting a reverse mortgage.
  10. A P2P Mortgage: Is This Loan Right For You?

    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  11. Reverse Mortgages and Your Taxes

    It pays to know the tax benefits from getting a reverse mortgage. Two major considerations: Are the proceeds taxable and ...
  12. What is considered a reasonable interest rate for a syndicated loan?

    Discover how syndicated loans work, why they are beneficial for businesses, and what is considered a reasonable interest ...
  13. What is the formula for calculating the receivables turnover ratio?

    Find out how to calculate the accounts receivable turnover ratio for a business, which should highlight how efficiently the ...
  14. What Does It Cost to Study Abroad in Paris?

    Housing will be your biggest budget challenge as a student in Paris, but the city offers lots of ways for students to save ...
  15. Under what circumstances might a syndicated loan be arranged?

    Learn about the types of syndicated loans, why some lenders choose to establish or join a syndicate, and why some borrowers ...
  16. How to Pick the Right Online Mortgage Lender

    Here are the best tactics to help successfully navigate choosing the right online mortgage lender.
  17. Should You Use Credit Cards To Fund Your Business?

    We give you 4 reasons to consider using a credit card instead of a business loan to fund your business, and how to be smart ...
  18. Explaining Debt Service

    Debt service is a measure of a person or entity’s use of cash to pay interest and principal on debt obligations.
  19. Personal Loans vs. Car Loans

    How to tell whether a personal loan or a car loan is better for you.
  20. A Low Mortgage Bill May Not Be the Best Deal

    If you can't judge solely by payment amount, what's the best way to choose the most advantageous mortgage offer?
  21. Can You Afford a Black Centurion Amex Card?

    It’s not just this cool card’s hefty initiation and annual fees, but also the amount you have to spend each year that should ...
  22. What is the difference between accrued revenue and accrued interest?

    Find out about the difference between accrued revenue and accrued interest and how both of these concepts are used by businesses ...
  23. What Goldman Sachs’s Online Lending Means For Banking

    Recently Goldman Sachs has announced its entry into the online lending space. Most commonly known as an investment bank, ...
  24. Home Equity Loans: Finding the Best Fit

    Using your home as a source of funds can be a smart choice in some situations. Just be sure to carefully run the numbers.
  25. Why Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Might Be In Trouble

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under increased scrutiny as debates continue about conservatorship, share price, and profit ...
  26. Top Credit Cards with 2% Cash Back

    Some of our favorite things: credit cards that give you cash back. But which one's the best deal for you? Here's why not ...
  27. How do I calculate how much home equity I have?

    Find out how to calculate the home equity in your home, your home equity percentage and the loan-to-value, or LTV, based ...
  28. How does the amount of the principal fluctuate depending on inflation?

    Read about the impact of inflation on your principal balances, and learn why inflation harms lenders and bondholders at the ...
  29. Smart Ways to Use a Mortgage Calculator

    When you're buying a home, it's essential to do due diligence about the true costs. Mortgage calculators will show you if ...
  30. How to Live Mortgage Free in a Tiny House

    Downsizing to a much smaller home – no more than 500 square feet – on your own or rented land can be a smart way to offload ...
  31. What's a Maturity Date?

    Maturity date is the final date when any remaining principal and any unpaid interest are due on a debt.
  32. Calculating Interest Expense

    Interest expense is the cost of borrowing money.
  33. What is each party's role in a reverse repurchase agreement?

    Learn about the role of each party in a reverse repurchase agreement transaction, and find out why it's different if the ...
  34. What risks does the dealer (lender) in a reverse repurchase agreement take on?

    Read about the lender risks of participating in reverse repurchase agreements or for dealers who use the Fed's overnight ...
  35. What is the difference between "closed end credit" and a "line of credit?"

    Find out about the difference between closed-end credit and lines of credit, and how both closed- and open-end credit is ...
  36. In what instances does a business use closed end credit?

    Find out how businesses use closed-end credit to finance large purchases such as vehicles, equipment and property, including ...
  37. What Does a Financial Intermediary Do?

    A financial intermediary is an institution that acts as a go-between in a financial transaction.
  38. Explaining Credit Ratings

    A credit rating is a third-party assessment about the creditworthiness of an individual or entity.
  39. What is a Subprime Mortgage?

    Subprime mortgages are offered to borrowers with low credit ratings, usually 600 or below.
  40. Study Abroad: Budget For Brazil

    Interested in study, food and adventure in one of the fastest growing economies in the world? Check out what Brazil costs. ...
  41. What types of liens are seen as good and which are bad for my credit?

    Understand what a lien is and what types of liens are most common for individuals, and learn which types of liens are good ...
  42. What are the typical requirements to qualify for closed end credit?

    Learn what closed-end credit is, and the various requirements that borrowers must meet in order to obtain a closed-end credit ...
  43. What is the difference between a correspondent bank and intermediary bank?

    Read about the differences between intermediary banks and correspondent banks, why their role is necessary, and where the ...
  44. What are the long-term effects of delinquent accounts?

    Find out more about loan delinquency, loan defaults and the long-term consequences of borrowers who are delinquent on their ...
  45. How was the American Dream impacted by the housing market collapse in 2008?

    Learn how the American Dream was impacted by the housing collapse in 2008. Due to the housing collapse, millions ended up ...
  46. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum

    If you're offered a coveted black card from Amex, should you accept it?
  47. What is the best way to start to rebuild your credit after a bankruptcy?

    Find out some simple steps you can take to rebuild your credit score gradually after filing a bankruptcy, starting with a ...
  48. How much risk is associated with subprime mortgages?

    Discover the risks associated with subprime mortgages. Find out whether taking out a subprime mortgage on your home is really ...
  49. What is the difference between a possessory and a non-possessory lien?

    Gain a basic understanding of a possessory lien and a non-possessory lien, the key differences between the two structures ...
  50. How Interest Rates Work on Savings Accounts

    Here's what you need to know to grow your rainy-day fund.
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