Savings & Loans

  1. How Interest Rates Work On Car Loans

    Three big facts to know – and some numbers to crunch to get the best deal.
  2. Using 529 Plans to Save for College

    Paying for college is no easy feat. Here is a lowdown on 529 plans, the educational ...
  3. Which Is Better: A 30-Year or a 15-Year Mortgage?

    Most homebuyers compare the monthly payments between mortgages, but what about these ...
  4. Are U.S. Banks Becoming Aggressive on Lending ...

    Discover why banks are increasing their credit portfolios to include more credit ...
  5. Consumer Agency Acts vs. Payday Loans

    Even if you're desperate for cash, try our alternatives before falling into the payday ...
  6. 5 Top Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage

    If you have substantial home equity and don't want to do a reverse mortgage to tap ...
  1. 2 Companies With No Closing Cost for Refinance ...

    Discover more about refinanced mortgages with no closing costs, and learn about two ...
  2. BKLN: PowerShares Senior Loan ETF

    Read an in-depth analysis of the PowerShares Senior Loan ETF, which is an innovative ...
  3. The 7 Best Peer-To-Peer Lending Websites (LC)

    A look at some of the most well-known and reputable peer-to-peer lending websites, ...
  4. Top 3 Bank Loan ETFs (SRLN, BKLN)

    Explore analyses of the top three exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that track the ...
  5. How Able Lending Works

    A new wave of peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lenders is reshaping the way borrowers ...
  6. How Microfinance and Investment Banking Compare

    Investment banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide similar services, but ...
  1. Are Sallie Mae loans considered federal loans?

    Identify the differences between federal and private student loans, explore the qualities of each type of loan, and find ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. How risky is a syndicated loan for the lender?

    Read about risks associated with the syndicate loan market, including the problems of adverse selection and asymmetric information ...
  4. 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 ...
  1. 5 (Not-So-Extreme) Coupon-Saving Strategies

    Why pay full price when you can get it for less with a coupon? Use these tips to ...
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