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Personal Loans 101

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Personal Loans 101: Everything You Need to Know


Before seeking a personal loan, learn the essentials of this popular type of lending.

Getting a Personal Loan: A Review of Payoff

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A Dollar Stretcher reader shares her experience getting a personal loan from Payoff to consolidate credit card debt.

5 Personal Loan Mistakes That Could Cost You Money


Here's how to keep from falling into personal loan traps that can cost you money.

The Pros and Cons of Personal Loans


Personal loans are a quick source of cash, but be careful how you use them.

Do Personal Loans Beat Alternatives?


More Americans are taking out personal loans, but is there a cheaper way to borrow?

When and How to Refinance a Personal Loan


If you're thinking about refinancing a personal loan, check these factors first.

The 6 Key Differences Between Secured and Unsecured Personal Loans


Here are fundamental differences between secured and unsecured personal loans.

Will Comparing Personal Loan Offers Hurt My Credit?


Here's when shopping for a personal loan affects your credit, and when it won't.

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The Top 9 Reasons to Apply for a Personal Loan


Personal loans can help with all your consumer needs. Here are common uses.

5 Factors to Weigh When Shopping for a Personal Loan Online


Buyer beware: Considering an online personal loan? Here's what you need to know.

The Origination Costs of Personal Loans


Loan origination isn't free, even when there are no upfront fees. When you take out a personal loan you're paying the expense involved with loan origination.

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3 Tips to Snag a Personal Loan for Unexpected Costs


When emergencies arise, you can get a personal loan to meet your needs.

What Documents are Required for a Personal Loan?


With no collateral on personal loans, you'll be asked to prove you can repay the debt.

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