LendingClub Agrees to Pay $18 Million to Settle FTC Charges

Agency charged the company with deceiving loan applicants about hidden fees Online lender LendingClub Corporation agreed to pay $18 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company deceived consumers about hidden fees that it charged and about whether their loan applications were approved. In addition, the settlement bars LendingClub from making misrepresentations to … Read more

Hey Best Egg and Americor. What’s Up With the Reviews?

A reader had sent me an email from an Americor sales representative that landed me on this Americor page. That page took me to Trustlink reviews for Americor. They have a high rating. (See update at the bottom from October 8, 2020.) So I looked at some of the ratings on the first few pages. … Read more

Fast Track Financial Loan Mailer Raises My Debt Relief Spidey Senses

A reader sent in a mailer from Fast Track Financial through my I Buy Junk Mail program. At first glance it looked just like your typical personal loan mailer. But when I dug a little deeper the mailer raised a number of questions. The mailer reminded me of a similar mailer sent by Rescue One … Read more

People Willing to Lose a Limb or Listen to Nickelback to Eliminate Their Debt

Prosper, the online debt consolidation loan lender, recently conducted a pool about how people are looking at or dealing with debt. The big fact that jumped out at me was that nearly 3 percent of respondents would be willing to cut off an arm or a leg to have their debt eliminated. Seriously? Here are … Read more

Best Debt Consolidation Loans

Finding a legitimate debt consolidation loan program can be frustrating, depressing and darn near impossible. We’ve all seen the advertisements promising loans for people with bad credit or loans with no credit check. In my experience those companies are often high priced, that is if you actually get a debt consolidation loan and not get … Read more

The Ultimate Debt Consolidation Loan Guide: Getting Approved, Acting Smart, and Being Wise

You hear a lot of rubbish online about getting a debt consolidation loan and a lot of just flat out incorrect information. It’s time to put an end to that and help you get the facts so you can make a good educated decision. If You Don’t Want to Read All of This Post: One … Read more

Unsecured Debt Consolidation Loans Like This One Can Help to Get You Out of Debt

I wanted to share with you the story of Will, who decided that an unsecured debt consolidation loan was the best way to deal with his debt situation. Will was kind enough to share his experience and opinions about why he got the debt consolidation loan and his experience getting it. Q: What led you … Read more

Unsecured Debt Consolidation and Personal Loans Being Handed Out at Record Rates

For those with reasonably good to great credit the idea that the bank is the only place to obtain a debt consolidation loan are just incorrect. For quite some time now I’ve been going on and on about peer-to-peer lending networks like LendingClub.com. Lending Club connects people who want an unsecured debt consolidation loan with … Read more

Wanna Know a Secret About the Debt Relief Industry?

As modern and clever as we might feel here on the bleeding edge of history there is one cold hard fact I can’t ignore, these are still the dark ages of the debt relief industry. Let’s just take a broad look at the current state of affairs: Nonprofit Credit Counselors: The credit counseling world is … Read more

Ready for Zero Launches New Free Service to Help Lending Club Investors

The thing I love about ReadyForZero.com is that it is painfully simple to use to help reduce your credit card debt, or at least to give you a plan on how to do it, for free. Now the brainiacs at ReadyForZero.com have spread their free love with expanding their service to assist people looking for … Read more

The Best Day of the Week to Apply for a Debt Consolidation Loan

You know how sometimes you start wondering about odd stuff. Granted sometimes it’s things like, “How do they get the cream filling in a Twinkie?” Well recently I was curious what day of the week most people apply for a debt consolidation loan. I know, I’m odd that way. In the debt world there are … Read more

LendingClub.com Cheap Debt Consolidation Loans Now Available to NC Residents

Well it appears that LendingClub.com has added a new state to their list of places they can help borrowers in. LendingClub just announced that loans can now be made in North Carolina. Now normally the thought of talking gleefully about debt consolidation loans would seem like a strange statement for me to make but LendingClub … Read more