What Are Personal Loans Used For?

Even the savviest budgeter occasionally runs into a circumstance they’re simply unprepared for, which is where a personal loan may come in handy. Common personal loan uses include covering an unexpected medical expense or home repair or even managing existing debt. Borrowing money vs. paying cash isn’t ideal, but if you need cash ASAP and … Read more

Why Are the Advertised Consolidated Loan Rates Different That the Ad?

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Question: Dear Steve, At the advertised numbers, I would have consolidated. What happened to the advertised rate? Bill Answer: Dear Bill, I’m not sure exactly what advertised numbers you are speaking about, and normally a question so short would not make it to the site to be answered, but you bring up a great teachable … Read more

I Want to Lower My Overall Interest Rate With a Debt Consolidation Loan

Question: Dear Steve, I have a good credit score and am paying $4k a month in credit card payments (paying over the required amount), with exceedingly high-interest rates. It makes sense to consolidate all cc debt with a lower interest rate. Right now, I feel like I’m throwing away money. I get mailers every day … Read more

I’m a Trucker and Need a Loan to Get My Kenworth Back on the Road

Question: Dear Steve, Owner/Operator worked in Montana/ North Dakota in the oil fields. When everything got shut down last year it took all I could do to move back home to Nebraska. Had to park my truck and worked on a farm for my cousin and hauled mail to Omaha, Lincoln and Denver part time … Read more

Can I Get a Loan for Medical and Household Expenses I Can’t Afford?

Question: Dear Steve, It all started when I had to have my roof repaired and also needed a new air conditioner for my house. I am semi-retired and have a 1600. monthly social security fixed income. I kept receiving 0% offers, and just went to the bank to deposit them. I really don’t know where … Read more

Who Will Give Us a Loan to Payoff $100K of Credit Card Debt?

Question: Dear Steve, We make a sizable income ($350,000) and we have just paid off most of our vehicles (only one left); problem is cc debt–the peer to peer sounds great, but $35,000 is not going to cut it–need more like $100,000 to truly pay down the debt. Contrary to how it sounds, we are … Read more

Will You Really Help to Fund My Debt Consolidation Loan?

Question: Dear Steve, I have $40,000 in credit card debt (accruing interest) and about $10,000 currently on 0% promotions. Tried to consolidate via credit union or with Wells Fargo a several times over the years. They all declined for the same reason: too many high balances on revolving debt. Well duh, that is the point … 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

Who is a Good Debt Consolidation Company to Work With? – Rondell

“Dear Steve, Im 49 years old, gross about $60,000 a year, im about $27,000 in debt want and need to get this debt off my back , tried doing it myself, writing creditors, obtaining credit reports, etc, some of my debt is so old its been sold off to other companies over and over. I’m … Read more

I’d Love to Find a 10 Year Loan to Consolidate My Credit Cards. – Lori

“Dear Steve, $27k in revolving debt and another $20k already set up in low rate repayment schedule loans of debt. I just want to know if any banks offer consolidation loans for a 7 year term where they take our cards, issue payoff checks and cut our cards, anymore? I so want to pay off … Read more

I Was Turned Down by Lending Club and Prosper for a Debt Consolidation Loan. – Brian

“Dear Steve, I applied at LendingClub.com and at Prosper.com for a loan to consolidate my debt. I was declined at both. I have been trying to find a solution to consolidate my debt and eventually eliminate it. No places simply want to provide a loan. My credit score is good (690 ish). What other steps … Read more

I Was Approved for a Debt Consolidation Loan. What Now? – Ricardo

“Dear Steve, Thank you so much for a great site of information! I just contacted LendingClub.com and was approved for a little under $30k. I was looking for the full amount of $35k, but no need to get greedy, right? LoL very thankful for what was offered. My question involves what exactly to pay off. … Read more

Where Can I Really Refinance My Private Student Loans? – Eveline

“Dear Steve, Ex husband co-signed on private student loan while married. There is a balance of approx. 11,000 left on the loan amount. My credit is bad, and I have not been able to refinance in my own name, of course Wells Fargo will not do it because it is better to have 2 signers … 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