Financial Cents: Posts About Debt

25 Little-Known Presidential Money Facts

Turns out that a number of famous U.S. Presidents weren't so great at managing their personal finances.

Posted on: February 19, 2018


Understanding Debt Relief: An Interview With Michael Bovee of The Consumer Recovery Network

If you're drowning in the consumer debt that you're unable to pay off alone, then a debt relief plan might be your best option.

Posted on: December 07, 2017


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Beware The Scary Debt Monsters!

As Halloween approaches, we here at the OppLoans Financial Sense Blog are want to warn you about some of the scariest monsters out there: the Debt Monsters!

Posted on: October 24, 2017


How to Handle an Unexpected Bill

Having an emergency fund is a great way to handle surprise expenses, but what if the bill’s a mistake?

Posted on: September 29, 2017


Can Consolidating Debt Help Your Credit Score?

Consolidating your loans and credit isn't some magical cure-all, it can definitely help both you manage your debt better--and even improve your score. Just make sure you're careful...

Posted on: September 15, 2017


How to Money, Episode Four: Debt to Income Ratio

Did you know that a debt to income ratio of 43 percent or below means you can get a Qualified Mortgage? What's that? You don't know what any of those words mean? Looks like you need our new episode of How to Money!

Posted on: August 30, 2017


How to Live Like a Lannister and Always Pay Your Debts

Just like winter, your credit card bill is coming... and your utility bills... and your phone bill... So how can you attack all of your debt like a sword-swinging Lannister? OppLoans shows you how!

Posted on: July 13, 2017


Bad Debt vs Good Debt: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to good debt versus bad debt, it really comes down to what kind of purchase that debt is being used to finance. So ask yourself, are you accruing debt that helps or hurts you?

Posted on: June 22, 2017


What is the Debt to Income Ratio?

Do you have an income? Great! Do you have debt? That can feel less great. Your "Debt to Income Ratio" is a number lenders consider before they decide to approve your loan application. Here's how you can figure yours out.

Posted on: April 20, 2017


What Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

If you’re like most of us, a call from a debt collector is an experience you'd like to forget. And while most debt collectors are just doing their job, there are some that cross the line. Learn what debt collectors CAN'T do and how to report them here!

Posted on: February 23, 2017