Financial Cents: Posts About Installment Loans

“Uh-Oh, I Need Money Now!” 4 Fast Cash Options for People With Bad Credit

There's no perfect way to get money fast when you have bad credit, but these four choices can all be a good solution—so long as you're careful.

Posted on: June 29, 2018


Make Sure Your Bad Credit Loan Has Payments You Can Afford

Short-term loans that require lump-sum repayment are very difficult for most people to repay on time, trapping them in a predatory cycle of debt.

Posted on: June 21, 2018


What’s the Difference Between a Payday Loan and an Installment Loan?

When it comes to borrowing, two of the most common options are a payday loan and an installment loan. One is a dangerous debt trap designed to make your financial situation worse, the other is a safe, credit-building financial solution. Learn the important differences here.

Posted on: March 30, 2017


Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Taking Out an Installment Loan

You know an installment loan is safer than a payday loan. But what else should you know before you sign on the dotted line? Use these 5 must-ask questions to make sure you're working with a lender as responsible as you are!

Posted on: February 17, 2017


3 Ways an Installment Loan Can Help Your Credit Score

If you've made credit mistakes in your past, they don't have to stay with you forever. With time, hard work and smart financial decisions, you can erase bad credit history and improve your credit score today. Here are the details on one action you can take now to improve your FICO score for tomorrow!

Posted on: October 05, 2016


Have Bad Credit and Need a Personal Loan? Let’s Play the Bad Credit Lender Dating Game!

If you have bad credit, finding the right online loan for you can be a lot like dating. Here's how you can tell the princes from the predators!

Posted on: September 07, 2016


Installment Loans: More Mileage for Your Money (Part 3 of 3)

In the world of lending, especially for people who have less-than-stellar credit scores, a payday loan is like a racecar: expensive and dangerous. Installment loans, on the other hand, are more like the family car: safe and functional, it gets the kids to school, you to work, and you can rely on it year round.

Posted on: August 25, 2016


Installment Loans: More Mileage for Your Money (Part 2 of 3)

Think of your finances like a road trip: You’ll want a loan that will get you to your destination and keep you safe along the way.

Posted on: August 24, 2016


Installment Loans: More Mileage for Your Money (Part 1 of 3)

Installment loans can help you cover the distance between where you are and where you want to be financially. Let’s get under the hood and learn about personal installment loans here.

Posted on: August 23, 2016