Financial Cents: Posts About Installment Loans

What’s a Payday Alternative Loan (PAL), and How Can You Get One?

The only downside to Payday Alternative Loans (PALs) is that you have to join a credit union now in order to apply for one when you really need it. 

Posted on: December 13, 2018


How Amortizing Interest Can Help You Avoid a Predatory Debt Cycle

When you're taking out a loan with bad credit, you want to make sure that every payment you make brings you one step closer to getting out of debt.

Posted on: December 05, 2018


Here are 4 Very Bad Reasons to Get a Personal Loan

Avoiding high-cost predatory loans is great, but even the most affordable loans can pose a danger to your finances if they're being taken out for the wrong reason.

Posted on: November 29, 2018


With Bad Credit Loans, the Size of Your Payments Is Key

Sure, being able to pay back a loan in only two weeks sounds great. But if the payment for that loan is too big for you to handle, you could enter a dangerous cycle of debt.

Posted on: November 20, 2018


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking out a Bad Credit Loan

Once you answer these questions, that short-term loan payday loan you've been eyeing might not look like such a great idea anymore.

Posted on: November 13, 2018


The Benefits (and Drawbacks) to No Credit Check Installment Loans

No credit check installment loans are far from perfect, but they have a leg up on short-term payday loans. Here's everything you need to know.

Posted on: November 07, 2018


What Are the Side Effects of Bad Credit?

A bad credit score can negatively affect your everyday life (and your personal financial outlook) in ways you probably wouldn't expect.

Posted on: October 15, 2018


Is Your Bad Credit Loan Amortized? If It’s Not, Here’s Why It Should Be

If you think all bad credit loans are the same, you are sorely mistaken. Non-amortized loans can easily trap borrowers in a dangerous cycle of debt.

Posted on: October 02, 2018


The 5 Ways a Personal Loan Can Affect Your Credit Score

Certain parts of borrowing a personal loan can raise your score, other parts will lower. But if you borrow responsibly, your score will turn out just fine.

Posted on: September 20, 2018


Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Low Interest” Payday Loan?

Unfortunately, the realities of payday lending make low interest rates impossible. Luckily, there are plenty of better (and cheaper) ways to borrow money.

Posted on: September 19, 2018