Financial Cents: Posts About Loans

Is That Cash Advance Loan Really a Cash Advance Loan?

Most loans that advertise as "cash advances" are really just predatory no credit check loans.

Posted on: April 20, 2018


3 Ways to Finance Dental Care, Even With Bad Credit

Payment plans, special credit cards, and bad credit dental loans can all help you afford the oral care you need.

Posted on: April 19, 2018


A Field Guide to Spotting Predatory Lenders

Be wary of lenders that don't check your credit, advertise themselves as "cash advances," or have poor customer reviews.

Posted on: March 29, 2018



Before Taking Out a High-Cost Cash Advance, Talk to Your Employer About a Salary Advance

Salary advances aren't exactly common, but it never hurts to ask—especially when the alternative is a costly cash advance or payday loan.

Posted on: March 21, 2018


Can You Get a Cash Advance with a Debit Card?

Need cash fast? ATM limit too low? Did you know you could walk into the bank and get a cash advance with your debit card?

Posted on: March 16, 2018


Cash Advance or a Late Bill? What’s Worse?

The best way to avoid choosing between a late bill and a predatory cash advance loan is to be prepared ahead of time.

Posted on: March 06, 2018


What’s Worse: An Overdraft Fee or A Payday Loan?

You'd think that a payday loan would be much more treacherous than a service offered by your bank, right? The answer may surprise you.

Posted on: February 27, 2018



How to Calculate the Cost of Your Cash Advance

There are many great ways to use a credit card, but taking out a cash advance is NOT one of them!

Posted on: February 16, 2018