Financial Cents: Posts About Loans

Escape the Payday Predator (3 of 3): Fact-Checking the Payday Lenders

Predatory lenders have a much-deserved reputation for twisting the truth, lying by omission and generally being deceptive about their loans. Here are the cold hard facts about payday loans you deserve to know.

Posted on: April 28, 2016


Escape the Payday Predator (2 of 3): 3 Common Tactics Meant to Trap You in Debt

Payday lenders use three primary tactics to trap borrowers in debt. Knowing these tactics will help you identify and avoid predatory lenders who use them, saving you a lot of money and stress.

Posted on: April 27, 2016


Escape the Payday Predator (1 of 3): Identify a Predatory Lender with these 5 Warning Signs

Payday loans are never safe. Here are five warning signs you may be dealing with a predatory lender.

Posted on: April 26, 2016


Debt Consolidation 101: 3 Mistakes to Avoid (Part 3 of 3)

If you’re thinking about consolidating debt, here are the most common pitfalls you should avoid.

Posted on: April 25, 2016


Debt Consolidation 101: How to Get the Most from Your Loan (Part 2 of 3)

Debt is stressful. So it’s not surprising that managing lots of different debts all at once can be really, really stressful—like taking a trip with your five-year-old kid to the Soda, Candy and Priceless Antique China store. Consolidating your debt can help.

Posted on: April 22, 2016


Debt Consolidation 101: The Basics (Part 1 of 3)

Payday loans are never safe. Here are five warning signs you may be dealing with a predatory lender.

Posted on: April 21, 2016


Steering Clear of Title Loans (3 of 3): What to do if You’re Already Trapped

If you’ve already taken out that title loan, though, you may feel like it’s too late. But don’t worry, you still have options.

Posted on: March 16, 2016


Steering Clear of Title Loans (2 of 3): Don’t Risk Your Ride

Car Title Loans aren’t just risky, their flat-out wrong. Check out the top 3 Risks of title loans and steer clear of these dangerous debt traps.

Posted on: March 16, 2016


Steering Clear of Title Loans (1 of 3): Three Must-Know Facts

Title Loans are a real clunker of a deal. Here are the facts you should know before you put your vehicle at risk.

Posted on: March 14, 2016


The Politics of Payday: Why Netflix’s House of Cards and Payday Lenders Deserve Each Other

While neighborhood payday lenders may not have the social savvy of the Washington DC powerbrokers on House of Cards, they’re both deceitful operators willing to do anything to get what they want. Let’s break it down…

Posted on: March 04, 2016