Financial Cents: Posts About Loans

5 Alternatives to an Expensive Cash Advance

If you're considering an expensive cash advance loan to cover unforeseen expenses, make sure you check out your other options, first.

Posted on: March 12, 2019


How Do Cash Advances Work Online?

If you need physical cash, then an online cash advance probably isn't your best option ... one of many reasons you should be wary of these short-term no credit check loans.

Posted on: March 06, 2019


5 Tips for Paying Off a Cash Advance

If you're not careful, taking out a cash advance to bridge a short-term financial gap could leave you in a long-term financial bind.

Posted on: March 05, 2019


5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking out a Cash Advance

Short-term cash advances come with many downsides that could trap you in a cycle of debt, so make you shop prepared!

Posted on: February 27, 2019


Will Paying Off a Cash Advance Loan Early Save Money?

With some loans, you can save money by paying them off ahead of schedule—but paying off a cash advance loan early might leave you disappointed!

Posted on: February 26, 2019


How Will a Cash Advance Loan Affect Your Credit?

One of the many annoying things about cash advances is that they can't help your score, but they can definitely hurt it.

Posted on: February 20, 2019


Cash Advance Loans: Here’s 4 Things You Should Know

Cash advance loans are supposed to be an easy way to cover emergency expenses, but they could end up trapping you in a long-term cycle of debt.

Posted on: February 19, 2019


What Kind of Cash Advance Are You Looking For?

There are better ways to cover a financial shortfall than by taking a cash advance, but some cash advances are even riskier than that.

Posted on: February 15, 2019


Should You Get a Cash Advance on Your Tax Refund?

Sure, you could get your tax refund money a few weeks early, but even a Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) with zero interest still usually comes at a cost.

Posted on: February 13, 2019


Who Uses Cash Anymore? Why You Should Avoid Costly Cash Advances

Taking out a cash advance on your credit card or from a local storefront might seem like a good short-term money fix, but the costs are going to add up fast.

Posted on: February 12, 2019