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25 Little-Known Presidential Money Facts

Turns out that a number of famous U.S. Presidents weren't so great at managing their personal finances.

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“Couldn’t We Call Them Loan Lions? Or Loan Vipers?” by a Shark

Sharks deserve better than being compared to predatory lenders. We might be a little intimidating, but those guys are the real monsters.

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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!

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When Should You Refinance a Bad Credit Loan?

If you have a payday loan, you'll probably want to sit tight. But with a bad credit installment loan, refinancing could really help.

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Is Valentine’s Day a Fake Holiday?

Would you believe that the holiday got its start 2,000 years ago as a drunken, violent and raucous Roman fertility festival? You would? Us too.

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The OppLoans #BigSavings Sweepstakes

We're giving away $100 to two lucky winners on Facebook and Twitter. All you need to do is tell us what you're saving for in 2018!

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Bad Credit Away

*None of these are apples. These are financial tips to help you improve your credit rating. Do not try and use these to make a pie. It won't work.

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Know Money, Win Money! Episode 14: Winter Brewfest

We asked a bunch of beer-loving Chicagoans questions about the financial side of the beer business. Winners got some extra beer money!

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5 Financial Facts About the Olympics That Might Surprise You

Find out which countries pay their athletes the most for winning medals and what sports are the most expensive to compete in!

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What if Animals Had Credit Scores?

We're taking a break from answering your most pressing bad credit-related questions by answering a question you definitely weren't asking.

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Should Bad Credit be a Dating Dealbreaker?

When it comes to dating dealbreakers, just how bad is bad credit?

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How Will The New Tax Law Affect You?

While you're getting your taxes filed for this year, it wouldn't hurt to look ahead to 2019 and how the new tax law will affect your finances.

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How Much Do People in Your State Spend on Valentine’s Day?

Find out which state is planning to spend the most and which two states are tied for last place with plans to spend a whopping zero dollars.

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Cash Advances vs. Check Cashing Stores: Which is Worse?

When you need cash and only cash, should you take out a high-interest advance against your credit card or pay to cash a check?

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The OppLoans #ValentinesDay Giveaway

We want to hear your favorite ideas for a low-cost, romantic Valentine's Day. Enter on Facebook and Twitter and you could win $100!

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