Let’s Get “Creducated”!

Do you know your credit score? More importantly, do you know how to improve it? We spoke with Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, for a review of the basics of credit to help you live a better, more informed financial life now!

Posted on: January 20, 2017


How to BEAST the After-Christmas Sales

You did it! You survived the Christmas shopping, cooking, celebrating, and gift giving. But there's one last step between now and the new year: Taking advantage of post-holiday sales! Check out the OppLoans guide to getting what you need (and some of what you want) at the deepest discounts available all year!

Posted on: December 27, 2016


Good Money Habits for Single Parents with the creator of “Distilled Dollar”: Part II

Whether you're a single parent or not, everyone could use a little help budgeting and organizing your finances. The Distilled Dollar breaks down the apps and habits that can help you get it done in part two of our interview!

Posted on: December 01, 2016


OppLoans Q&A with Ashley Stetts, The Frugal Model: Part I

Want to save money but not give up on luxuries like designer clothes and fun events? Ashley Stetts, model and creator of The Frugal Model, talks with OppLoans about living well (and well within your budget)!

Posted on: November 23, 2016


PRO TIPS: Answers From Real Personal Finance Experts

We've reached out to real life financial professionals to find out their most commonly received questions (and deliver you the answers)!

Posted on: October 31, 2016


Finance Friday: If the Cubs Can Do It, So Can You!

As a Chicago-based company, we're riding pretty high this week. Not only did our Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants in a miraculous come-from-behind win to advance to the NLCS, but OppLoans was also ranked on Built In Chicago's Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago! So no matter what your personal finance situation is, just take some inspiration from the Cubbies. If they can break the Curse of the Billy Goat, then you can definitely get your budget under control.

Posted on: October 14, 2016


Longer Terms or Lower Payments: Which Debt Consolidation Strategy is Right for You?

When choosing a Debt Consolidation Loan, the most important choice you'll face is between short-term relief and long-term savings. Do you want lower monthly payments, or do you want to save money on your loan overall? Learn the details that can save you money and reduce your debt!

Posted on: September 22, 2016


Finance Friday: It’s Labor Day Weekend!

Here are this week's best personal finance stories as you head into a holiday weekend!

Posted on: September 02, 2016


Top 5 Myths About Online Loans Debunked

What's the deal with online loans? There's plenty of sketchy information out there, so OppLoans is here to demystify online lending and give you the facts!

Posted on: September 01, 2016


OppLoans Word of the Week: Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

You’ve heard of APR, but what is it? OppLoans breaks it down with a real-world example of how this number can help or hinder your financial future!

Posted on: August 22, 2016