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What is a HELOC?

What is a HELOC?

With financial institutions fighting for your business like cats and… other cats, it can be difficult for a would-be borrower to know up from down – particularly when it comes to HELOCs. Just what the heck is a HELOC, anyway? Since you asked… HELOC stands for Home Equity Line of Credit. It’s a loan you […]

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Car Buying 101: Part 2

Filed in car buying, Loans by on June 3, 2013 1 Comment
Car Buying 101: Part 2

This is the second of a two-post series on Car Buying 101. See the first post here. Now that I’ve taken you through the all-important steps of lining up financing and finding a reliable used car, we come to the no-so-fun part of the car buying process. STEP 3: Tax, Title and Tags I was […]

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Car Buying 101: Part 1

Filed in car buying, Loans by on May 24, 2013 3 Comments
Car Buying 101: Part 1

If you’re looking to buy a car with financing (and who isn’t?), then consider this post Car Buying 101. I recently dipped my hoof (toe for you) into the used car market and came away a happy pig customer. In this two post series, I graciously share with you my personal experience, as well as my keen intellect and impressive […]

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Get the facts on using your home’s equity

Get the facts on using your home’s equity

Are you thinking about using some of your home’s equity for a special project or big expense like remodeling your home? If you have equity in your home, give yourself a big pat on the back and then get the facts before you do something…well, not smart. I get a little long winded, but stick […]

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97-Month Auto Loans

Filed in car buying, Loans by on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
97-Month Auto Loans

What’s that, you say? A 97-month auto loan term? Yes, it’s true. It seems more lenders are looking to offer longer term loans to help car buyers keep payments low. Is 8 years of monthly car payments a good thing for consumers? The answer is in the question. While its nice to be able to afford […]

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