If you're down on your luck and can't pay the bills, paying 400% interest isn't going to help. Here are some alternatives.
Any one of these red flags should tell you that your personal finances are teetering on the brink of disaster.
You may have more options than you realize. But first, pull your credit scores and improve them, if necessary.
Some banks will automatically waive late and overdraft fees charged to you during the storm. Others you have to ask.
College graduates face loan-servicing problems that bear an 'uncanny resemblance' to those in the mortgage industry, a new study says.
Some people care nothing about their credit scores because they live debt-free and never plan to borrow money again. Could you pull it off?
If you fit in any one of these scenarios, don't even think about asking me for a loan.
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