Tag: loans

Zirtue Review – A Peer-to-Peer Lending App

The Federal Reserve estimates that Americans lend $184 billion dollars to friends and family members each year.  As you likely know, these loans can be awkward for both the borrower and lender when it comes time for repayment.  I’ve been the embarrassed borrower who completely forgot to repay someone, and I’ve been the lender who …

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Student Loan Repayment Strategies Based on Financial Standing

Without a doubt, getting a college education is expensive — perhaps costlier than at any other time in recent history.  In fact, the national student loan debt stands at 1.4 trillion dollars, and this number continues to grow at an alarming rate.  While many graduates are able to meet their financial obligations, others have a …

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5 Tips for Borrowing Money From Family

When I began my first out-of-debt journey, I was blessed to have two family members offer to lend me money to help pay off my bills. It helped me in many different ways – but most notably, it provided an emotional lift that I needed at the time. Borrowing money from family is not a …

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