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Is a car loan bad debt?

I've heard people saying that a car loan is considered a bad debt, while a house mortgage is a good debt and so on. My bank is offering 1.49% interest for a 36 month loan or 2.49% for a 37-60 month ...
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Take out a loan vs. sell bond investments

I am going to put solar panels on my roof. I can pay for those panels using some combination of the following Take out a HELOC at 3.75% variable interest rate with closing costs covered by the bank. ...
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Loan to buy a house in Germany

Today I have a question about home-loans: I started saving money to raise a small capital in order to submit a request for a loan and since I am totally new to this topic (and some language barriers ...
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Should I seek loan forgiveness, or paying off my loan quicker?

A little background: I am a public worker who recently learned about a loan forgiveness program. I have already been paying off this loan (since before the program began) and was not aware of the ...
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Is there any reason to NOT pay the minimum on all but one of our loans?

My wife and I have multiple loans to pay off: car loans, student loans, and a mortgage. Currently we pay the minimum on all but one of the loans, and put any extra we'd like to pay into the ...
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Should I pay off a 0% car loan?

I'm ahead on 0% interest car loan. I don't have to make a payment until October. I currently owe $3,000 and I could pay it all off. Should I do that or leave that money in my savings account that ...
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Tax implications of dad paying cash for my home, and me paying him back?

My father found a better loan than us, so we are thinking about him giving us the money for the house, we pay cash for the house so we get it under our name, and then we pay to him every month for the ...
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Get a loan, and then repay that loan with the loan itself

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, my credit score dropped 300 points in less than a year. I had a procedure done at the local hospital, which ended up costing around $800. I gave them my ...
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Home Equity Line of credit features and overview

I have a very recent mortgage. I only have about 7% of equity on the home. I've made about 5 payments so far and everything is going smoothly. Now I have a family emergency requiring me to borrow ...
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What are the guidelines for a loan between private parties?

In the United States, I am considering a deal with a very close friend that would involve a loan. Please no answers warning about the potential emotional problems this poses. It's not a concern. I'm ...
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What are the pros and cons of buying a house just to rent it out?

My situation is that I'm 23 and have about $4k a month of spare income after everything. I'm considering buying a house in the area I come from, a relatively cheap area where I have friends who bought ...
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Car loan - Hard inquiry and credit score hit

I recently purchased a new car. Total outdoor price is 20K. I paid 6K and financed the rest. Before I walked into the dealership, I had a preapproved loan from the only bank I applied. It was around ...
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Should I request an car loan before or after changing jobs?

I have a decent credit score (low to mid 700's) and I'm pretty sure I could get approved for a loan. I'll be taking a new job in a new state in a couple of weeks and I would like to get my wife a ...
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Personal loans and their tax consequences?

In the year of 2014, I had some personal loans from friends, family members, ranging from $1000 to $10,000 for each loan. As a result, my business net was negative because I used the loans to expense ...
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Buying car for cash or loan?

As I asked in another thread, I have job and savings of almost 50k. I am looking to buy a car, probably something used 1-3 years old so that I don't get hit by the quick depreciation on a new car. I ...
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Is it ok to go to mortgage underwriting with two different lenders at the same time?

I am in a situation where I need to get a mortgage in a short period of time. My situation is unique and I want to make sure the mortgage gets approved. I started working with a small bank and it died ...
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Are 401K loan repayments considered tax deductible?

I took out a 401k loan 1.5 years back for a home down payment. The loan had a 36 month term, and I was making payments thro' payroll deductions from my employer. I recently quit that job, and I am ...
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Advantages of paying more of your mortgage while you know you won't continue to live there your whole life

Recently I bought a house for 140k in the Netherlands. It had a mortgage of 110k (3,0% interest) and a startersloan of 30k (4,0% interest, no payments/interest the first 3 years). I am getting ...
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What prevents interest rates from rising?

When you take a loan, you have to pay it back in the form of interest. However to my knowledge interest rates vary over time. What legal factors are preventing the interest rates from spiking and ...
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How is minimum payment calculated for this daily amortized loan?

I'm trying to figure out how the bank calculated the minimum payment for a personal loan. Starting Principle: $6,800 Interest Rate: 13.750% Loan Term: 36 months Payment Frequency: Monthly Start ...
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What factors should go into determining interest rates and other terms for a loan to small business?

If as a private individual (friend/family), I would like to loan money to someone to start a small business: What factors should I take into account when determining the interest rate? Are there ...
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Estimating rates on potential loans without officially applying

Is there any way to estimate the rates on a potential loan without applying? I'm thinking of some calculator that takes into account: Loan type (auto/revolving/installment/mortgage/etc) Your income ...
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How to recover value from a term life insurance policy?

This happened in Canada. A person has a life insurance policy that matures in 2024 (in 9 years) and he has been paying monthly premium since 1996 (for 19 years). He lost his job and is not able to ...
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Auto Loan just to improve already excellent credit

My credit score is pretty close to 800 (around 780 IIRC). I'd like to do what I can to push it over the line. Loan diversity looks to be the best option. I'll be buying a car soon, and could pay ...
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Mortgage vs. Loan?

I understand the math behind how banks calculate the interest to principal ratio throughout the amortization period. I want to know why banks want you to pay as much interest as possible first? In a ...
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What to do with this cash- pay off ONE card, or pay down a few?

I've got a $5k payment coming through with about $12k in CC debt, over 4 cards. 1 card is at $3000 (total line is $4k), 14.8% interest rate, another at $3450(total line is 4.5k), 19.3% interest rate, ...
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Calculate Months Until Loan Break-Even (Lender Perspective)

I'm invested in LendingClub and I want to take a loan and be able to calculate the date that I would break even. I want to know the date when my investment (note amount) equals the total payments ...
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How can I judge loan availability?

I want to apply for home loan ( I am from India ). But I did not know If I am qualified for loan or not. Previous history is that I already have a home loan for a property through my family. That ...
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To pay off a student loan, should I save up a lump sum payoff payment or pay extra each month?

I am a new college graduate with a student loan of $17k at 6.8% interest. The monthly minimum payment due is $193. I have been paying the minimum amount, and then taking that same amount and placing ...
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Loan to son - how to get it back

A few years ago, we loaned our son money to start a business, which did not flourish. Yep, we know now it was a bad idea. But now, we owe $54k on our equity line, which he is only paying interest ...
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How soon (after your first credit card statement ever) do you get a credit file/history in Canada?

How many days after your first credit card statement EVER does one get a credit report on file with one of the two Canadian bureaus? I'm trying to develop Canadian credit on my first credit card and I ...
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Calculating total number of monthly payments in Excel using NPER and PMT?

How to calculate the total number of monthly payments given the amount of loan ($275,000), the annual interest rate (4.35%) and the number of years (30)? I'm confused because I'm trying to use the ...
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new car loan vs use mortgage loan to pay for car

We have a mortgage loan for 3.5% and just got a car loan for 1.49%. My husband thinks we should pay off the car with our mortgage loan instead of using the car loan because we can claim mortgage ...
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Can my U.K. limited company lend money to a director or another person?

Can a limited company lend money to the director or another person? What are the limits, the rules, any minimum rate, the things to know...?
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Value of a collateralized asset

I own a duplex and a business I am a part of wants to purchase more property. In order for the business I am involved in to get the loan needed I was given the option to put up my duplex as ...
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Are companies like EquityZen legitimate and useful?

There are a list of companies claiming to provide liquidation for employees who have ISOs in private startups but don't have the means to exercise them (because of the ridiculous amount of phantom tax ...
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How useful is pre-approval from multiple lenders?

How useful is it to get pre-approval from multiple lenders on a home loan? Is it really possible to find better rates this way?
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How to calculate Annual Percentage Rate of a loan with unequal periodic payments?

Let's say we borrow a loan of $1000. We pay back to bank $100 per month but for some stupid reason the last payment is smaller and equals $50. This is a common case in my country. How then the APR ...
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What can I do about recovering a vehicle that I co-signed for on a personal loan?

I took out a personal loan with my ex-boyfriend to buy him a truck (I know, I'm stupid). I am the primary on the loan because I had the better credit score so it lowered the interest rate. We are 8 ...
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Incorrect XIRR value of installment loan?

Using a financial calculator I was able to determine the interest rate of an installment loan with principal of 14975, payments of 444.56 and 60 month term is .2557%. However, when I put the loan ...
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Co-signed a loan and I need to have my name removed

I co-signed on a car loan with my partner, and now that we are no longer together I want to have my name removed. He has had the car a year now and has been on his job over an year, but he won't do ...
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Can a dealer keep my deposit (on a non-existant car) if my loan is not approved?

I am going through the process of ordering a car. It's a factory order, so it's not like it is sitting in the lot. The dealer said I had to pay a deposit of $1000, which I did. Then I applied for ...
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How to send full loan amount to India from Saudi Arabia?

I work in Saudi Arabia, I took a loan here, nearly 10 lakhs Indian Rupees (1,000,000 Indian Rupees). My questions are: How to send the full loan amount from Saudi Arabia (money exchange), because ...
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Applied for loans but chosen not to take them, will this look like I was refused?

So I applied for several loans to buy a car, trying to take advantage of the low interest rates at the moment. All of them came back with higher interest rates than were advertised. I've subsequently ...
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Should I make partial pre-payments on an actuarial loan?

I discovered today that a loan I took out for home improvements doesn't use simple interest. I'm pretty frustrated with myself for not realizing this before I signed for it. Regardless, I'm trying ...
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Shopping around for loans without detrimentally effecting credit rating/chance of getting said loan?

I've found myself stuck in a quandary. I put a deposit down on a car and I'm trying to obtain a personal loan based on this. The problem is that I'm finding that despite passing all initial checks ...
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Loan of $70k from a friend [closed]

I want to loan $70 k from a friend of mine for a investment.
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Can having a co-signer on a house loan reduce the down payment required?

I have worked as a freelance web designer for 3 years before taking a salary job at a company 6 months ago. I have enough money saved up and make enough at this job to own a house but I doubt I will ...
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What is a tranche?

I am studying Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs) - My understanding is that the product consists of mortgages which have real estate as collateral. The mortgages are bundled in batches ...
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Pay for a cheap car or take out a loan?

I have $2,000 in total in my savings account for a car but I am starting a better paying job in three months and I will need a car to get to it. At the moment, I am biking to my current job. I am just ...