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I have a 2008 hhr that I'm financing and found out it needs a new engine

I owe 8000 on it and it's worth about 5,000. I have a 620 credit. I could... Sell the car on Craigslist and pay the difference and get into a new car loan. Trade in the car even though I'll be ...
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Using a current house as collateral for a loan to buy another house

If my name is on the deed of one house (the deed only, not the current mortgage on the house), can I use the house as collateral to obtain another loan for another house?
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car loan but 2 people on title

Can one person take out a car loan but have two people on the car's title?....If I am on the title my son's car insurance drops significantly but he wants to take the car loan out himself (to build ...
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Are guarantor loans reliable or shady business?

One of the hard things about living in the UK and being an immigrant is paying rent 6 months upfront (of course, unless you have a guarantor... which is usually parents who are not in the UK). My ...
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Does size of down payment affect chances of home loan approval?

Does the size of my down payment on a house affect the chances I'll be approved for a loan? Can a 50% down payment overcome a relatively low credit score?
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Will our hefty student loans affect our chances of getting a mortgage?

My husband and I live simply but we're content. I'm an avid budgeter and love finding ways to be frugal. My dilemma right now is that we've been able to keep our living expenses below what we make, ...
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Loan Amortization with Daily Calculation

I'm trying to solve this Loan Amortization Question. Principal = $125000 Interest = 8.5% Compounded semi annually Duration is 10 years (120 months) Monthly Payments Loan given on 7/31/2009 First ...
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Amortization Payments with a delay in initial payments

Typically a loan is disbursed and a month later is when payments are to be made. But there can be an agreement where it's to be delayed for a year or as short or as long as they want. I'm wondering ...
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How do I determine how long it will take to pay off my all my loans?

Right now I have a spreadsheet with the loans I have, the interest rates the are each at, and how much I am putting toward each in monthly payments. I then calculate how long each loan will take to ...
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Smartest Place to Put Tax Refund

Background: I graduated from university 9 months ago with roughly $30k USD in student loan debt, with interest rates from 3.1% to 6.5%, minimum payments are $300/month. Loan balances are from $2500 ...
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Refinance a land loan into a mortgage loan

If I obtain a 10 year land loan and but finance the build of a house with my own money will I be able to refinance that land loan into a conventional 30 year mortgage loan eventually?
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Remedies for Defaulting on a 401(k) loan

I changed employers and am unable to pay back my 401(k) loan within the 60-day period allowed. I realize this will default the loan and I will receive a 1099-R, have to pay taxes and penalties. The ...
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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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Can I use myself as collateral?

I want a big loan and decided I have nothing of tangible worth to support repayment, so I was wondering if I could put myself up (literally) as collateral. I suppose this could be understood as me ...
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Calculating interest accrued for 30/360

my typical interest calculation is Actual/Actual or Actual/365. I'm curious to how 30/360 should be calculated if the duration is not from beginning of the month to the end of the month. For example ...
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Mortgage lenders asking questions about personal expenditure

When applying for a mortgage, the lender or broker typically asks several questions regarding your income and expenditure. One question often asked is how much money you typically spend per month on ...
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refinance US auto loan in Canada

I will be living/working in Canada for the next 3 years. A friend of mine now working in Canada pointed out that, with the falling value of the Canadian dollar, his US auto loan has been accelerating. ...
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How often should I pay my student loans?

I've got ~$30K in student loan debt, spread out between different loans with different interest rates. My minimum payment is $190, but I'm in a financial position where I can afford about $750 per ...
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Pay off student loan or contribute to my 401k?

I am 30 years old and make about $2400/mo take-home. I was paying two student loans, one was $250/mo and the other is $410/mo. I paid off the $250/mo loan, and I have to decide if I should put the ...
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Buying a property for 3 years and then selling

I have recently taken on a fixed-term contract for three years, which is giving me a salary significantly higher than I am used to. After the three years, however, it is very likely that my salary ...
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Calculating long intervals of Interest with Simple Interest Formula

My last post Calculating long intervals of Interest calculates interest using compounding formula. But what about calculating simple interest accrued where the day count is actual/actual and it goes ...
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Key aspect of Repurchase Agreement which differeniate it from Loans

I was reading up on Repurchase agreement when I came across a rather interesting statement Although the transaction is similar to a loan, and its economic effect is similar to a loan, the ...
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Should I pay off my 401k loan or reinvest the funds elsewhere?

I have a loan out on my employer 401k plan for $50k, which I took out for the purchase of a home (so there was no penalties, or taxes withheld). The interest rate is 4%, which I'm paying into the ...
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Building Credit for a Young Person with No Credit

I don't have any credit established but I'm a computer programmer and I make pretty good money. I'm 21 and I would like to buy a new car. I can't get a loan because I don't have any credit and I've ...
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Effective Interest Rate from bifurcated interest rate

Here goes, this is the scope of my question: Say I want to take out a credit card, that has 0% interest for 12 months, when at the 13th month, whatever debt is taken out on the card will be subjected ...
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Capitalizing a charge with an amortization schedule

I'm trying to get more information on how I should be processing Fee Charges if they are supposed to be capitalized. If I make monthly payments, my last payment was December 31 and my next payment is ...
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Paying off a mortgage early

I am thinking about buying a property with a mortgage in the UK, living in it for 3 years, and then selling it. This is because at that point, I will probably be moving out of the city I am currently ...
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Should I take out a bigger mortgage, or pay a greater cash deposit?

Let's say I want to buy a house worth £400k. I can get a mortgage up to £300k, and I have £150k cash sitting in the bank. Which would be my best option: 1) Take out the maximum mortgage of £300k and ...
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Can anyone help me understand my loan payment?

My loan was $40500 for five years with 9% interest per year. I do not understand the total I would have to pay. I have been paying 700 per month since 2006 and it feels like I've been paying forever. ...
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Help with Loan Amortization Question

Hello I'm stuck on a question if anyone could walk me through on the steps that would be great. This is a loan Amortization question The principal amount is $100,000 The Interest Rate is 3% The ...
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In which situations is it better to consider a loan instead of paying cash?

I live in France where credit cards are less widespread than in the U.S. The default account for us is a checking account. Often you can't spend more than what is in your account; otherwise you have ...
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Paying $1000 a month to keep a car in New York City

I am 25 working in New York city making ~117k a year. After tax and various pre-tax deductions, (mta fare etc) my take home is just shy of 6k a month. I pay $1875 in rent a month for a nice ...
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gift is taxable but is “loan” or “debt” taxable?

For tax purpose in the US, what are the differences between (a) you give away your money - gift tax? (b) you loan someone some money - tax free? (c) you pay back the debt you owe - tax free or tax ...
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home loans and title problems

Me and a family member bought a house with both names on the title but my family member names is on the loan, now we want to change the title and loan to my name only, but I heard we can not do this ...
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Proper/best way to loan money to a family member

If I want to loan money to a family member so that they can pay off student loans quicker, I have a few questions. Is it inevitably taxed by the government? What is proper documentation procedure ...
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How are RSU's factored into Income during loan qualification?

I'm new to the tech industry and was wondering how RSU's factor into loan qualification. RSU's particularly at more established companies are essentially cash. They may change with the stock price ...
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Simple Interest to Compound Interest

In simple annual interest terms 60/2000 is 3%. But what is the rate if this is the total interest paid on 2000 after monthly compounding over 3 years?
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Cosigned on a loan. If I pay loan off, are purchases now mine?

I cosigned a loan for my ex on a refrigerator, microwave, and oven. I know it wasn't smart. But if I pay off loan, can I retrieve the items?
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Credit Unions vs Bank Mortgage

I am a first time home buyer. My home-buying credit score is 620. I was recently preapproved for an FHA loan with my bank. The interest rate is decent at 3.75%, the only issue is I will have to pay ...
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Does anyone offer no interest loans?

Is such a loan possible, where the borrower repays back to the lender the exact sum that was borrowed in the first place? Say for example, a borrower receives $100 loan from the lender for 10 years, ...
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Borrow from American 401k from Canada

If I have a 401k with (for the sake of argument) $100,000 in the US, and I want to borrow the maximum ($50,000) for a mortgage on a house in Canada, is this possible? If so, what are some of the ...
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Would it be advantageous for me to pay off these two credit cards and cancel them with a 401k loan?

I'm considering taking a loan on my 401k in order to pay off and close 2 credit cards. I have approximately 30 years until I consider retiring. The amount of the loan will be $1700 which is less ...
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First Mortgage - Finding a Lender

I have been looking for a home in the US, I am a first time buyer and was wondering if someone with more experience than me can recommend ways to find a good lender? I started off by talking to my ...
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Refinancing Loans from USA to India

I have a friend living in USA who is a US citizen. He can take a loan of X$ from a US bank as a personal loan or a business loan. Can he finance my company in India with this loan he availed from USA ...
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How does a variable interest rate loan work?

I took out a $100,000 loan on my house on a variable rate loan at 4.5% for 30 years. For example, see this calculator. Assuming the interest rate stays the same, the final cost will be $145,000. In ...
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Best mortgage options when you have less than 20% downpayment?

Whats the best way to buy a home (condo) when you have less than 20% downpayment? I'll have closer to 10%. Should I just pay PMI or take out a loan for the other 10% or something else? I live in ...
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Correct way to calculating interest accrued with leap year

Principal is $119,654.7 compounding semi annually Disbursal Date is 11/25/2015 Initial Payment is 3/15/2016 Interest Rate 9.1% In this case - there is 36 days in 365 - there is 75 days in ...
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can someone else put up the collateral for a loan?

We were talking today at work and I am curious... Say an individual (Mary) is looking at a 20k bank loan. Mary has no assets to secure the loan. Could some else (Joe) (parent, friend, sibling,whoever) ...
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How do I calculate interest on a personal loan with irregular withdrawals and payments?

Several years ago, I loaned money to a family member. They borrowed different amounts at irregular intervals. They are now beginning to repay, so I want to establish exactly how much they owe. I have ...
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Lowest Interest Options for Short-Term Loan

I am looking for a short-term loan in the amount of $15k to buy some household items. I will be able to return the money in full by 3 months I have a credit score of 760+. Currently, I am seeing ...