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Get a loan with low interest rate on small business

I'm sure everybody has or had this situation before. Basically, all my income (which is around $7K / month) is being washed off somewhere: rent payment + car payments + different insurances and so on. ...
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Under 18, loan possible?

I'm 17 and I got a car for dirt cheap, my mom and dad helped buy it at the time because it was a great one-time deal. The only problem is that driving school in MA is about $700 and it would really ...
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Mortgage as present value of resale worth

I would like to ask someone who is knowledgeable in home loan and mortgage financing. Consider a home with an appraisal value of $ 400k. Let the down payment on this mortgage be $80k (i.e. 20% of $...
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Understanding pledge, mortgage, and collateral in home buying

I am trying to better understand the terms pledge and collateral, in home buying. My understanding is that a Pledge is usually a pawn or piece of property used to secure "financing". When I try to ...
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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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Who gets the interest on a 401(k) loan?

I was looking at some information about my 401(k) and noticed that it's possible to take out a loan from your 401(k) - it was something like 6.5% interest, which probably isn't as good as a ...
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Can you build credit history without getting a credit cards or taking on debt?

As far as I know I have no credit history as I have never had a loan or credit card. I buy things using a debit card tied to my credit union bank account and prefer not to have a credit card at all. I ...
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Which debt(s) to minimize first to improve credit most quickly?

Current score is ~650. Looking to improve my credit as effectively as possible, as I'm looking into houses after getting married next summer. I'm coming off of a tougher employment patch so very much ...
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Questions about my credit score and how my debt/payments affect it

I've been out of college for a couple years and i'm quickly paying off my student loans. I have some loans and other bills I pay every month. I'll provide as many details as I can in order to get as ...
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Options for paying for a nonreturnable leased vehicle

Late last year, my girlfriend's car was stolen and subsequently destroyed. This car was a leased vehicle. For reasons beyond her control‡, the insurance had lapsed a few months prior. The ...
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Tax benefit on home loan of under construction as well as ready possession property

I am from Pune, India and working in Ratnagiri. I have purchased a under constructed flat as a Co-Owner in FY 18-19 in Pune. Possession will be after four years i.e. 2022. First Owner is my wife. We ...
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monthly payment discrepancy

8/28/2015 original post - I recently took out a loan as follows: loan amount: $116,000 interest rate: 4.75% term: 360 months When I calculate the monthly payment it comes out to $605.11/month. This ...
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Should I pay off my 401(k) loan ASAP?

I recently saw a question on the forum about "Should I pay off my Home LOAN from my 401(k) or continue to pay Interest to myself". Most responses seemed to think that paying it off ASAP was the best ...
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Mortgage vs cash for a first-time home buyer

I need advice: I'm in a condo contract, priced at $175K. I have been looking around for mortgage, and got a quote for a 3.125% 15-year mortgage with 20% down payment (so loan would be 140K). I was ...
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Mortgage broker vs bank mortgage for home buying

I'm a new home buyer, buying a condo. Now that we have already signed a contract, a question raised for me. Is it recommended to get a mortgage directly from a bank or through a mortgage broker? ...
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My mother co-signed for my car. Can she take it away from me if I am the one making car payments?

My credit is in the low 500s and I was unable to get a car loan. My mom cosigned for me and I've now had a beautiful car for three months. I've been making on-time payments, the registration is in my ...
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Securing a loan with a loan, does this even make sense?

My friend wants to buy a house; however he does not have the capital to put twenty percent down because he loaned out his capital as a secured business loan last? year. He thinks all other business ...
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I signed on as the co-signer on a car loan and somehow ended up being the primary name on the account

I know a person should never co-sign for anyone. I always have. This is why I feel so stupid but I signed on to a car loan 4 or 5 months ago for my ex. I was against it but the fact she was hanging my ...
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How to obtain “Negative Equity Insurance” aka “Home Equity Protection” aka “Equity Protection Policy” in the UK?

I'm searching for an insurance policy to protect against negative equity on a residential real-estate. The risk I'm trying to protect against is that house prices will fall. I'm looking for ...
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Help with NPV question

Consider two options to buy equipment for your emergency department. You are given the choice to pay $15,000 in cash now, or pay zero upfront, but make four payments of $5,000. If the cost of ...
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Are cosigner finder websites like hireacosigner.com, cosignerfinder.com etc. legit?

I am a foreigner to USA and would like to pursue masters in CS in USA. But based on the current state of USD, I won't be able to pay the costs of tuition on my own. So, I will be taking a loan from ...
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Prolonged low base rate and personal savings

The Fed recently has prolonged its low base rate and is even considering lowering it further. I am an EU resident, and our base rate is even lower - it has been 0% for several months and it seems that ...
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How to give collateral loan for car - India?

I am an Individual and my neighbour wants a loan on his car, what are the legal procedure to give such a loan?
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Best shot for small business loan given limited history, credit, etc

Suppose that a person is in dire need of a small business loan (complicated surrounding circumstances involving politics eliminate other options). They have the following assets: 6 year old LLC with ...
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Why would my pre-approval auto loan be denied, but chance of actual loan approved?

I have an income of roughly ~70k, a little over $50k after taxes. My only debts are housing expenses (rent and utilities) which total around $800 out of >$4000 a month net income. Recently, I was ...
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As a fresh graduate, should I get my first credit card? [duplicate]

Recently, I sat down with couple of my friends that are also a recent graduates. We talked about credit cards and it caught my attention. They told me that we should get our first credit card as ...
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Exact meaning of no prepayment penalty in installment loan

What exactly does the phrase "no prepayment penalty" mean? To illustrate, let's consider the following example: I borrow an installment loan of $1000 and it says that I need to pay $300 monthly for ...
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Taking a loan with a low interest and putting it into a Savings deposit with High interest [duplicate]

Can I make money from taking out a loan from a country with a low interest rate (such as Switzerland, that has an interest rate for loans from 4.9%) and put it into a fixed savings deposit account in ...
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Borrowing or raising funds against ISOs

I have some ISOs that are exercised (early exercised/bought) from two different companies I worked at. Their current values are around $15k each. These amounts aren't enough to transact with ...
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How old do I have to be to take a loan, and how should I go about the process?

I'm currently 16 and have been invited to attend a National Youth Conference for National Security in Washington DC this upcoming fall. I just moved in with my mom and this trip isn't exactly ideal ...
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How to structure a loan on inheritance?

My wife's father died last year and left a decent sized inheritance to my wife and her two brothers. The estate is complex and includes multiple IRAs and two trust funds, so settling the estate has ...
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What is today's price of €15.000 given 15 years ago?

15 years ago my father gave about €15.000 to a family member in exchange for her share in an inheritance (not materialized to this day). Now this family member has changed her mind and she wants to ...
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Is it sensible to borrow from a 401K to fund an IRA (traditional or Roth)?

Is it sensible to borrow from a 401K to fund an IRA (traditional or Roth)? I am aware of the downsides to borrowing from a 401K plan but if the principal is low and the maturity short (and no other ...
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How do I find out what is the minimum credit rating for a grad school loan (or undergrad) without a cosigner?

I'm in the US, and I'm trying to make a decision about my educational strategy. I have a basic idea of what I can do for unsecured undergrad bank loan, and what credit rating I would need. How can I ...
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Using 401k loan to payoff higher interest loan, how much am I saving?

Let's say I take out a $10k 401k loan at 6% interest. I then use this $10k to pay off a $10k debt at 10% interest. The question is this. What is my savings in doing this? The interest I pay on the ...
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Can I take my name out of a car loan? [duplicate]

I am in the process of buying a house and the bank requires that my name needs to be taken out of the car loan. My son is the cosigner, and my daughter (whom I bought the car for) is making the ...
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Can you use a small business loan as the down payment on a house?

My wife owns a small business and is looking to purchase a barn or small warehouse to store some of her rental items. We are also looking to purchase a new home for our family. Can she acquire a loan ...
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Loan vs Balance transfer - how to effectively calculate my way to a decision

Let us say I have $10k in a high interest debt. Or even some money I need to borrow for expenses. I am unable to clear the $10k in one payment and so putting it on a credit card won't make sense. ...
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Taking a small loan to improve Credit Score

Younger me made some horrible financial mistakes. Now as the idea of a house loan is not a far distance fantasy anymore, I think about how to improve the score. I already read several sources to ...
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Does installment loan amount affect credit score?

I am looking to finance a new car purchase. The total cost of the car comes out to $18k, and I am able to put up to $10k down. Assuming that my goal is to maximize my credit score in the long run, ...
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Why is it so hard to get a quality loan as an individual?

Currently federal funds rate is 2%, this is about what it should cost for a bank to borrow money from the government. I doubt lending money costs them much more than this. Loans taken by corporations ...
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How to use my IRA as a 60 day loan?

I've seen many people on this site mention being able to use the 60 days allowed to move funds from one IRA account into another as a vehicle for a short-term loan. What do I need to know and beware ...
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Loan Denial and Reapplying

I recently applied for a personal loan. I made it to the final stage of approval after uploading my paystubs, payoff notices, bank statements, etc. I ultimately received a decline notice stating that '...
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Recent college grad. Down payment on a house or car?

So here's the situation I'm facing. I've recently graduated college but have been working for a while now. I've managed to save up around $10,000 aside for my "money to live" stash. And like most ...
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Partnering on purchasing a property

I want to partner with my 70-year old mother in law to buy a property. She is going to put $200K down and I am going to get $400K loan (since she won't qualify for loan, and I have a 780 credit score ...
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Pay off student loans vs pay myself and try to get PSLF? (is my math right?)

I am trying to decide between paying off my student loans in 5 years vs attempting to quality for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), which I could conceivably do in 5 years. My options are to 1) ...
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How can I support myself financially as a 17 year old with a loan?

I'm a 17 year old Ohio high school student who makes ~$160 a month working minimum wage. I have a $3500 loan (4 year duration) to pay off for a car with ~$2880 left. Monthly payments are ~$80 for ...
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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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I need a tiny amount of money right now, but I can't find lending options. Why don't lending services cater to those who seek very tiny loans? [closed]

I'm looking to drop $20 in the stocks now, but I don't have this money currently available. Is there any kind of micro/nano-loaning service where one can borrow a very small amount of funds and pay ...
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How do I get my student loans that were waived due to disability, not to be treated as income by IRS?

I went to college, graduated and had a bunch of student loans. I got them waived, on account of being permanently disabled. Now the loan organization is going to report this as income to the IRS. I'...