Questions tagged [loans]

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Is installment the same thing as amortization?

Trying to make sense of the difference between installment and amortization. They seem to be used interchangeably in some places but to me it seems like amortization should be amount that you pay off ...
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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'...
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Pay off home loan early

I currently own a house in northern VA that's paid in full. I want to buy a new house in a development being built in MD. A friend recommended getting a loan for the new house and put mine on the ...
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What are the tax implications of lending to my own LLC?

Well, as I mentioned before, I'm buying rental property under the name of my LLC (California). I used cash for the purchases, but the initial investment I made in the company was not enough to cover ...
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Loan from Canada to UK

I live in Canada. My brother in the U.K. is thinking of purchasing a house with his wife. They are both teachers and careful with their money but don't yet have money for a down-payment. I am ...
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How can someone with a new job but no credit history get a loan to settle another debt?

I was recently hit with a large personal debt, something that can't go against my credit score, but might if it ever went to court/collections. However, it came unexpectedly, and I am now looking for ...
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Do I have an option to transfer parent plus loans to myself?

My wife and I are currently about to start our payments for student loans. All of our loans are federal student loans through Direct Loans. We also have a parent plus loan, which is technically under ...
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What are some motivating ways to track performance of paying back a loan?

I have a mortgage right now and I am motivated to pay it off as fast as possible. I have thought of a few key performance indicators that I store in a spreadsheet and check on each month. These ...
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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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Loan repayment help

My dad got a loan against his house for $40k and let me borrow 10k. The terms were that I would pay him back the $10k I borrowed. I have since paid $16,800 and my dad says I still owe another $5,800. ...
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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 ...
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How to save the most money paying off a 20% interest car loan in 1-2 years?

Long story short: My girlfriend has a 20.53% APR car loan. No one will refinance the loan because of the value of the car, roughly $5,000. Theres still 50 months left on the loan. Total left with ...
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What are some examples of unsecured loans

I am writing an essay on unsecured loans and am now trying to find some examples, so that I may then talk about the pros and cons for each example. I have already mentioned credit cards and an ...
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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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How to remove late payment of student loan from report (credit report dispute failed)

About 6 years ago, I became 'late' on some payments to the then Sallie Mae. I am current now (have been ever since) although because it was three loans from the same company, there are three bad marks ...
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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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Why shouldn't I consider a 401k loan to myself within my bond allocation?

I have seen broad advice against 401k loans. I question this. Why shouldn't I consider a 401k loan to myself within my bond allocation? Assuming I have trust in my employment cash flow and taxable ...
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Can banks deny that you've paid your loan?

As expressed in the title, can a bank deny it that you've paid back the loan? Or how can you make sure that won't happen? My sister recently got married, but she freaked out when her husband told her ...
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Which loan should I offset?

Imagine I have two loans, one is 300k and the other is 50k. I also have an offset account with 35k in it. All income is going in to the offset account and so it should rise rapidly. If i offset the ...
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Should I leave my full time job to finish school quicker? [closed]

I currently have a well paying full time job as a web developer, I am also currently going to college part time taking about 6 credits per semester. At this rate it will take me much longer to finish ...
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Is it worth it to take a car loan to improve credit ratings?

I've been considering buying a car recently, but I know that, as I am young, I don't currently have a credit score, as I really haven't needed credit up until now. So, would it be better to take a ...
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If the creditor goes bankrupt, am I still required to pay back the principal I owe?

If I borrow money from a credit union (and make monthly payments) and the credit union goes bankrupt, am I still required to pay the money back? If the organization is bankrupt, to whom would I be ...
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Is this “approved” online loan a scam? I was asked for my user name and password

I'm pretty sure what the answer is, but I don't want my desperation to cloud my judgment. I was approved for a loan after giving my bank account and routing info. They requested to verify the account ...
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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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What costs should I consider when planning to maintain a vacant condo for a few years?

I have a job offer in a different city. I currently own a condo that I may return to but that would be really nice to have as a hub for returning to visit family as well as I have a family member who ...
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Should I pay off my car loan within first year or wait until at least one year has passed?

I have the capability of paying off my car loan of around $15,000 by end of June next year, however this loan started this month. I have heard loans/accounts kept open for more than a year are on ...
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Homeowner's association funding a project in a condo: Bank wants an individual guarantor. What to do?

From time to time my HOA (homeowner's association) needs extra money for a project (eg painting fences, fixing roofs, plumbing repair, etc). They typically respond by raising the monthly HOA dues for ...
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why don't banks invest money in mutual funds or shares instead of giving personal loans

Banks offer personal loan at interest rate of 11 %, but why don't they invest those money in mutual funds or shares and earn more ?
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Loan repayment calculation and monthly compounding interest problem

I need to write a mock up application that returns a quote to potential borrowers. The specification says that "The monthly and total repayment should use monthly compounding interest". Program ...
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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

Okay. 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 ...
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Student loan repayment question (UK)

I have significant student loan debt. I am on plan 2 repayment and just received my first payslip. I earn £22k and so by their rules I need to pay back 9% of my annual salary over £21k that being in ...
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Equation or program for determining in which order to pay several debts

I have 9 different debts (5 of which are student loans) each with a different interest rate (ranging from 3.4% APR to 10.9% APR). I want to find out in which order paying them off would take the least ...
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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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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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Can I put my personal loan into my savings account until I use it all?

We applied for a personal loan of a value that we know we have to use over a few months. Can I put it in my savings account or an ISA account until we use it all? I live in the UK. Thanks.
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Car loan and removing my ex from the loan?

My ex and I bought a car a couple of years ago and we have not been together now for over a year and half. I have the car and I make all the payments and now that I want to refinance and buy another ...
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Does setting up a company for your own improves credibility?

I have been working as a freelancer for quite a while now. Today, when I am trying to get a car loan, the agency asked me: Are you currently employed and have regular salary? (No) Do you have a ...
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Lending money to colleague with interest - how to legally bind agreement

A colleague of mine has student loan debt of ~35K at 7% APR interest. I have more than enough principal to pay off his debt, and for my troubles (and risk), I think asking for a 4% APR is not out of ...
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person on loan with cosigner

My son is buying a vehicle and the person on the loan as a co-signer broke up with him. My son has made almost all of the payments. Now when the loan is paid off, how does my son get his ex's name ...
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Is it possible to remove and replace a cosigner?

Is it possible to remove a cosigner from a car loan and replace with a new cosigner? If the new cosigner possesses a legal driver's license, and the cosigner to be replaced has no driver's license, ...
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How does the amount of down payment of a car affect loans/interest?

My credit rating is poor but I'm looking at a car that is around 27,000. If I have a large down payment (40%) to put towards the purchase of the car would I still get approved for a loan for the ...
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Payday lender took all my money

I have foolishly taken out several loans from 'payday lenders' which escalated into me paying off loans with other loans and I am now trying to dig myself out of that hole. I am in Scotland. I have ...
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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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What steps or checks should I do to see if a lending company that cold-called me is legit? Too risky?

A few days ago I got a call from company asking me if I have any outstanding debts and saying they can help me with my debts. Well, I don't have any debts; though I use 3 credit cards, I always pay ...
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Could Paying Off Car Loans Early be Bad For Credit?

I am 22, I have had a couple of car loans that were both supposed to be 5 year loans. The first loan I started in November of 2015. I ended up paying off the loan in 9 months. After I paid it off, I ...
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How does the bank/IRS know whether a bank transfer over $14k is a gift or loan repayment?

Suppose I want to help a relative, an international student, pay his college tuition before he arrives in the US (let's say the amount is $20k, i.e., over the $14k tax-exempt limit for gifts). He'll ...
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When transferring money between two parties, under what circumstances is it considered taxable income?

According to this question, a 0% loan may not be legally considered a 'loan', but a 'gift', which is taxable. When attempting to research it I came across this; According to the IRS: You are ...
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High credit utilization, some high interest - but credit score not overly bad. How to attack debt in this situation?

I presently have: Credit Card, £2250 balance, interest rate of 17.43% Credit Card, £1500 balance, interest rate of 39.9% (3.5% min payment) Credit Card, £2400, interest rate of 34% Overdraft of £1300 ...
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Should I request a 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 new(...
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Can future rental income be applied to present debt-to-income ratio when applying for second mortgage?

If someone wants to purchase a second home as a source of rental income (and potential investment), would (or could) a lender apply the estimated future income from rent on to the present debt-to-...