When the U.S. economy took a dip into recession in the late 2000s, one of the effects was related to borrowing. Those looking to borrow to pay off debt found it much harder to qualify for a loan. Banks and other lending institutions would only approve those with the highest credit scores and the best payment histories. As a result, an alternative loan market began to arise – car title loans. Over the past decade, auto title loans have become more and more popular. Here’s why. [click to continue…]

Car title loans have become a more popular form of borrowing over the last decade as banks and traditional lenders have tightened their lending requirements. For all the bad publicity that car title loans receive, there are several positives associated with them. Let’s look at three. [click to continue…]

Credit card offers are everywhere and credit card companies, while stricter these days, still sign up new customers every single day. If you are one of those credit card owners that companies love, you are likely in debt. Credit card companies prefer it when you carry a balance on your card because they can charge you interest on it. For too many people, not understanding how credit card companies make money is a huge mistake. [click to continue…]

When there are major financial decisions to be made, people often seek out financial institutions for help. Ever since the economic downturn that started in the late 2000s, banks and credit unions have been much more stringent in their lending practices. Gone are the days of the no-income, no-asset loans, as well as loans for borrowers with bad credit. Without a solid credit history and a stable employment history, you are likely to be declined for a loan from your bank. That is why car title loans have become so important. [click to continue…]

One of the costlier bills you may have in your home is for electricity. We all need lights, refrigerators, computers, and we use electricity to power all these devices daily. If you feel like you are spending too much on your electric bill, there are some things you can do to lower it. Check out these energy-saving ideas and see if you can implement them in your household. [click to continue…]

Car title loans have become more popular over the past decade as financial institutions have tightened up their credit requirements. Borrowers who could easily turn to their banks for loans are now having to find alternatives. As a result, the number of vehicle title loans has increased dramatically. These types of loans have received plenty of negative publicity giving many people the wrong impression. When used correctly, a car title loan is perfectly legal and safe for a borrower. [click to continue…]

There are many potential borrowers these days that have limited alternatives. With the tightening of lending standards over the last decade, borrowing from banks and other financial institutions has become much more challenging. Car title loans have become more popular as a result. Some view these loans in a negative light, but if a borrower has a plan, a car title loan can be the perfect solution to money problems. [click to continue…]

One of the things that many American households are not very good at is saving money. If you are searching for the means to increase your savings, there are several different strategies. Here are five tips to saving more money. [click to continue…]

Who doesn’t want to save more money in 2017? Whether you are saving for retirement, for a vacation, or to make sure you have an emergency fund, anyone can save in 2017. It will take some discipline, but here are some things you can do this year to grow your savings. [click to continue…]