When to Pay Off Your Credit Card Bill

When it comes to using a credit card responsibly, it’s important to understand when to pay off your credit card bill. Carrying a balance on your credit card may lead to high interest charges and/or potentially negatively impact your credit score, making it more difficult to get approved for loans or credit cards in the future. On the other hand, paying your bill on-time – or early – and in full each month may help you establish a positive credit



Avant COVID-19 Readiness Plan

This page has been updated to reflect our most recent policies for how we are supporting customers through COVID-19. We will continue to make updates to this page as appropriate. We’re actively monitoring the news about the coronavirus COVID-19, and

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What Happens When Debt Goes to Collections?

Anyone who has fallen behind on credit card payments, or loan payments, or other types of outstanding debt, may find their outstanding balance transferred to a debt collector. A debt collector is typically a person or agency paid by creditors

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5 Ways to Prepare for a Recession

According to the Economist, a recession is a period of significant decline in economic activity. Outputs and investment suffer, as do business profits and there is typically rising unemployment. To help ensure you and your family are least affected, here

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How Much Money Should Be In My Emergency Fund?

What is an Emergency Fund? An emergency fund is an easily accessible pool of money set aside in case of an urgent or unforeseen financial situation. Financial ups and downs occur naturally, so it pays to be prepared for the


Personal Loan Calculator

When it comes to loan repayment, nobody likes surprises. The personal loan payment calculator from Avant allows you to estimate monthly payments for the loan you need. Simply input the amount you want to borrow, how many months until repayment,

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Types of Personal Loans

Life sometimes throws us a curveball and we find that we may need a little extra money. Luckily, there are a number of different types of personal loans available to help you through difficult times. Banks and other lenders offer

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How Do You Build Credit?

How to Build Credit Your credit can impact virtually all of the financial aspects of your life. Anything that requires a credit check – like buying a car, getting a mortgage, or even renting an apartment – is made more

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How Does a Personal Loan Affect Your Credit Score?

Thinking about a personal loan? It could be a great solution to pay for unexpected costs, urgent expenses, or to consolidate debt. Taking out a personal loan may also help build your credit when you make payments on time and

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How to Get a Personal Loan

If you ever need to pay for large or unexpected expenses, one of the options you have is to apply for a personal loan. When applying for a personal loan, however, remember that it’s not just the amount of money


What is Creditworthiness?

Creditworthiness is a measure of a person’s likelihood and ability to repay their debts. It is one of many measures a lender can use to determine if you will be approved for a new credit card, loan, or line of


How to Pay Off Your Debt Faster

Key Takeaways If your debt is weighing you down, it’s time to break free of it. While you can’t just make it disappear, you can use strategies like debt consolidation and a targeted repayment approach to ease the load, helping

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Protect Yourself from These COVID-19 Scams

Hard times bring out the best in us, or at least that’s what we like to remember when we’re struggling with the bewildering changes that COVID-19 has brought to the world. Unfortunately, hard times can bring out the worst in

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Accessing Money From Your 401K During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For individuals affected by the coronavirus, the CARES Act provides favorable tax treatment for coronavirus-related withdrawals up to $100,000 from an eligible retirement account. So if you’ve lost hours from temporary business closures, took time off to care for family

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