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

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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


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 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


Starting Your Loan Down the Right Path

Managing your loan doesn’t have to be a hassle. At the start of your loan, there are a few simple steps you can take that will help set you up for a successful repayment. Here are some strategies to help


What Does APR Mean When Buying a Home?

If you’re planning to buy a home or already have a mortgage, you need to understand what APR means in this context.  In essence, the APR for a mortgage includes all costs you pay (including origination fees, interest, etc.) so


What Does APR Mean When Buying a Car?

Looking to finance a new car? Here are some things to consider when it comes to interest for auto loans. Typically, APR on an auto loan works similarly to APR on an unsecured loan, where simple interest accrues daily based


What Does APR Mean With A Credit Card?

You probably know that a credit card accrues interest over time if you don’t pay your full balance each month. Let’s break down what APR means and how it works when it comes to credit cards. What does APR stand


What Does 0% APR Really Mean?

Many advertisements for credit cards and auto loans these days proudly announce that they have a 0% APR (for an introductory period). So what does 0% introductory APR on a credit card mean? Well, it does mean you can avoid


What Does APR Mean?

Unless you’ve just woken up from a 100-year sleep, you’ve heard the phrase “APR” mentioned in countless car commercials, radio ads for home loans, and credit card offers. But what does APR mean exactly? Well, there’s the short answer and

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