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Origination Free

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When you apply for an unsecured loan, you probably expect to receive that amount in full. What you might not expect is for there to be an origination fee attached to that. With unsecured loans…

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How to Meet Your Financial Goals

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The #1 mistake most people make when setting their financial goals is not making their goals a priority. Too many times, you’ll set a financial goal, such as saving for retirement, saving for a down payment…

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How We Decided to Combine Our Finances

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(Image by Flickr user theologhia via Creative Commons CC BY 2.0) When my husband and I first got married, we decided to combine our finances right away. This decision was spurred mostly by the fact that…

Meet the Avantee: Tong Lu, Making Sense of Big Data

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Data is the lifeblood of everything we do at Avant, so we sat down with Tong Lu, lead Data Scientist at Avant. He talked to us about his work with models and analytics. What made…

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A New Chapter

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What’s in a name? Since 2013, we’ve been wondering the same thing. We started AvantCredit to provide consumers access to a new way to borrow and built technology that has redefined the financial industry, and…

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First-Timers Guide To Creating A Budget

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(This is a guest post by Jon Dulin of MoneySmartGuides.) Let’s face facts, if you want to get ahead financially, you need to make sure you are not spending more than you make. It’s the first habit…

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Meet the Avantee: Jake Nice

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At Avant, we’re proud of our rotational program that enables us to expose new hires to a variety of departments within the company. The Avant Management Program (AMP) empowers a new hire to become an expert…

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Meet the Avantee: Charles Whittaker

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At AvantCredit, we have the tremendous opportunity to work with professionals from a variety of backgrounds ranging from finance to marketing to data to technology. In the talent pool here, there are entrepreneurs of all sorts…

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6 Reasons You Should Never Lend Money to Anyone

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Some people feel friendship and money don’t mix, and if you want to protect a relationship, don’t lend money to anyone. Of course, this is easier said than done. It’s hard to turn our backs…