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Unchained Capital’s Secure Crypto-Backed Loans Let Holders Leverage Bitcoin and Ethereum Investments While Maintaining Their Value

Unchained Capital’s Secure Crypto-Backed Loans Let Holders Leverage Bitcoin and Ethereum Investments While Maintaining Their Value

In a Nutshell: Investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a long-term strategy to grow funds has recently become more popular with consumers. One problem that existed in this strategy was that active investors could not actually make use of their crypto funds without selling them. Unchained Capital is a company that helps solve this problem with its crypto-secured loans. Investors can now make use of the value of their cryptocurrency holdings and maintain the benefits of crypto... read more »

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for an 800 to 850 Credit Score

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for an 800 to 850 Credit Score

At the end of any good video game, just before the credits roll, are the words that vindicate the hard work and hours of time invested in beating each boss and mastering each level: "You Win!" If consumer credit were a video game, hitting an 800+ credit score would also come with pixelated fireworks and those coveted words. Because it's true — when your credit score is in the 800 to 850 range, you've done it; you've won the credit score game. Congratulations! You are now among... read more »

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 750 to 800 Credit Score

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 750 to 800 Credit Score

In popular culture, a skeleton key is often described as a key that can open any lock. While truly universal skeleton keys don't exist in the real world — we have too many lock variations for just one key, no matter how revered — skeleton keys remain a popular literary device. What's more, they're also a pretty good metaphor for having excellent credit. With a credit score of 750 or higher, you're firmly in the excellent-credit category, and your high credit score is essentially... read more »

16 Best Short-Term Loans for Bad Credit in 2018

16 Best Short-Term Loans for Bad Credit in 2018

Finding a decent loan with bad credit can feel a lot like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack — in the dark. With a candle. Sure, you need the light, but you could set the whole thing on fire with one wrong move. Indeed, the struggle to find a loan with poor credit is two-fold; simply finding a loan can be tough, but the real trick is finding a loan that won't be so expensive that it puts you in more financial trouble. For short-term loans, the right solution will... read more »

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 700 to 750 Credit Score

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 700 to 750 Credit Score

Although the little white mile markers on the side of the highway have lost some significance in our digital, GPS-enabled lives, anyone who slogs through a long commute can appreciate the value in knowing you're that much closer to home. For credit-building consumers, the journey to excellent credit is also studded with valuable signposts that let you know you're closer to your goal. And one of the most important mile markers along your path will be reaching — and then exceeding... read more »

How Firefly Credit Union Helps Foster Families Afford Agency Expenses with Low-Interest Adoption Loans

How Firefly Credit Union Helps Foster Families Afford Agency Expenses with Low-Interest Adoption Loans

In a Nutshell: Minnesota-based Firefly Credit Union aims to bring families together by providing a fixed line of credit that can be used to fund up to 90% of adoption expenses. Working with two US agencies, Firefly launched its adoption loan program in early 2018 to assist growing families in managing the cost of taking a child into their homes. Today, the credit union continues to expand its network of adoption agencies as it helps families welcome kids into their forever homes. // ... read more »

8 Best Cards & Loans to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

8 Best Cards & Loans to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

With interest rates on the rise thanks to an improving economy, many may be thinking about reducing their debts. While debt consolidation may not be the solution for everyone, it can be effective for many consumers as a way to reduce interest and simplify their finances. Consolidating credit card debt with a balance transfer credit card or a personal loan can be the ticket to getting your debt under control, but it can also be a path to even more financial trouble. The key to... read more »

12 Guaranteed Installment Loans for Bad Credit

12 Guaranteed Installment Loans for Bad Credit

It often feels as though we live in a litigious society, one in which few lawsuits are considered frivolous and any perceived slight can be addressed in a court of law. As a result, certain terms and phrases have become practically too dangerous to wield. For example, few financial services companies will dare to use the term "guarantee" for, well, anything. There really are no guarantees in finance, and claiming to guarantee anything, like approval for a credit product, is simply... read more »

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 650 to 700 Credit Score

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 650 to 700 Credit Score

A common adage for describing a process that takes time is to say, "It's not a sprint — it's a marathon." But, in some cases, that description is misleading; after all, a marathon can be completed in a matter of days. Some things can take years to accomplish. Things like building — or rebuilding — a good credit score, which typically takes at least 12 months of responsible credit use to reach. But, once you see your score rise into the 650 to 700 range, you know you're... read more »

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 600 to 650 Credit Score

8 Best Loans & Credit Cards for a 600 to 650 Credit Score

Although 18 is the age at which most Americans gain the legal rights and responsibilities of an adult, whether you're considered an adult or a minor at that age tends to vary based on the situation. You're old enough to vote — but you can't buy beer. Similarly, having a FICO credit score between 600 and 650 is a bit like being 18; whether your score is considered a fair score or a bad one will vary by the situation (as well as the specific makeup of your credit profile). In... read more »