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Why Using A Personal Loan For Debt Consolidation May Be the Best Choice

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 16, 2021 9:30:00 AM

American consumer debt reportedly exceeds $14 trillion, and it seems individuals accumulate more — not less — as they get older. Recent data points to a troubling trend that often puts hard-working people in a difficult financial position. Responsible people in these age groups reportedly take on sometimes onerous debt and struggle to get relief.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Debt Consolidation, Personal Loans

The Pros and Cons of Unsecured Loans

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 15, 2021 12:00:00 PM

There are a variety of different types of loans available to borrowers today. Unfortunately, since the circumstances and individual consumer need varies so greatly – there is not a one size fits all solution when it comes to unsecured loans.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Personal Loans

3 Ways Personal Loans Can Improve Your Credit Score

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When hard-working community members suffer financial hardships or lack cash-on-hand resources, Personal Loans remain a go-to solution. Personal Loans, also known as Unsecured Loans, can be put to work resolving the little curves life throws at all of us. But one of the things that makes some responsible people apprehensive about applying is that they believe a loan could lower their credit score. When the repayment process is managed well, taking out a Personal Loan can actually improve your credit score. If that seems counterintuitive, consider the following.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Building, Personal Loans

Bad Credit Loans: How to Avoid a Scam

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 13, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Nearly everyone has a credit history and a credit score. Whether yours is poor, fair, good, very good, or excellent is based on a myriad of factors — from how much debt you have and your debt to available credit ratio, to how diverse your debt is and how often you pay your bills on time.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Credit Building, Personal Loans

Personal Loans vs. Payday Loans: What’s the Difference

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

At some point in their lives, most people will need to borrow money. And while some have a friend or family member who is willing and able to lend the necessary sum, this isn't always the case. Furthermore, racking up credit card debt or using the equity in your home by putting another mortgage on the house are not always viable options.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Personal Loans

5 Dos & Dont's - How to Get Approved for a Home Loan

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 8, 2021 1:42:28 PM

Buying your first home doesn't have to be a terrifying experience. Surprisingly, however, that's how many perspective homeowners view the process. According to Nerdwallet, millennials, especially, are hesitant to enter into the home-buying arena, even though they'd like to become homeowners and see the value of buying over renting. Most feel they don't yet make enough money to foot a monthly mortgage.

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Topics: Real Estate & Home Buying, Home Loans

What You're Missing in Your Search for the Best Car Loan Rates

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 29, 2021 12:10:12 PM

Here's What Will Really Help You Find the Best Car Loan and Car Loan Rates

If you're shopping for a car, chances are you're also shopping for a car loan. The interest rate on your car loan has one of the biggest impacts on the overall cost of your car. While the dealership may advertise amazing rates that seem impossible to beat, the truth is you can get a far better rate if you know how to shop. Here are some surprising secrets that will help you get a great rate on your car loan.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Auto Loans & Car Buying

How to Find the Best Cars and Car Loan to Finance Your Purchase

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 29, 2021 12:09:46 PM

Buying an automobile does not happen every day, and that adds a layer of unfamiliarity to the process. Researching the best cars available and securing a car loan presents a specific set of challenges.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Auto Loans & Car Buying

4 Tips You Should Know When Using an Auto Loan Calculator

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 29, 2021 11:34:27 AM

Here's How to Make Sure You Don't Overpay for Your Car and Car Loan

Everyone wants to get the best price on their next car purchase. Finding a car with the right price is the first step, but you'll also need to carefully consider your loan. An auto loan calculator is a helpful tool to use as you analyze car loans. This tool allows you to input the vehicle's price, loan term, and interest rate, as well as other fees and costs, to see both the monthly payment and total cost of the loan over its lifetime. By using it well, you can avoid overpaying not only for the car itself, but also for the loan. If you've never used an auto loan calculator before, these tips will help you make the most out of this tool.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Auto Loans & Car Buying

Trying to Decide if You Should Refinance Your Car Loan? - Let Us Help

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 29, 2021 11:27:44 AM

When a borrower wants to refinance car loan terms and payments, the process involves applying for a new car loan to pay off the existing one. Most automobile loans are secured with the vehicle serving as collateral and the borrower making fixed payments over several years.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Auto Loans & Car Buying

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