Author: Lauren Ward

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The pros & cons of a $20k personal loan

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  If you have a large upcoming expense, such as a big move, home renovation, or major medical cost, you may find yourself in need of …

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What are retiree loans & should I get one?

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  You might assume that once you’re retired, you can’t take out a loan — for a home renovation, a new car, or an emergency — …

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What happens to your estate when you die?

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It may not be a fun thing to think about or talk about, but it’s important to get your estate planning organized. Unfortunately, death doesn’t just …

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The ultimate business checklist for new freelancers

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How to use crowdfunding loans for your business

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The amount of money you need to start a business can seem intimidating. Even though you may have a great idea, nothing will ever come of …

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6 tips that can lower your car payment

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  Vehicle prices are on an upward trend. In July 2021, the average new vehicle cost was more than $41,000, according to J.D. Power. And the …

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A guide to microloans for women-owned small businesses

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  There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., and they generate 1.8 trillion dollars per year. Nonetheless, in 2019, less than 3% of all venture …

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Invoice financing vs Invoice factoring

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  If you have a small business, you know that cash flow can be a big concern. And when you’re searching for small business loans, you may …

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Can you get auto loans after bankruptcy?

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Getting a cash flow loan for your small business

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How to calculate your EIDL loan amount

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Can you refinance a car loan with the same lender?

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Are EIDL loans taxable?

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  Should you expect to be taxed on emergency help? The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program has historically been reserved for businesses impacted by …

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What’s a lean startup & is it right for you?

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EIDL vs. PPP loans: What’s the difference?

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Can you apply for an EIDL loan twice?

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A guide to crowdfunding for business

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Crowdfunding for small businesses is a relatively new way to raise capital. Whether you’re interested in crowdfunding for your small business or startup, this alternative method …