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Crazy credit score myths

While you have access to more credit score information than ever, there's a lot of misinformation and outright mythology floating around, too. Several myths rise to the level of hype and can be scary.

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A guide to credit scores

Your credit score can seem mysterious or even random, but you have more control over it than you may think.

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A guide to AVMs

An AVM or automated valuation model is an approach used by real estate agents, mortgage companies and well-known companies, like Zillow, to quickly appraise a home’s value. Here's what you need to know

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A guide to what lenders consider when you apply for a loan

Lenders use several factors to evaluate your loan application to determine whether or not they will give you a loan (and at what rate). Learn what these factors are and what you can do to improve your chances of approval.

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A guide to origination fees

Learn what an origination fee is and what you get when you pay one.

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A guide to personal loans

Personal loans seem to be everywhere. What makes these loans so appealing and what are the tradeoffs when you borrow with them.

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A guide to choosing the best loan

With so many different types of loans, it can be difficult to choose the one that helps you take care of your immediate need while still supporting your long-term financial well being.

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Guide: Consolidating debt with your home equity - what you need know

One solution to high-interest-rate debts is to refinance with a new loan — one that will save you money, reduce your risk, or both.

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Loan-comparison calculator

With a little information about your current mortgage and how much money you're looking to cash out, we can help you understand if there's a better loan for your needs.