Jackie Veling covers personal loans for NerdWallet. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, MarketWatch, MSN, Nasdaq.com and Yahoo Finance. Prior to that, she ran a freelance writing and editing business, where she partnered with a wide range of clients, including U.S. Bank and Under Armour. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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3 Ways to Pay for Your Summer Vacation
Credit cards, “buy now, pay later" plans and vacation loans each allow you to pay for a trip over time, but pay attention to interest rates.
How to Get Out of a Payday Loan Nightmare
Payday loans can lead to a cycle of debt. Learn how these loans work and what resources you can use to relieve payday loan debt.
Should You Buy Now, Pay Later for Your Wedding?
Buy now, pay later is a popular financing option, but couples considering it for their wedding should know the risks.
Apple Pay Later: What You Need to Know About Apple’s New BNPL Plan
Apple’s "buy now, pay later" plan, Apple Pay Later, lets users divide their purchase into four equal installments with zero interest or fees.
Truist Ready Now Loan: 2023 Review
The Ready Now loan from Truist is available in $100 increments up to $1,000, with a fee of $5 per $100 borrowed.
Wells Fargo Flex Loan: 2023 Review
The Flex Loan from Wells Fargo comes in amounts of $250 or $500, for a flat fee of $12 or $20, respectively.
3 Steps to Consolidating Credit Card Debt in the New Year
Debt consolidation combines multiple debts into one monthly payment at a lower interest rate and can help you eliminate credit card debt this year.
How to Make Holiday Returns With Buy Now, Pay Later
Buy now, pay later returns can be tricky. Maximize your chances of making a successful BNPL return by following these steps.
HSBC No Longer Offers New Personal Loans
HSBC is no longer offering personal loans. Explore other alternatives from banks, online lenders and credit unions.
5 Buy Now, Pay Later Headaches to Avoid This Holiday Season
BNPL can break up a holiday purchase, but look out for common problems like unexpected fees, tricky returns and the temptation to overspend.
Should You Buy Now, Pay Later for Back-to-School?
You can use BNPL to cover back-to-school shopping, but limit it to one purchase at a time and look for other ways to save.
Rising Interest Rates Mean It’s Time to Knock Out Your Credit Card Debt
Carrying a balance on your credit card may be getting more expensive. Pay off your debt with these strategies.
How to Pay for Summer Fun: Financing Boats, RVs and More
Before deciding to finance a summer toy, consider your budget, what financing options make the most sense and any related costs.
Can Non-U.S. Citizens Get a Personal Loan?
Permanent residents with Social Security numbers may qualify for a loan. Some non-citizens can consider alternatives to personal loans.