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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Sezzle Buy Now, Pay Later: 2023 Review
Sezzle offers interest-free payment plans to shoppers online and in stores, but keep an eye on costly rescheduling and reactivation fees.
Avoid the Risks of Having Multiple Buy Now, Pay Later Loans
Taking on multiple BNPL payments can be risky. Budget ahead of time and beware the temptation to overspend at checkout.
What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for Personal Loans?
Hikes in overall interest rates can impact personal loans, but factors under your control can also influence the cost.
Financial Therapists Say to Disrupt Debt Cycle, Look at Your Money Beliefs
If you find yourself in a cycle of debt, you may need to address the root cause. These tips from financial therapists can help.
Best Debt Consolidation Loans for Bad Credit
A debt consolidation loan may be a good option for borrowers with bad credit. Pre-qualify with multiple lenders and choose a loan with a lower interest rate than your existing debts.
7 Buy Now, Pay Later Apps in 2023
These popular buy now, pay later apps will split your purchase into equal installments, usually with no interest.
PayPal Pay in 4: 2023 Review
PayPal’s Pay in 4 lets you buy now and pay later with a simple plan that charges zero interest and no late fees.
Citizens Bank No Longer Offers New Personal Loans
If you were considering this lender, explore loan alternatives from other banks, online lenders and credit unions.
Alliant Credit Union Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Alliant Credit Union’s personal loans come in a wide range of amounts with same-day funding in most cases.
Zip Buy Now, Pay Later: 2023 Review
Zip divides your purchase into four equal payments, but it charges a $4 convenience fee.
Axos Bank Personal Loans: 2023 Review
Axos Bank personal loans are available to borrowers with excellent credit, but they come with an origination fee and no co-sign or joint loan options.
What Is a Signature Loan?
A signature loan is a fixed-rate, unsecured personal loan backed by your signature as your promise to repay.
How to Get a Loan from the Bank in 5 Steps
Start by checking whether you qualify and comparing rates on bank loans before submitting your application.
How to Pay for Your Wedding
It’s best to pay for a wedding with savings, but if you need to finance, look for low-interest options with affordable payments.