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What is a 401(k) Loan and is it a Good Idea?

For many employees, their 401(k) plan is their main means of saving for retirement and it may also represent the bulk of their net worth. Given this reality, it's no wonder that some individuals might look at their retirement savings and wish that they could utilize some of those funds...

Sales of Existing Homes Fall to Near 10-Year Low

During these interesting times, are you in the market for a house? If not, you certainly aren't alone. As CNN Business reports (and according to data from the National Association of Realtors), sales of existing homes dropped by 17.8% in April compared to the previous month. Similarly sales were down...

2020 Self (formerly Self Lender) Review 3

Let’s face it: in today’s society, credit is important. Whether you want to buy a car, get a new mobile phone plan, own a home, or even rent an apartment, your lack of credit could prove problematic. Making matters worse, establishing credit can be a bit of a Catch 22...

FinTech Numerated Announces Automated PPP Loan Forgiveness

Among the many ways that the coronavirus pandemic has changed life in America and around the world is that it's made FinTech more relevant than ever before. From contactless payments becoming a growing preference to digital banking proving essential, these innovations have been thrust into the spotlight. Similarly, while select...

More Than 8% of U.S. Mortgages Now in Forbearance

With the United States economy still being pummeled by closures associated with the spread of COVID-19, many Americans are seeking financial relief. One potential option for homeowners who may be struggling is forbearance, which allows them to pause mortgage payments for up to 12 months. Now new data shows that...

Money at 30: 3 Ways to Avoid Unexpected Renewal Charges

We've all done it — you sign up for a subscription and forget about it. Then, probably 12 months later, you find an unfamiliar charge appear on your credit card. D'oh! While this may be common, there are ways to avoid it. With saving every dollar possible proving even more...

SBA Unveils PPP Loan Forgiveness Application for Borrowers

Ever since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed in March of this year, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has proven to be a source of both hope and frustration for small business owners. Despite some lenders reportedly delaying the opening of their application processes...

Oxygen Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program for FinTechs

Even as much of the country remains in lockdown, the financial technologies sector seems to be managing continued growth. Not only have the past few months seen major acquisitions and impressive investment rounds but they've also brought a handful of notable partnerships. Case in point: this past week, Oxygen announced...