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Spring Cleaning: Garage Sale or Garbage? 3

Everyone knows that completing a spring cleaning project and freeing your home of clutter is a great feeling. However that doesn't make the actual work of going through your home and organizing your belongings any easier. One of the hardest parts about getting rid of items you no longer need...

FinTech Lenders Form Marketplace Lending Association 3

FinTech lending leaders Lending Club, Prosper, and Funding Circle are coming together to form the Marketplace Lending Association (MLA) in an effort to help legitimize the sector. According to a press release the newly formed non-profit organization will work to promote responsible business practices and sound public policies that will benefit...

Building Equity: A Guide to Home Improvement Loan Options 10

Has the spring cleaning bug hit you yet? If so, while you're straightening up your home, you may discover that you need more space or that  you'd love to tackle some larger projects like bathroom or kitchen remodels. In addition to the welcome aesthetic and functional change that renovations provide...

Which Generation is Currently the Best at Saving? Millennials 3

Of all the stereotypes about the Millennial generation (and there are many) the idea that they're not monetarily minded and aren't fiscally responsible is probably one of the most common. However you may be surprised to learn that those between the ages of 18 and 29 are actually saving more of...

Small Business Owners are Souring on the 2016 Election

As the primary season for the 2016 election rolls on small business owners seem to be growing increasing skeptical that positive change will come to the White House in January. A new survey conducted by OnDeck found that entrepreneurs' faith in the 2016 presidential candidates has dropped nine percentage points...

3 Times When Emotions Can Get in the Way of Your Finances 4

Personal finance usually involves a lot of logic, math, and other academics — making it more "finance" than "personal." Because of this it can be easy to overlook some of the other factors in our lives that might be at odds with the finance principles we've come to trust. While...

Spring Cleaning For Your Finances: Debt Consolidation

With the dark doldrums of winter nearly over it's time for some spring cleaning. As cliche as it may be this annual tradition is one that serves to make us reconsider our priorities, toss aside what we no longer need, and straighten up our lives overall. That's why spring is...

When Should Married Couples File Taxes Separately? 4

If you're married chances are that you file a joint tax return with your spouse. In fact nearly 95% of couples file jointly typically because it's cheaper than filing separately. So if that's the case why would anyone file separately? As USA Today recently highlighted there are a few instances...