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Allison Martin

Allison Martin is an accomplished finance writer who has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, MoneyTalksNews, The Simple Dollar, and Her work has been featured on Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, and ABC News. She enjoys writing about personal development, entrepreneurship, personal finance and is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI).

articles from Allison

23 posts

Personal Loans With No Credit Check: A Very Bad Idea

Published 03/08/2017 by Allison Martin

Do you have bad credit but need a personal loan? Heading to the bank to borrow the funds may be out of the question. However, you may consider a lender that offers “no-credit-check” personal loans, such as OppLoans. These loans same-day approvals and fast funding without requiring a credit check. The interest rates are high, but not as high payday loans. Their big selling point is they much easier to get approved for than a traditional bank loan.

Although most banks don’t require a hard credit pull to open an account, some do. Closing your account if it’s in bad standing, can definitely cause problems. Find out how to protect your credit score and still enjoy the benefits of a checking account.

Is Refinancing Your Student Loan Worth It?

Published 02/26/2017 by Allison Martin

It’s no secret. Student loan debt is out of control. As of September 2016, this figure had reached a whopping $1.4 trillion. (Source)

How to Get Approved for a Personal Loan

Published 02/12/2017 by Allison Martin

Are you financially strapped and need cash right away? Personal loans are an option to get the funds you need. But how do you know if you’ll get approved for a personal loan?

How to Finance a New Car

Published 02/06/2017 by Allison Martin

Do you have your eyes on a new ride? If you don’t have the funds sitting in a bank account, you’ll need to know how to finance a new car.

How to Get Out of a Bad Car Loan

Published 01/27/2017 by Allison Martin

It was only a year ago that you were driving off the lot in your brand new ride. But now, you have an extreme case of buyer’s remorse, and it has nothing to do with the car. The problem is the outrageous interest rate on the car loan. Or maybe the interest rate is low, but you couldn’t afford the car in the first place.

Does an Auto Loan Help Your Credit Score?

Published 01/27/2017 by Allison Martin

Have you ever thought about how auto loans impact your credit score? Probably not, unless you’re obsessed with credit scores. Although improving your credit score shouldn’t be your primary reason for getting an auto loan, it’s good to know how it will affect it.

How to Use a Personal Loan to Build Credit

Published 01/24/2017 by Allison Martin

Does your credit score need a boost? Whether it’s to qualify for a new home or car, getting a personal loan can help get you build your credit.

How to Finance a Used Car

Published 01/19/2017 by Allison Martin

After weeks of searching, you finally find a reliable used car that suits your needs. Even better, you’ve negotiated a great deal with the seller. Now, it’s time to figure out how to pay for it.

How to Get Approved for a Car Loan

Published 01/07/2017 by Allison Martin

Your car is on its last legs and it’s time to find a replacement. Since you don’t have a ton of cash sitting in a bank account, you’ll need to apply for an auto loan.

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