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Best Personal Loan Rates for June 2020

The following is the details for banks offering personal loans at the lowest APR along with the details of the purpose the loans are best for: BANKCURRENT APR RANGELOAN TERMMIN. LOAN AMOUNTMAX. LOAN AMOUNTBEST PERSONAL LOANSoFi5.99% – 18.64% (with autopay)2 to 7 years$5,000$100,000For overall personal loanLightStream3.49% – 16.79% (with autopay)2 to 12 years$5,000$100,000 For generous repayment termsAvant9.95% – 35.99%2 to 5 years$2,000$35,000 For people with bad creditMarcus by Goldman Sachs6.99% – 28.99%3 to 6 years$3,500$40,000For debt consolidationBest Egg5.99% – 29.99%3 to 5 years$2,000$35,000For home repairsUpgrade7.99% – 35.97%3 or 5 years$1,000$35,000For fast fundingPayoff5.99% – 24.99%2 to 5 years$5,000$35,000For paying credit card debtUpstart6.18% – 35.99%3 and 5 years$5,000$30,000For little credit historyLendingClub10.68% – 35.89%3 and 5 years$1,000$40,000For using a cosignerPenFed6.49% – 17.99%1 to 5 years$600$20,000For credit union ...

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HSBC Premier, 3 % Cash Bonus upto $700

Under this offer, you will enjoy 3 % Cash Bonus, up to $700, on Qualifying Direct Deposits upto $120 per month upon HSBC Premier Checking Account during the first 6 calendar months after account opening. Further the bank is also offering $475 Welcome Deposit in your new HSBC Premier checking account. You can Open your new HSBC Premier checking account online, the offer is valid till June 29, 2020 View the full offer here.

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Receive $ 300 statement credits and other exclusive benefits on CHASE SAPPHIRE RESERVE®

Now you can enjoy the following exclusive benefits with Chase Saphire Reserve: Receive up to $300 in statement credits as reimbursement for travel purchases on each account anniversary yearEarn 3X points on travel worldwide immediately after earning your $300 annual travel credit Earn 3X Points on Dining at Restaurants Worldwide from fast casual to fine dining.Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchasesGet 50% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programsAccess to 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select.New! Get unlimited deliveries with a ...

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Earn 60,000 bonus points on Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Chase Preferred Card includes the following exclusive offers:Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening.* That’s $750 in travel rewards when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. This product is available to you if you do not have any Sapphire card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for any Sapphire card in the past 48 months.Earn 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants.* 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.* Points are worth 25% more in travel redemptionGet 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.* $95 annual fee ...

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The Money Machine 105 – Liabilities

Money liabilities

In my last post in this series, I talked about assets.  This post will cover the liabilities.  The assets are the things that have value and liabilities are the debts you owe.  I think most people understand this but here are some basic as well as more advanced concepts about it. Why Liabilities Are Bad Liabilities are the icebergs.  When things are going bad, liabilities make it worse.  Because, in most cases, you have committed to pay them even in the bad times.  If you were to lose your job, what are the payments you would have to keep paying?  And what are the assets that would keep paying you money in those hard times? So, what most liabilities represent is risk.  ...

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The Money Machine 104 – Assets

Money assets

Assets are probably the least understood part of financial statements.  Like I’ve mentioned before, I have a lot of education about finances and also work as a full time finance professional.  But even after all that technical education, I still did not have a fundamental common sense understanding of them. Firstly, standard, technical definitions of assets all orbit around the concept of how much an asset can be sold for.  The normal understand that most people have of them is that they are the big tangible things you own such as house, real estate, car, art work, tools, etc.  Both are correct …ish. The definition that I use is more nuanced than those.  I think that assets are on a scale between ...

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The Efficacy of an Emergency Fund

emergency fund

Can anyone predict what is going to happen tomorrow? Today’s merriment may end into a grave misfortune tomorrow. So what we need is to remain mentally prepared all the time. And a financial preparation for the unknown helps us to overcome the challenges in whatever form they may appear; job loss or a deadly disease in the family. This preparedness is provided by an emergency fund. Now what does an emergency fund actually mean? It is actually a monetary backup set aside for days that are an emergency. An emergency situation may arise in a number of ways and it is a situation when you need extra cash’s to come out of the fix. In theory, an emergency fund is built with ...

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Consider Savings Account for Your Kids?

Saving account

Gone are the days when a couple of dollars pocket-money would buy a bag of lollies, a lucky-dip at the toy shop and still leave some change to put in the piggy bank. Kids are growing up in a much more financially driven society where expenses are higher and money management is a survival skill. In order to equip their kids with the knowledge and skills they will need in order to lead a successful and secure life, many parents are now giving their kids a head start by teaching them about how to save their money from an early age. More and more mums and dads are opening up savings accounts with their banks for their child. But what are the ...

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