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Best Practices

In most ways, unpaid healthcare bills are like any other debt, and have the same consequences. Learn more in this guide to unpaid medical...

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Financial Literacy

What is a personal loan? There are many reasons a personal loan may work for you. But before applying, you need to understand how...

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Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the know-how to manage your money and plan for your financial future. If you’re not entirely comfortable with money or aren’t...

Home Ownership
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Finance for Homeowners

One of the best parts of homeownership is being able to customize your home exactly how you want it. You don’t have to make...

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Finance for Homeowners

What Adds the Most Value to a Home? When it comes to home improvements, you probably know that the answer is “yes” to the...

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Finance for Homeowners

Whether you’re taking a home you already love and making it better or taking a fixer-upper and restoring it to livability, the key to...

Managing Debt
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Credit Management

Unemployed and looking for ways to borrow money? Here are some ideas.

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Financial Wellness

“Did you get a good interest rate?” When applying for a personal loan, that’s the first thing everyone wants to know. The second: what...

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Credit Management

Maybe you’re planning to make a big purchase, start a home improvement project, or consolidate existing debt. As you consider potential options for borrowing...

Financial Wellness
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Financial Literacy

One of the most common questions consumers ask is this: what is principal and interest? They’re both terms related to loans, but what do...

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Credit Score Information

Do you have questions about personal loans and your credit score? Prosper will help break down some of the important details.

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Credit Score Information

Most adults in the United States have at the very least, heard of a FICO® Score. However, most lack knowledge of the nitty-gritty of...

Mastering Credit
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Credit Management

Should you apply for a secured or unsecured loan? Find out the difference between secured vs unsecured loans before you apply.

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Budgeting

It’s never the wrong time to start learning how to budget. Make today the day you take charge of your finances. Start with a...

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Credit Management

A credit card balance transfer lets you move debt from one card to another that has a lower interest rate. Many credit card issuers...

Home Renovations
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Home Renovations

Can't decide between a construction loan vs a HELOC? Prosper can help you pick the best way to finance your home renovation project!

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Home Renovations

Winter is a great time to hunker down and tackle those projects you’ve been thinking about all year. Plus, by saving money on hefty...

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Home Renovations

Winter can be a great time to tackle one or two home improvement projects that will not only have your home warm and cozy,...

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Financial Wellness

Commonly confused, both as words and concepts, saving and investing are not the same. There are similarities between the two, but let’s look closely...

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Financial Wellness

Waking up to start your workday on camera from the kitchen table is an adjustment. But for many of us, there are benefits of...

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Financial Wellness

While it’s easy to see how savings are an important part of financial well-being, it can be tricky to figure out exactly how much...