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Home Ownership
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Finance for Homeowners

Considering a home equity loan? Pros and cons are important to take into account. Prosper’s got your complete guide to the ups and downs...

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Finance for Homeowners

It’s important to remember that by using your home equity for debt consolidation, you’ll be taking out a second mortgage. This means any missed...

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Finance for Homeowners

Peer-to-peer lending pioneer expands suite of home equity products amid strong performance, supporting more customers across the credit spectrum  In times when interest rates...

Financial Wellness
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Debt Consolidation

Debt isn't always bad; it's in how you manage it. Prosper covers what is consumer debt and how to manage it in part 2...

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Financial Literacy

We could all use a refresher on how to avoid common financial mistakes. Here are our 4 best money management tips to keep your...

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Credit Management

Learn all about credit with Prosper’s new money management series. Each article focuses on a different money strategy to help you set smart financial...

Mastering Credit
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Credit Management

Student credit cards can help you build a successful financial future when handled responsibly. If you're looking at applying for your first credit card,...

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Credit Management

Can you use a credit card at an ATM? Of course, if you do your research! Prosper’s got your guide on how to do...

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Debt Consolidation

Debt snowball vs debt avalanche - which is best for paying off debts and achieving financial freedom? Prosper compares these two payoff strategies.

Home Renovations
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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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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!

Investing
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Credit Management

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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Financial Literacy

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 Literacy

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