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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As a general rule, it's wise to take 20 percent less than what the bank will lend you.

Top 3 Reasons Banks Say No To Loan Applications From Great Businesses

Gary Groff | Posted 04.11.2014 | Small Business
Gary Groff

if your application sends up major red flags, the banks you apply to are likely to say no, even if they agree that your business has great potential. Many factors go into assessing credit risk, but the top three leading to turn-downs are ...

The Increasing Costs Of Having A Bad Credit Score

CreditSesame.com | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
CreditSesame.com

There's simply no getting around it. Poor credit scores make life more expensive.

4 Types Of Loans Every Business Owner Should Understand

Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business

The ability to access capital is important for many growing small businesses, whether one is looking to invest in infrastructure, increase inventory, ...

Neither Sanctions Nor Loans Will Solve the Crimean Occupation

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

At the moment it appears that whether unlawful or not the occupation of Crimea will not end because of military or economic sanctions by the EU and the United States. Loans will prevent the collapse of Ukraine.

Why Fix Something Not Broken?

Karen Hinton | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Young families, military families and low-income people who may not make six digits but have good credit are, for all practical purposes, blocked from owning a home by requirements for high credit scores and down-payments.

Too Close for Comfort: One Family-Managed Group of For-Profit Colleges' Curious Relationship With Preferred Lender

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

For the past few years, Globe Education Network schools have faced intense scrutiny for, among other things, their high price tag, poor graduation rates, leaving students deep in debt, and even consumer fraud.

What the New Mortgage Rules Mean for Borrowers

realtor.com | Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Whether you're refinancing your home loan or planning to buy a home in 2014, you'll be among the first consumers to apply for a mortgage under new rules.

FundWell - Kiva Zip's New Referral Partner

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post was written with the help of Chinwe Onyeagoro, Co-Founder & CEO of FundWell. Kiva Zip, a pilot program run by non-profit Kiva.org, pro...

New Rules Could Change Your Jumbo Mortgage Options

realtor.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
realtor.com

Jumbo loans - high dollar loans typically starting at $417,000 in most areas or as high as $625,501 in higher-cost markets - will see a lot of changes in 2014.

My Top 5 New Year's Credit Goals

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

A new year feels like a new beginning, and the tradition of making resolutions solidifies that notion. Adopt these three resolutions to control your financial stress, and make 2014 the year of swollen saving accounts!

Kiva Zip Gains Momentum in Los Angeles

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Matt Bastone, Kiva Fellow E. 1st St. Bridge, Los Angeles Kiva Zip is an innovative pilot program created by Kiva that uses mobile and electronic...

Join One Small School in Changing the World

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Dave Smith, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Garden Spot Middle School, New Holland, PA In January of 2009 the "One Million Dollar Team" on Kiva....

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

How to Turn the Payday Lending Anchor Into a Lifeline

Debbie Matz | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Debbie Matz

To see a television advertisement for a business offering payday loans is to see payday loans advertised as a lifeline: a way for a financially strapped family to cover an unexpected expense. But that's not actually how most payday loans are used.

Happy New FAFSA Year!

Terry Savage | Posted 03.01.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Start off the New Year right. Forget making resolutions you know you will break. If you're a college student -- or the parent of a high school senior, or college student -- New Year's Day is about more than bowl games.

Are You Prepared to Face the FAFSA?

Jodi Okun | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Next up is taking a serious look at the financial end of your child's higher education. Regardless of your income, you will need to determine whether or not you can afford to send your child to each individual college.

Green Trustees: Loans to Help the Environment

Kiva Zip | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Fellow One of the essential parts of the Kiva Zip model is the Trustee. Trustees are the organizations or individua...

A Recipe for a Healthy Small Business

Kiva Zip | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Kendra Ott, Associate Director of Business Advising at Pacific Community Ventures, a Kiva Zip Trustee Entrepreneur Corey Rennell saw that a lot of...

The 4 Judgements Every Lender Makes Based On Your Credit

Credit.com | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Credit.com

Many people believe that the decision-making process for creditors boils down to just one thing: the credit score. Here's the thing, though: Credit scores are really nothing more than a naturally occurring byproduct of the financial lives we live.

WATCH: My Ex-Husband Depleted My Life Savings

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.03.2013 | Divorce

While everyone wants to help a loved one in need, lending money to family members runs the risk of negatively reshaping the dynamic in those relations...

Cultivating Youth Enterprises with Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This is a guest blog post by aManda Greene, Co-Director of Youth SEED, a Kiva Zip Trustee. The Bay Area has a rich tapestry of social innovation. The...

Kiva Zip & Small Farms Team Up to Bring You Better Food

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

"Kiva Zip is a new and extraordinary resource for farmers, and provides a unique opportunity for citizens around the world to support farmers working ...

Kiva Zip Kenya Reaches a New Milestone: 1,000 Life-Changing Loans

Kiva Zip | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Zip Fellow Earlier this month Kiva Zip celebrated a milestone of having disbursed its 1,000th loan to entrepreneurs...

SF Budget & Finance Committee passes Kiva Zip Resolution

Kiva Zip | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post is a continuation to San Francisco to vote on Resolution to become Kiva Zip Trustee from 10/07/2013. Pictured: The Kiva Zip team outs...