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Best Peer To Peer Lending Sites: Upstart vs Sofi vs Lending Club vs Prosper vs Funding Circle & More

Have you been turned down by a bank for the loan you need? Or are you worried your credit score won’t cut it? Whether you need to consolidate debt, boost your small business or want to make some home improvements, you’re still in luck. Peer-to-peer lending sites could be the answer to your financial needs. In many cases, peer-to-peer (P2P) loans are an excellent alternative to traditional loans…

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Avoid The Sharks And Get The Right Rate And Terms For Your Loan

Man filling out car loan application (caption: Guide to getting loans)

The majority of us have to take out at least one loan in our lifetime. Whether it’s student loans, a mortgage or a small business loan, some purchases are sometimes too large for our wallets. Getting a loan with a low interest rate and reasonable term length can help us achieve our goals. Read our guide to avoid falling prey to loan sharks, scams, and high interest rates…

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How Can I Organize My Finances & Increase My Net Worth?

Woman looking at finances on tablet (caption: Smart Guide To Investing)

Planning for your future is not only a daunting task, but it’s also labor intensive. With all the financial services marketing to you constantly, it can be difficult to sift through and find out what works and what doesn’t. Our financial experts bring you in-depth research explaining retirement plans, investing strategies and answering questions on investment methodologies (heard of a robo advisor?)…

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Best Apartment Security Systems For Renters

Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners. Renters should protect their valuables, keepsakes and privacy too. You may not plan on living in an apartment forever, but that doesn’t mean you want someone going through your belongings and taking what they please…

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Smart Home Protocols: Zigbee vs Z-Wave vs Insteon vs X10 vs KNX vs Bluetooth

Person interacting with smart home devices from phone (caption: Smart Home Protocols)

Want to automate all of your home’s lights, appliances and other devices but not sure where to start? Turning your house into a smart home takes some planning, and the first thing you want to consider is which smart home protocol you’ll use. A smart home protocol, also called a home automation protocol, is the unique language devices use to communicate with one another. These communication signals trigger desired actions, i.e. adjusting your thermostat or turning your lights on or off…

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