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What is a Vig on a Loan?

Simply put, vig is a slang term that is used to describe the interest rate for a loan. If someone asks, “What’s the vig on the loan?” what they are really asking is, “How much money are you paying in interest for your loan?” In a world like The Sopranos, however, where loan sharks are everywhere, they’re referring to interest paid in cash. And for loan sharks and characters like Tony Soprano, the vig is straight profit.

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How Do I Know if a Loan Company is Legitimate?

Don’t make the mistake of choosing a lender that isn’t legit—you could end up paying much more than just the cost of your loan. In our blog, we’ll show you the top criteria to look out for when evaluating a lender to make sure you are working with a legitimate company.

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How to Choose the Right Budgeting System for You?

Budgeting can be tricky, especially if you are learning how to do it for the first time. How do you even start? Luckily, you don’t have to be a math whiz or accounting pro to start budgeting—and there are plenty of different approaches to match your financial health and preferences.

In the sections below, we’ll show you a few tried and true budgeting methods and help you choose the right system that works for your finances. With these budgeting tools at your fingertips, you’ll become a financial expert in no time!

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How to Host Your Holiday Party on a Budget

All it takes is a little bit of creativity, and you can easily throw a party on a budget that everyone will love (and they won’t even realize that you’re spending less). In the sections below, we’ll give you the best tips on how to host your holiday party on a budget so that you don’t have to sacrifice your savings to have fun this holiday season.

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The Best Tried and True Ways to Save Money

There are plenty of tried and true ways to start saving money—and you can start saving money today, all without making huge, stressful sacrifices. In the sections below, we’ll walk you through the best ways to start saving money and show you just how easy it is to take control of your financial health.

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Meal Planning on a Budget

If you’re struggling with figuring out how to fit your daily meals around into your budget, keep reading! We’ll give you the best tips on how to maximize your budget by decreasing the money you spend on groceries—and how to do it all without going into starvation mode.

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How to Structure Your Monthly Living Costs

Learning how to manage your finances is something that everyone struggles with as a standard part of Adulting 101—and even “being an adult” doesn’t really mean that you are an expert budgeter. Your personal finances are subject to a wide range of fluctuation throughout your life, as you move from one job to the next; change apartments; purchase a home; build a family; start travelling, and so on.

Maybe you …

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How to Make Your Money Work For You

You’ve got a steady job, you can pay your bills on time, and maybe you can even start hiding a little bit away into a savings account—but is your savings account really growing? Isn’t there a better way to build your financial health? After all, making money is just the first piece of the puzzle.

For many people, knowing what to do with it afterwards (and how to make their …

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Does Saving Money Really Work ?

Simply put, saving money is hard. Just meeting your monthly bills can be challenging enough, and it’s tempting to put extra cash towards fun things, like a day out with friends or an impromptu date night. Getting into a consistent habit of saving takes dedication and it can certainly be stressful if you’re already tight on budget.

Even if you can only put away small amounts each week, is all …

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Why Do People Use Payday Loans?

Anyone with a bank account knows the drill—after so many days of positive banking history, you’re going to start getting bombarded by letters and emails to sign up for their newest lending products. We’ve all seen the same headlines: Get a low-interest business loan today! Sign up for our credit card with zero percent interest for six months! With so many ways to get a loan, why do people use …

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