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NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for November 2021

The holiday season has finally arrived and, hopefully, this year you’ll be able to safely partake in some of the festivities instead of tuning in over a video call. This time around you might be sitting next to someone over Thanksgiving dinner or snagging deals in a store.
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Small Business Loans in Michigan: The Top 6 Options

During the 2008 economic crisis, the state of Michigan was one of the hardest hit in the country, owing mostly to the state’s automotive and manufacturing sectors. However, Michigan has now bounced back with steady job growth. If you’re starting or expanding a business…
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Commercial Bridge Loans: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re looking for business financing—particularly to purchase or fund a real estate project—you may have come across commercial bridge loans. Bridge loans, however, are a very unique type of short-term financing that function differently from typical business…
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The Best Homeowners Insurance Companies for March 2022

Your home is one of your largest and most meaningful investments, so choosing the best homeowners insurance available to you makes sense. Naturally, you’ll want a good price — but you also want the right mix of coverage from a company that can afford to pay your claim if…
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NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for November 2020

As the end of the year nears, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on many households. Incomes have changed, plans have changed, lives have changed. And November will be no exception. Later this month, you might find yourself carving a turkey over a Zoom call with family…
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Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Review

As of May 2021, Wells Fargo has discontinued their Equipment Express loan. Current customers with these loans will continue to be serviced as normal. For alternatives to the Wells Fargo Equipment Express loan, visit our guide to equipment financing. Wells Fargo equipment…
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Balboa Capital Review

Balboa Capital is an online lender that provides small business loans and equipment financing. Like alternative lenders, you can apply online for funding and receive funds within a few days. In return, you can expect high interest rates and a frequent repayment schedule.
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Get the Most Out of Discover’s Categories for Q4 2020

Fall and winter are always the perfect seasons to stay home in a bathrobe, but this year, staying home is especially important. Thankfully, the 5% bonus categories on select Discover cards including the Discover it® Cash Back make online shopping more rewarding. As always…
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Best Banks for Small Business in Colorado

Finding the right banking partner is crucial for entrepreneurs, as this relationship forms the backbone of how you process and manage your company’s finances. And if you call the Centennial State home, you probably want to learn more about the best banks for small business…
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FICO Score vs Credit Score: What Is a FICO Score?

FICO scores are one kind of credit score. The terms “credit score” and “FICO score” are often used interchangeably, but there are other brands of scores. The name derives from the Fair Isaac Corp., which introduced the FICO score in 1989. Credit scores are used by…
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How to Use GoFundMe for Business Startup Funding

GoFundMe business campaigns allow businesses to reap the benefits of crowdfunding—essentially accessing funding that doesn’t involve taking on business loan debt or diluting equity. That said, creating a successful GoFundMe business campaign will take a fair amount of…
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Loans to Start a Farm: Top Farm Financing Options

If you’re looking for business loans to start a farm, we don’t need to tell you that farming is a tough business. Not only is it capital intensive, but markets for certain products swing often, which can be tough for all of the hard work you put in. Because farming is…