The Pros and Cons of Secured Credit Cards

What is a secured card anyways? A secured credit card is largely similar to prepaid debit: Both are issued by traditional creditors and require an upfront investment by their users. By depositing funds from a non-credit bank account (or, in prepaid debit's case, cash or check at your bank's branch), you provide the financial institution collateral that eliminates or mitigates their risk. Read on to find out more about this unique type of credit option.

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Ethical Considerations in the Fintech World

Technology has changed the world in many ways over the past few decades, and the financial sector has been one area that has seen some of the greatest leaps forward. Not only are old processes and schools of thought being upgraded to modern standards of speed and convenience, but entirely new products and markets have emerged. However, with all these changes come new questions of ethics and responsibility. So where does that leave fintech products and companies?

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An Essential Guide to Renters Insurance

Renting can sometimes be considered more of a young person's living strategy - those from early college age into their late 20s - but data from the Pew Research Center makes it clear that things aren't nearly so cut and dried. As of 2016, 43.3 million people referring to themselves as heads of household (which includes single individuals) for U.S. Census Bureau questionnaires said they rented their residences. Percentage-wise, that comes out to 36.6 percent, which is close to the all-time-high 1967 figure of exactly 37 percent. Additionally, renting rates are up among demographic groups traditionally viewed as homeowners, such as middle-aged adults.

All told, renting in America is on a significant upward trajectory.

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Top Guidelines For Successful Lending on SoLo Funds

New to lending on the SoLo app? Our Marketplace is a platform that empowers lenders to utilize a portion of their uninvested savings in an unconventional way. We have seen accomplished lenders use our platform for many reasons since our launch in 2018— the two main ones being to help others and to enjoy a good financial return. The most successful power-lenders on SoLo have maintained a portfolio with limited defaults, and we connected with some of them to gather their best tips and strategies to guide you as you begin your lending journey.

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Choosing the Best Credit Card For Your Needs

Secured vs. unsecured? How does a credit card differ from debit? Why would I want to take out credit if I already have the finances to cover a purchase? Credit cards may seem simple at first glance, but there’s a lot more that meets the eye when it comes to using them for real. Get the down-low on how to become a responsible credit user, as your credit history can greatly influence your financial options later on in life.

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What Is SoLo Funds?

We’re an app. We’re a Marketplace. We’re a facilitator. But first and foremost, we’re here to help. SoLo is a mobile lending exchange that connects lenders and borrowers to provide affordable access to loans under $1,000. We've already helped more than 100,000 people through hard times by providing a tool for them to secure the short-term cash that they need. Our app is free to download and request loans as a Borrower, or fund them as a Lender.

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