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Reverse Loans USA

With 19 years in the mortgage business, and eight in the reverse mortgage market, Nationwide Equities is one of the longest-running lenders still around. In early 2018, the company renamed its reverse

Longbridge Financial

Maybe there's something reassuring about getting a loan from a company with an Ivy League seal of approval, as Longbridge Financial does. Before joining the New Jersey-based lender at its founding in

HomeBridge Financial Services

Homebridge has been around since 1989 as a traditional lender, but has only been offering reverse mortgages for a few years. It acquired Prospect Mortgage in 2016, allowing the company to become one o


LendUp is one of the smaller payday lenders we reviewed. It only offers its loans in nine states, which is the fewest of any lender we reviewed. In the past year or so, it has reduced the number of st

Check City

Check City is available in fewer states than lenders like CashNetUSA and Advance America. In fact, it only has stores in four states: Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Virginia. However, it offers online loa


Each state has its own payday loan regulations – some cap how much lenders can charge and others having no limits, though most payday loans don’t differ in price very much. Alternative len


ACE Cash Express lends in 19 states, fewer than larger lenders like Check ‘n Go. It has store locations in many of these states and also offers loans online. There’s no difference in the c

Cash Central

With services available in 25 states, Cash Central serves more of the country than lenders like LendUp. Only 34 states allow payday lending, so Cash Central operates in 69 percent of the available sta

Check 'n Go

Check ‘n Go lends in 28 states, which seems like a small number, but payday loans are only legal in 34 states – this makes it one of the lenders with the largest reach. It doesn’t ha


Getting a payday loan online can be more convenient than going to a store. You don’t have to wait in line or hunt for a location, and you can sign up from the comfort of your own home. Online le

Speedy Cash

Speedy Cash provides payday loans, installment loans and other financial services in 27 states. Loans are available in storefront locations and online, depending on the state you live in. Consult Spee

Advance America

Advance America lends in 28 states, placing it among the more widespread lenders we looked at. You can get loans at its retail locations or by applying online. Online and in-person loans have the same

Check Into Cash

After comparing payday lenders based on a variety of factors, including availability and pricing, we’ve determined that Check Into Cash is the best lender overall. However, we must caution that

Credit Karma

Credit Karma offers credit monitoring as a free service; you just need to sign up and you’ll get immediate access to you credit scores and reports. Credit Karma has a wide range of services, inc

Credit Sesame

Credit Sesame is a relatively new service that offers credit monitoring at a variety of levels. We looked at the Platinum Protection Plan that costs $19.95 and includes monthly access to your three-bu


FreeTaxUSA lives up to its name. Along with Credit Karma, it offers free federal returns, no matter how complex. The cost to file a state return is the lowest of the services that charge, beating out

Credit Karma Tax

If price is your main concern, Credit Karma is the best choice. This is our pick for the best value tax software. While many other programs have free options for basic returns, Credit Karma doesn&rsqu

Best Debt Settlement Companies

If you have multiple debts and are behind in your payments, debt settlement is a debt management option where agents talk with your creditors and attempt to negotiate down your debt. Learn more in our reviews.

Best Credit Repair Services

If your credit score is low, credit repair services might be able to help you clear inaccurate negative items from your report.

Guardian Debt Relief

Guardian Debt Settlement is a worthwhile choice. We especially like its flat-fee structure and the thoroughness of the customer service. The customer service, while still strong, was not as quick to g

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