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Hope for smaller businesses

The paycheck protection program stood out as one of the early successes of the government's pandemic relief effort, but it ended in a whimper and left billions of dollars unallocated when small businesses were scared of the ever-changing…

How much personal loan can I get?

2. Employment historyStable employment can go a long way in improving personal loan eligibility and the amount of money you can borrow. The longer you have been in a job (or in a similar position at another company), the more secure your…

Build credit, but at a high cost

Select's editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners.If your credit is below…

Definition of consumer debt

What is consumer debt? Consumer debt includes personal debts due as a result of the purchase of goods for individual or family consumption. Examples of consumer debt are credit card debt, student loans, auto loans, mortgages,…