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You can refinance an auto loan of up to $55,000 with interest rates starting at 3.99%.

Refinancing your car loan can lower your monthly payment, and LendingClub’s interest rates start at just 3.99%

LendingClub has been in business since 2007 and offers fixed-rate personal loans, auto loan refinancing, and more loan services.
The author and her husband.

My husband and I paid off $26,000 of credit card debt in 4 months by making 3 changes

The couple took a scalpel to their spending and lived on one salary to pay down their credit card debt — and it worked.
The author and her daughter at the beach.

Having a baby forced me to confront my mortality, but spending $6.50 a month on life insurance means I don’t lose sleep over it

During her pregnancy, she saw wolves around every corner, so she invested in a safety net to protect her daughter — and that included life insurance.

6 ways to earn extra cash this holiday season that you haven’t thought of

These six ways to earn extra cash include helping prep college applications, leading holiday tours, and transcribing audio.
The author's dogs, ready for the holidays.

I don’t spend much on Christmas gifts, but there are 5 holiday expenses I won’t compromise on

The author limits the amount of money she spends on Christmas gifts, but baking cookies, traveling, and other expenses get the green light.

I didn’t hear the term ‘debt-to-income’ ratio until I was 26, but if I’d known it earlier I would have made some very differen...

Your debt-to-income ratio is one of the most important tools lenders use, and understanding it helped me grasp the huge impact of my student loans.
Every type of trust fund works a little differently.

Here’s how a trust fund works to shelter your assets, distribute income, and manage taxes during and after your lifetime

How does a trust fund work? In short, it allows a person to control how and when their assets are distributed and shelters them from probate.
Katie Oelker with her family in December 2018.

My family stopped giving gifts to save money, but we liked it so much that 5 years later we still haven’t started again

Despite the cost, we believe that the memories we make far outweigh the expense and are more important than any physical possession we could give.

3 surprising money lessons I learned from Ashton Kutcher, the actor-investor who turned a $30 million fund into $250 million

During a recent keynote address, Ashton Kutcher said that asking "dumb" questions has been key to his success in Silicon Valley.

After 3 major surgeries, spending $21 a month on disability insurance means I won’t have to panic if I get sick again

The surgeries went smoothly, but they made her realize she wasn't invincible and could lose her income if her health suffered again.