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Anna Serio

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Anna Serio is a trusted lending expert and certified Commercial Loan Officer who's published more than 950 articles on Finder to help Americans strengthen their financial literacy. A former editor of a newspaper in Beirut, Anna writes about personal, student, business and car loans. Today, digital publications like Business Insider, CNBC and the Simple Dollar feature her professional commentary, and she earned an Expert Contributor in Finance badge from review site Best Company in 2020.

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188 articles written by this author

Deferred-interest loans

You could get a no-cost loan — or pay more than you would have with another lender.

Anna Serio 24 September 2020
Deferred-interest loans

Lenders’ right to offset clauses — explained

Why you might want to think twice before borrowing from your local bank or credit union.

Anna Serio 21 August 2020
Lenders’ right to offset clauses — explained

How to avoid debt in retirement

Prepare ahead of time, prioritize high-interest debt and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Anna Serio 21 August 2020
How to avoid debt in retirement

Can I renegotiate my loan terms if my credit improved?

Maybe, though you also might want to consider refinancing instead.

Anna Serio 21 August 2020
Can I renegotiate my loan terms if my credit improved?

Personal loans for students

How to use a loan to cover larger personal expenses while you're still in school.

Anna Serio 21 August 2020
Personal loans for students

Best installment loans of November 2020

Compare APRs, terms and eligibility requirements of top installment loan lenders.

Anna Serio 12 August 2020
Best installment loans of November 2020

Auto title loan alternatives

Compare 6 auto title loan alternatives to get the funding you need.

Anna Serio 11 August 2020
Auto title loan alternatives

Business payday loans: What they are and how to avoid them

Several financing structures work like payday loans in business lending. Learn why you might want to avoid them and compare alternatives.

Anna Serio 10 August 2020
Business payday loans: What they are and how to avoid them

Auto equity loans explained

Find out what an auto equity loan is, how it works and whether it's right for you. Learn how it's different from a title loan.

Anna Serio 10 August 2020
Auto equity loans explained

Do payday loans help your credit?

Learn how these borrowing options affect your credit score plus 3 alternatives that can help you build your credit.

Anna Serio 6 August 2020
Do payday loans help your credit?
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