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Loan 101: Do you know what loan best fits your goals? 

Let State Farm® guide you through different types of loans, like auto loans, mortgages and consolidation loans with scenarios to better understand the basics.

Articles about auto loans

5 car loan basics you need to know

5 car loan basics you need to know

Understanding a few key basics may help you make a good decision about borrowing money to finance a vehicle.

Calculate the Best Choice: New Car Rebate or Financing

Calculate the Best Choice: New Car Rebate or Financing

Is it always the best move to go with the special dealer financing? This online tool will help you find out.

Decide Which Auto Loan is Best for You

Decide Which Auto Loan is Best for You

Use this calculator to compare two auto loans by filling in their specifics and see which loan is right for your next car, truck, or SUV.

Articles about mortgages

How to Navigate the Process as a First Time Home Buyer

How to Navigate the Process as a First Time Home Buyer

Buying a home for the first time can be daunting.

What to Consider Before Refinancing Your Home

What to Consider Before Refinancing Your Home

Refinancing a home or mortgage has costs and fees associated with it that can add up depending on the loan amount, property location and other factors.

Reasons Your Mortgage Was Declined

Reasons Your Mortgage Was Declined

The path to getting a mortgage isn't always a straight line.

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

Let’s Get Going on That Budget and Start Saving Money Today

If you’ve been putting it off, you’ve come to the right place.

Compare Different Types of Mortgages

Compare Different Types of Mortgages

Knowing the different types of mortgages can be confusing. Learn the different mortgage types and determine what may work best for you.

General articles about loans

When Does a Loan Make Sense

When Does a Loan Make Sense

Read examples of good and bad borrowing so you can use credit to help your finances.

What to Know About Co-signing a Loan

What to Know About Co-signing a Loan

Co-signing a loan for a family member or friend has potential risks and consequences. Learn more before making this big financial decision.

How to Pay Off Student Loans Quickly

How to Pay Off Student Loans Quickly

Learn ways to make repaying student loans more manageable.

What Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

What Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

If you enter public service, you may qualify to have part of your school loan waived.

Credit Card Debt Consolidation Strategies

Credit Card Debt Consolidation Strategies

Paying down credit card debt can be manageable and achievable when you find the right strategy.

Credit Card Debt Consolidation Strategies

Credit Card Debt Consolidation Strategies

Paying down credit card debt can be manageable and achievable when you find the right strategy.

What Is Financial Well-Being and How Can I Achieve It?

What Is Financial Well-Being and How Can I Achieve It?

Being financially well starts with learning simple tips and tricks and is, well, simple. Get started here.

Start Ditching Your Debt Today

Start Ditching Your Debt Today

There are a lot of reasons we go into debt. Read these tips to begin saying so long to yours.

Smart Financial Goals to Set While You Are Still Young

Smart Financial Goals to Set While You Are Still Young

Got financial goals? You're never too young to start working on them. Here are four smart moves that can help you get started.

Loan calculators

Calculate Loan and Line of Credit Payments

Calculate Loan and Line of Credit Payments

This loan payment calculator shows monthly amounts due on your loan and the total amount paid over time.

Debt Consolidation Loan Calculator

Debt Consolidation Loan Calculator

It's easier to conquer debt when you streamline multiple payments into one place. Use this calculator to determine if a consolidation loan is right for you.

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