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Types of Loans

There are different types of loans. Some are secured loans. This mean that your property and things you own are used as collateral, and if you cannot pay back the loan, the lender will take your collateral to get their money back. Other types of loans, unsecured loans, don’t use property as collateral. Lenders consider these as more risky than secured loans, so they charge a higher interest rate for them. Most credit cards are unsecured loans, although some consumers have secured credit cards. Two very common secured loans are home equity and installment loans.

Home-Equity Loans

A home equity loan could be a smart way to pay off high-interest debt or pay for home repairs. But consider carefully before taking out a home equity loan. If you are unable to make payments on time, you could lose your home.

Home equity loans can either be a revolving line of credit or a lump sum. Revolving credit lets you withdraw funds when you need them. A lump sum is a one-time closed-end loan, for a particular purpose, such as remodeling or tuition. Apply for a home equity loan through a bank or credit union first. These loans are likely to cost less than those offered by finance companies.

Installment Loans


Before you sign an agreement for a loan to buy a house, a car or other large purchase, make sure you fully understand all the lender's terms and conditions, including:

  • The dollar amount you are borrowing.
  • The payment amounts and when they are due.
  • The total finance charge, the total of all the interest and fees you must pay to get the loan.
  • The Annual Percentage Rate (APR), the rate of interest you will pay over the full term of the loan.
  • Penalties for late payments.
  • What the lender will do if you can't pay back the loan.
  • Penalties if you pay the loan back early

The Truth in Lending Act requires lenders to give you this information so you can compare different offers.

Payday and Tax Refund Loans

Payday loans are illegal in some states. Recent changes in the law for payday lenders have also made payday loans illegal for members of the military. With a typical payday loan, you might write a personal check for $115 to borrow $100 for two weeks, until payday. The annual percentage rate (APR) in this example is 390 percent! If you can repay the loan quickly, it may not appear such a bad deal. But if you can't pay off the loan quickly, that relatively small loan can grow into a large amount of debt. At 390 percent, a $100 loan will become $490 in a year and $2,401 in two years.

Another high cost way to borrow money is a tax refund loan. This type of credit lets you get an advance on a tax refund for a fee. APRs as high as 774% have been reported. If you are short of cash, avoid both of these loans by asking for more time to pay a bill or seeking a traditional loan. Even a cash advance on your credit card may cost less.

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H&r block military 4. H&r block military   Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Table of Contents What's New Introduction Full-time student. H&r block military Adjusted gross income. H&r block military Distributions received by spouse. H&r block military Testing period. H&r block military What's New Modified AGI limit for retirement savings contributions credit increased. H&r block military  For 2013, you may be able to claim the retirement savings contributions credit if your modified AGI is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). H&r block military Introduction You may be able to take a tax credit if you make eligible contributions (defined later) to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). H&r block military You may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). H&r block military This credit could reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar. H&r block military    Can you claim the credit?   If you make eligible contributions to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an IRA, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply. H&r block military You were born before January 2, 1996. H&r block military You are not a full-time student (explained next). H&r block military No one else, such as your parent(s), claims an exemption for you on their tax return. H&r block military Your adjusted gross income (defined below) is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). H&r block military Full-time student. H&r block military   You are a full-time student if, during some part of each of 5 calendar months (not necessarily consecutive) during the calendar year, you are either: A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by either a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or a state, county, or local government. H&r block military You are a full-time student if you are enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full time. H&r block military Adjusted gross income. H&r block military   This is generally the amount on line 38 of your 2013 Form 1040; line 22 of your 2013 Form 1040A; or line 37 of your 2013 Form 1040NR. H&r block military However, you must add to that amount any exclusion or deduction claimed for the year for: Foreign earned income, Foreign housing costs, Income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Income from Puerto Rico. H&r block military Eligible contributions. H&r block military   These include: Contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA, Salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after-tax Roth contributions) to: A 401(k) plan (including a SIMPLE 401(k)), A section 403(b) annuity, An eligible deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (a governmental 457 plan), A SIMPLE IRA plan, or A salary reduction SEP, and Contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan. H&r block military They also include voluntary after-tax employee contributions to a tax-qualified retirement plan or section 403(b) annuity. H&r block military For purposes of the credit, an employee contribution will be voluntary as long as it is not required as a condition of employment. H&r block military Reducing eligible contributions. H&r block military   Reduce your eligible contributions (but not below zero) by the total distributions you received during the testing period (defined later) from any IRA, plan, or annuity included above under Eligible contributions. H&r block military Also reduce your eligible contributions by any distribution from a Roth IRA that is not rolled over, even if the distribution is not taxable. H&r block military   Do not reduce your eligible contributions by any of the following. H&r block military The portion of any distribution which is not includible in income because it is a trustee-to-trustee transfer or a rollover distribution. H&r block military Distributions that are taxable as the result of an in-plan rollover to your designated Roth account. H&r block military Any distribution that is a return of a contribution to an IRA (including a Roth IRA) made during the year for which you claim the credit if: The distribution is made before the due date (including extensions) of your tax return for that year, You do not take a deduction for the contribution, and The distribution includes any income attributable to the contribution. H&r block military Loans from a qualified employer plan treated as a distribution. H&r block military Distributions of excess contributions or deferrals (and income attributable to excess contributions and deferrals). H&r block military Distributions of dividends paid on stock held by an employee stock ownership plan under section 404(k). H&r block military Distributions from an eligible retirement plan that are converted or rolled over to a Roth IRA. H&r block military Distributions from a military retirement plan. H&r block military Distributions from an inherited IRA by a nonspousal beneficiary. H&r block military Distributions received by spouse. H&r block military   Any distributions your spouse receives are treated as received by you if you file a joint return with your spouse both for the year of the distribution and for the year for which you claim the credit. H&r block military Testing period. H&r block military   The testing period consists of the year for which you claim the credit, the period after the end of that year and before the due date (including extensions) for filing your return for that year, and the 2 tax years before that year. H&r block military Example. H&r block military You and your spouse filed joint returns in 2011 and 2012, and plan to do so in 2013 and 2014. H&r block military You received a taxable distribution from a qualified plan in 2011 and a taxable distribution from an eligible deferred compensation plan in 2012. H&r block military Your spouse received taxable distributions from a Roth IRA in 2013 and tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA in 2014 before April 15. H&r block military You made eligible contributions to an IRA in 2013 and you otherwise qualify for this credit. H&r block military You must reduce the amount of your qualifying contributions in 2013 by the total of the distributions you received in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. H&r block military Maximum eligible contributions. H&r block military   After your contributions are reduced, the maximum annual contribution on which you can base the credit is $2,000 per person. H&r block military Effect on other credits. H&r block military   The amount of this credit will not change the amount of your refundable tax credits. H&r block military A refundable tax credit, such as the earned income credit or the refundable amount of your child tax credit, is an amount that you would receive as a refund even if you did not otherwise owe any taxes. 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