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Blaine Koehn

Author: Blaine Koehn

Blaine Koehn is a former small business manager, long-time educator, and seasoned consultant. He’s worked in both the public and private sectors while riding the ups-and-downs of self-employment and independent contracting for nearly two decades. His self-published resources have been utilized by thousands of educators as he’s shared his experiences and ideas in workshops across the Midwest. Blaine writes about money management and decision-making for those new to the world of finance or anyone simply sorting through their fiscal options in complicated times.

A Motorcycle Loan to Help Get You On the Open Road

Two Wheels, One Engine If I weren’t doing what I’m doing today… I’d be traveling around the world on the back of a motorcycle. (Donna Karan, Fashion Designer and founder of DKNY Clothing) As someone once observed, there are two kinds of people in the world – those who ride motorcycles, and those who wish ...

Construction Loans Can Be a Constructive Wealth Building Tool

Construction loans are a different creature than many other sorts of real estate or small business loans. Basically, they’re short-term arrangements you use to finance the construction (or major restoration) of a home, business, or other physical property. Unlike a traditional home loan, the property which would otherwise naturally operate as collateral for the loan ...

Auto Refinancing to Help Save More Money

Always focus on the front windshield and not the rearview mirror. ~~Colin Powell When you think “refinancing,” there are probably two basic scenarios that come to mind. One is the possibility of refinancing your mortgage to lower your house payment or secure temporary cash to invest in home repair or improvements without adding to your ...

Online Auto Loans Open Anywhere at Anytime

Here’s a recent headline from Forbes that kinda says it all: Cars Are Costing More Than Ever To Purchase, Finance, And Own, Yet Consumers Remain Unfazed On the one hand, here’s to capitalism and an American economy that allows you to purchase the vehicle you need (or at least want) through creative financing and good ...

Manufacturing Loans to Keep You In High Gear

When you hear the term “manufacturing” or think about businesses built around manufacturing, the first images which pop into your mind are probably of huge factories, massive assembly lines, multi-million-dollar automation, and some unfathomable quantity of products output each and every day. And, to be fair, there are still important manufacturers operating on that scale ...

If I Get Approved for a Personal Loan, Do I Have To Accept It?

When financing everyday life becomes difficult, you start thinking about ways to help your situation. For many people, a personal loan would solve most of their problems. But, it is important to be well informed about the entire process. There is a path you have to take to get the money transfered to your account. ...

Credit Card Statistics That Will Shock You: Data 411

Choosing the right credit card is like choosing the right automobile, or your favorite restaurant. It won’t be the same for everybody, and what’s important to you often changes over time as well. Sometimes your circumstances evolve; sometimes your goals aren’t the same as they were before. Maybe you’d simply like to have several different ...

What Can I Do to Avoid A Personal Loan?

I know what you’re thinking. “Dude, are you sure you’re writing for the correct blog? I thought you guys were all about hooking people up with lenders and yay personal loans! If I avoid a personal loan, aren’t you doing everything wrong?” I prefer to think of it in terms of helping people get themselves ...

Mortgage Loan Statistical Overview: By the Numbers

Most of us want at least THREE things from home-buying experience. First, we want to FEEL GOOD about it. We want to believe we’ve settled on the right house, negotiated a good price, and locked in a decent interest rate with the right lender. Second, we want to UNDERSTAND IT, at least enough that we ...

Small Business Loan Statistical Overview: By the Numbers

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a small business is a business with fewer than 500 employees. Well, sort of. Most of the time. Maybe, under certain circumstances. Small Business Loan Statistics & Definitions: I’ll bet you thought basic definitions would be the easy part, didn’t you? As it turns out, what counts ...