Personal Finance Blog

How Security Deposits Work for Secured Credit Cards

December 30, 2019

Learn how a security deposit works for a secured credit card. Read more.

Self Financial in 2019 — Growth, Growth and Growth

December 27, 2019

2019 was a busy year for us. Customers improved their credit score an average of 47 points, we became Self (formerly Self Lender), launched a secured credit card and grew to more than 50 employees. Read more.

What to Know About Military Security Clearances and Credit

December 26, 2019

In the military? Bad credit could block you from getting a higher security clearance. Here's what you need to know so you don't miss out on a big promotion. Read more.

Why January Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Car

December 23, 2019

Is January a good time to buy a car? Yes! Here are some of the biggest reasons January is the best time of year for car buying. Read more.

How To Get Your Finances In Order Before The Year Ends, Based on Job Type

December 19, 2019

Making a few smart money moves now helps you hit the ground running in 2020. Here's what to do before the year ends, based on your job type. Read more.

Jobs You Need Good Credit to Get

December 12, 2019

If you're applying for these jobs, your credit matters. Learn which jobs require good credit, and how to keep yourself in the running for them. Read more.

Opening a Bank Account with Bad Credit

December 10, 2019

If you get rejected for a bank account, chances are it's not because of your credit. Learn what else could hurt your chances of opening an account, and what you can do about it. Read more.

How to Handle Holiday Spending

December 10, 2019

Check out these budgeting and money-saving tips to give yourself the best holiday gift, a balanced budget. Read more.