Personal Finance Blog

Length of Credit History — Why It Matters and How It Impacts Your Credit Scores

June 2, 2020

How long you've been using credit impacts your credit score. Learn how, why, and what to do about it in this post. Read more.

Cities Where You Need To Work The Most Hours To Pay Rent

June 1, 2020

The cost of renting an apartment varies by city, but whether you can afford it also depends on your income. In some cities, you'll need to work longer than others to be able to afford the same size apartment. This research lets you compare U.S. cities. Read more.

When Should You Get Credit Counseling? The Complete Guide

May 26, 2020

If you're struggling financially or want to be proactive about your money, it's time to think about credit counseling, starting with this guide... Read more.

7 Ways to Save Money on Utilities (and Exactly How Much These Small Changes Could Save You)

May 19, 2020

Learn 7 ways you can save money on utilities (and how much you can save putting them into practice). Read more.

Austin Fintech Veteran Joins Self as CFO

May 18, 2020

Local fintech veteran Adam Chibib joins Self to help drive the company to the next level. Read more.

Secured Cards: The Credit-Building Credit Card

May 15, 2020

Secured credit cards can be a good option for establishing or rebuilding credit. Learn how they work and whether they're right for you. Read more.

What to Do if You’re Denied a Secured Credit Card

May 5, 2020

If you're denied a secured card, you still have options to build credit. Here's what to know. Read more.

17 Money Affirmations to Attract Financial Abundance to Your Life

May 5, 2020

Sometimes you have to jolt yourself out of a poverty mindset to build financial health. Here are some wealth affirmations to help you do just that. Read more.