Personal Finance Blog

Budgeting for Newlyweds + Printables to Help Manage Your Joint Finances

May 2, 2019

Married life means big changes to your budget. These budgeting printables for newlyweds will help you manage your joint finances and build a future you love. Read more.

What’s a Certificate of Deposit? And What it Means at Self

May 1, 2019

In this guide, we’ll take you in depth into what exactly a CD is, the difference between a CD and a regular savings account, how the CD at Self is a little different, and how you can use these unique tools to help build credit. Read more.

Everything You Need to Know About Credit Inquiries

April 30, 2019

Learn what the different types of credit inquiries mean and the impact they could have on your credit score. Read more.

Do Insurance Quotes Affect Your Credit Score?

April 25, 2019

Learn the ins-and-outs of shopping for insurance quotes and the role your credit plays in your search. Read more.

How Being an Authorized User Could Boost Your Credit Score

April 24, 2019

Learn what it takes to become an authorized user on someone else's credit card and how it could help (or hurt) your credit score. Read more.

Freezing Your Credit: The Ultimate Guide

April 23, 2019

Here’s what you need to know about credit freezes, including how they affect your credit and when it’s worth using one. Read more.

Understanding Types of Credit – What They are and How to Use Them

April 18, 2019

Here's everything you need to know about the types of credit and how they impact your credit score, minus the financial jargon. Read more.

4 Types of People who Might not Want a Self Account

April 17, 2019

A Self account can be a great fit for a lot of people, it might not be right for everyone. Here's a guide to help you decide if it's right for you. Read more.