Personal Finance Blog

Alternative Credit Scoring Models and How They Affect You

March 5, 2020

Spoiler! It's not just about the information on your credit report anymore... Read more.

What is ChexSystems and What Does It Mean If You Are Blacklisted?

March 3, 2020

Being blacklisted by ChexSystems creates hurdles if you're trying to get your finances back on track. Here's what to know Read more.

What’s a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?

February 27, 2020

Here's what you need to know about your credit score and getting a car loan. Read more.

7 Free (or Low-Cost) Ways to Have Fun While Saving Money

February 25, 2020

You don't have to cut back to save money. Here's how to add joy to your life, while adding to your savings. Read more.

What is a Second Chance Bank Account?

February 20, 2020

Trying to turn your financial life around? A second chance bank account might be just what you need... Read more.

Top Cities to Rent or Buy in 2020

February 19, 2020

Deciding whether to buy a house or to rent is a big question many people will encounter. This analysis of housing and rental data from Zillow shows the top cities in the U.S. where it's better to rent or buy in 2020. Read more.

Self Raises $20M in Series C Funding to Bring Savings and Credit-Building to Millions of Americans

February 19, 2020

Self raised $20 million to invest even more in helping you build credit. Read more.

What is the Best Way to Manage Credit Card Debt? Actually, There are 12 Ways…

February 18, 2020

Learn 12 ways to manage your credit card debt, pay it off, and prevent yourself from going back into debt later. Read more.