Personal Finance Blog

Man using credit card and calculatorStates With the Most Credit Card Debt
August 18, 2021
Recent Self research reveals the top 15 states in the U.S. with the most credit card debt. Read more.
How Much Should I Spend On Groceries - heroHow Much Should I Spend On Groceries?
August 18, 2021
There isn't a hard and fast rule for how much to spend on groceries, so this guide is meant to help you figure out what will work for your diet and budget. Read more.
How To Open a Bank Account That No Creditor Can Touch - heroHow To Open a Bank Account That No Creditor Can Touch
August 17, 2021
If you think there's a risk your income or benefits could be garnished by a creditor, read this article to learn ways you can protect your money. Read more.
What Is Credit Restoration and Is It Worth It - heroWhat Is Credit Restoration and Is It Worth It?
August 16, 2021
Credit restoration is another name for credit repair, which mostly involves disputing any incorrect information that appears in your credit report. Read this article to learn when and how to use this option for improving your credit. Read more.
How To Get Out of a Title Loan Without Losing Your Car - heroHow To Get Out of a Title Loan Without Losing Your Car
August 15, 2021
If you have a car title loan, but want to get out of it, here are a few ideas to consider. Read more.
Can I Get a Loan Without a Bank Account - heroCan I Get a Loan Without a Bank Account?
August 14, 2021
If you need cash but don't have a bank account, it is possible to get a loan. Many of the options come with high interest rates and other terms that may put you in more financial risk, though. Read this article to learn more. Read more.
What Credit Score Do You Start With - heroWhat Credit Score Do You Start With?
August 13, 2021
If you've seen the standard credit score ranges (usually 300 to 850), you might think you start at 300 and work your way up. But you actually will just have no score for a few months (probably six). Read this article to learn how to get off to a good start. Read more.
How to Get an 800 Credit Score 5 Ways - heroHow to Get an 800 Credit Score: 5 Ways
August 12, 2021
Depending on the current state of your credit history, it will take more or less time to reach that 800 credit score milestone. But you can do it. Read this article to learn how. Read more.