Personal Finance Blog

What’s the Purpose of a Credit Bureau and Why Do They Matter?

February 13, 2020

What are credit bureaus, what data do they collect on you and how do they use it? Get the answers here... Read more.

How Often Do Credit Reports Update?

February 11, 2020

Credit report hasn't updated in a while? Here's why... Read more.

Pros and Cons of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Car Dealerships

February 6, 2020

Here’s a look at what you can expect from “buy-here, pay-here” car loans and the sellers that stand behind them. Read more.

How to Budget When Your Income Varies

February 4, 2020

If your income changes month-to-month, it can wreak havoc on your budget and financial goals. Here are some steps to help you plan so your finances stay on the right track. Read more.

Joint Bank Accounts: Women's Perspectives

February 4, 2020

While it may be expected that couples who get married or live together mingle their money in a joint bank account, there are reasons for women to keep a separate account. In a recent survey, 2,000 women shared their perspective on join bank accounts. Read more.

The Scary Truth Behind Long-Term Car Loans

January 30, 2020

Don't let the appeal of lower monthly payments cause you to overlook the hidden risks of long-term car financing. Here's what to watch out for, and some alternatives to try instead. Read more.

How Much of Your Paycheck Should You Save Each Month?

January 28, 2020

Here are some guidelines to consider to make the most of your income and find ways to save. Read more.

How to File a Late Tax Return

January 23, 2020

There's a simple way to get more time to file your taxes – an extension. Here's how to get one, and what to watch out for you if you do. Read more.