Personal Finance Blog

7 Reasons You Might Need a Self Credit Builder Account

September 5, 2019

Is a Self Credit Builder Account right for you? Here's some info that can help you decide for yourself. Read more.

What is an Emergency Savings Fund?

September 3, 2019

If you faced an emergency expense tomorrow, would you have the money to pay for it? Learn why and how to start your savings safety net. Read more.

7 Smart Ways to Use Business Credit Cards at a Startup

August 29, 2019

There are many smart ways to use business credit cards to extend cash flow and add value. Here are 7 of them. Read more.

Can Undocumented Immigrants Build Credit?

August 27, 2019

Without a Social Security Number, it can be difficult to get credit. But not impossible. Learn how to establish credit without an SSN. Read more.

Introducing Self.

August 24, 2019

Self Lender is changing its name to Self. Read this note from our CEO, James Garvey, explaining why. Read more.

What is the Snowball Strategy for Paying Off Debt?

August 22, 2019

This popular debt payoff strategy is widely promoted by money personality Dave Ramsey. But what are the benefits, pitfalls and alternatives to this approach? Read on to find out. Read more.

What is Debt Management?

August 20, 2019

Read on to learn more about debt management plans, how they can help you get a handle on your debt and how they might impact your credit. Read more.

What is a Business Credit Score?

August 15, 2019

Similar to personal credit scores, business credit scores help secure financing for your company. But there are some key differences. Learn what makes your business credit score unique. Read more.