Personal Finance Blog

What's a Financial Windfall Plan? (And How to Make One)

January 21, 2020

Sometimes, if you're lucky, money falls in your lap. With the right plan, you can use that money to get ahead and build wealth. Here's what to know to make that money work for you. Read more.

5 Major Credit Score Factors

January 16, 2020

Learn about the 5 major factors that impact your credit score the most. Read more.

30 Day Money-Saving Challenge

January 14, 2020

Challenge yourself to save over the next 30 days with these ideas. Read more.

Self Makes Built-In-Austin’s “Best Places to Work” List

January 13, 2020

Self recognized among Austin's best place to work. Read more.

How Do You Plan To Use Your Tax Refund?

January 13, 2020

Many Americans are stressed out by filing taxes and say they depend on getting a refund to keep their budgets in line. Check out our survey for more insights. Read more.

5 Ways to Put Your Tax Refund to Work for Your Financial Health

January 13, 2020

Don't just get by this tax season, use your tax refund to get ahead financially. Here's how. Read more.

A Basic Guide To Understanding Revolving Credit

January 9, 2020

From credit cards to a HELOC, here's everything you need to know about revolving credit - plus a few helpful tips to make the most of yours. Read more.

Secured Credit Card or Credit Builder Loan: What Makes the Most Sense for Your Credit?

January 7, 2020

These are two common tools for building credit from scratch - but which one's right for you and your credit? Get the details here. Read more.