Personal Finance Blog

Secured Cards: The Credit-Building Credit Card

October 22, 2019

Secured credit cards can be a good option for establishing or rebuilding credit. Learn how they work and whether they're right for you. Read more.

The Difference Between Hard and Soft Credit Inquiries

October 21, 2019

The main difference between hard and soft inquiries is how they impact your credit score. Learn the difference between these and what to watch out for. Read more.

How to Reduce Credit Score Damage if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

October 17, 2019

Get tools and ideas to reduce damage to your credit score if you're a victim of identity theft here. Read more.

Activate Your Self Visa® Credit Card

October 17, 2019

Looking to activate your Self Visa® Credit Card? Check here. Read more.

5 Things to Know About the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

October 15, 2019

Joining the military? Here are 5 things you need to know about the SCRA to make sure your finances are in order too. Read more.

Starting a Business as an Immigrant to the U.S.

October 10, 2019

Entrepreneurs always face challenges, but starting a business as a new immigrant can be even tougher. Here's what you need to know to get started. Read more.

What to Think About Before Taking on a New Loan

October 8, 2019

It can be tempting to get a loan to solve an immediate problem. But to avoid worse problems down the road, there are some things to consider before taking on more debt. Read more.

What is APR and Why Does it Matter?

October 3, 2019

APR is often featured in marketing for credit cards and loans - and federally regulated. But what is it and why should you care? Here's how understanding APR could impact you – for better or worse. Read more.