Personal Finance Blog

5 Best Secured Credit Cards

May 22, 2019

Credit card expert Jason Steele walks you through his picks for the 5 best secured credit cards for building your credit. Read more.

Is Reporting Rent to the Credit Bureaus Worth it?

May 21, 2019

Some services offer rent reporting – for a fee. But are these services worth it when it comes to building credit? The answer might surprise you. Read more.

Credit Builder Loan vs. Personal Loan - What's the Difference?

May 16, 2019

They might sound similar, but there are some key differences between credit builder loans and personal loans. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to decide which might be right for you. Read more.

5 Common Questions About Self (and Their Answers)

May 15, 2019

A credit builder loan isn’t new, but we're the first company to offer them online or via mobile app in all 50 states. Since we’ve changed the delivery model for this product, it raises a lot of questions, and I wanted to respond to some of them. Read more.

Self Joins FDX, Promotes Secure Industry Standard for Consumer Access to Financial Records

May 14, 2019

Self joins FDX to promote consumer access to financial records. Read more.

Best Ways to Keep Your Finances In Line During PCS Moves

May 14, 2019

Military relocation creates a combo of stressors for Servicemembers and their families. Going into PCS moves prepared not only helps reduce stress, it can help you avoid costly mistakes. Here's what you need to know before your next PCS move. Read more.

Everything You Need to Know About the FIRE Movement: The Complete Guide to Retiring Early

May 13, 2019

The FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement is here. Are you on board? Here’s what you need to know about how to retire early. Read more.

Why Dave Ramsey Doesn’t Work for Everyone

May 9, 2019

If you tried and failed with Dave Ramsey, don't be too hard on yourself. Personal finance is personal, after all. Let’s look at some of the best parts of Dave Ramsey’s money strategies, where they make sense and who might want to follow a different path. Read more.