Personal Finance Blog

Snapshot of the Self app on a mobile phoneIs Self Credit Repair?
June 14, 2021
Is Self credit repair? Our experts break it down in this short article. Read more.
Close up of hands holding a phone with the Self app open on it and a cup of coffee on the table. How Much Does Self Raise Your Credit Score?
June 14, 2021
How much does Self boost your credit? Our experts shed some light in this detailed guide. Read more.
An illustration of a woman standing at the bad credit range of a credit-score meter, reaching for a credit card.How to Get a Credit Card with Bad Credit
June 11, 2021
It’s possible to get a credit card when you have bad credit. You’ll either choose a secured credit card, or what’s known as a subprime credit card. Read this article to make a smart choice and get ready for your card application. Read more.
Illustration of a woman holding a "closed" sign in front of a credit card.How to Safely Close a Credit Card
June 10, 2021
Sometimes it’s smart to close a credit card account. Read on to find out when it makes sense to close that credit card, how it will affect your credit score and a few steps to safely close a credit card. Read more.
An illustration of a glowing percent symbol to represent a good APR on a credit card.What is a Good APR On a Credit Card?
June 9, 2021
The APR, or annual percentage rate, on a credit card matters if you don’t pay your monthly balance in full. In that case, you’ll owe interest on the balance. So the lower the APR the better for your wallet. Read this article to understand more about credit card APRs. Read more.
An illustration of credit cards in concentric circles.Types of Credit Cards
June 8, 2021
There are many types of credit cards, but deciding which one is right for you will depend on your interests and your credit history. Read this article to learn about the different types of cards on the market. Read more.
Hand holding phone with the Self app Can I Pay My Self Loan Off Early?
June 1, 2021
Can I pay my Self loan off early? Here's what you need to know if you want to pay your Self Credit Builder Account off early, straight from our experts. Read more.
Hands holding a phone with the Self appWhat to Expect When Your Credit Builder Account is Ending
May 25, 2021
Find out what happens when your Credit Builder Account ends in our expert guide. Read more.