Personal Finance Blog

Intro to Credit Course

June 5, 2019

Learn the basics of credit in this introductory course. Read more.

Do You Really Need an 850 Credit Score?

June 4, 2019

While getting that perfect 850 credit score is possible, it's not always necessary. Here's why. Read more.

Customer Success rep weighs in: here’s what you need to know about Self

May 29, 2019

Here's what I've learned after working with customers, and what you need to know before signing up for Self. Read more.

Credit Scores Needed for VA and FHA Loans

May 28, 2019

Certain programs are designed to lower the barrier of entry for home ownership, including VA and FHA loans. Here's what you need to know about their credit score requirements. Read more.

How to Get Student Loans with No Credit or Bad Credit

May 23, 2019

College is expensive. If you need to borrow money for school, your credit score could impact the loans you can get. Here's what you need to know about your credit score and student loans. Read more.

How To Protect Yourself From Financial Abuse

May 23, 2019

Financial abuse happens when an abuser takes control of someone’s economic livelihood. Learn how to protect against financial abuse and build health habits in your relationships. Read more.

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.