Personal Finance Blog

Self Recognized as FinTech Breakthrough Winner

March 12, 2020

We're proud to standout in this industry while staying true to our mission of helping YOU. Read more.

What are the Costs Involved in Using a Credit Card? Here are 3 Major Types of Fees, and How to Avoid Them.

March 10, 2020

If you're not careful, using credit cards can get expensive. Here are some common credit card fees to watch out for... Read more.

Alternative Credit Scoring Models and How They Affect You

March 5, 2020

Spoiler! It's not just about the information on your credit report anymore... Read more.

What is ChexSystems and What Does It Mean If You Are Blacklisted?

March 3, 2020

Being blacklisted by ChexSystems creates hurdles if you're trying to get your finances back on track. Here's what to know Read more.

What’s a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?

February 27, 2020

Here's what you need to know about your credit score and getting a car loan. Read more.

7 Free (or Low-Cost) Ways to Have Fun While Saving Money

February 25, 2020

You don't have to cut back to save money. Here's how to add joy to your life, while adding to your savings. Read more.

What is a Second Chance Bank Account?

February 20, 2020

Trying to turn your financial life around? A second chance bank account might be just what you need... Read more.

Self Raises $20M in Series C Funding to Bring Savings and Credit-Building to Millions of Americans

February 19, 2020

Self raised $20 million to invest even more in helping you build credit. Read more.