Personal Finance Blog

Secured Credit Card or Credit Builder Loan: What Makes the Most Sense for Your Credit?

January 7, 2020

These are two common tools for building credit from scratch - but which one's right for you and your credit? Get the details here. Read more.

Why Your Credit Card Application Was Denied and How to Fix It

January 2, 2020

Apply for a credit card and get denied? Here's what to know – and what to do about it. Read more.

How Security Deposits Work for Secured Credit Cards

December 30, 2019

Learn how a security deposit works for a secured credit card. Read more.

Self Financial in 2019 — Growth, Growth and Growth

December 27, 2019

2019 was a busy year for us. Customers improved their credit score an average of 47 points, we became Self (formerly Self Lender), launched a secured credit card and grew to more than 50 employees. Read more.

What to Know About Military Security Clearances and Credit

December 26, 2019

In the military? Bad credit could block you from getting a higher security clearance. Here's what you need to know so you don't miss out on a big promotion. Read more.

Why January Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Car

December 23, 2019

Is January a good time to buy a car? Yes! Here are some of the biggest reasons January is the best time of year for car buying. Read more.

How To Get Your Finances In Order Before The Year Ends, Based on Job Type

December 19, 2019

Making a few smart money moves now helps you hit the ground running in 2020. Here's what to do before the year ends, based on your job type. Read more.

Jobs You Need Good Credit to Get

December 12, 2019

If you're applying for these jobs, your credit matters. Learn which jobs require good credit, and how to keep yourself in the running for them. Read more.