Establishing Credit

Close up of someone holding a phone with the Self app open on it and a cup of coffee on the table. What You Need to Know About Your Self Credit Builder Account
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.
graduating cap on top of moneyGetting a Student Loan with Bad Credit
May 23, 2019
College is expensive, which is why many students may need to take out student loans. Read on for tips on how to get student loans with no credit or bad credit. Read more.
How many new credit accounts you open is a major factor that impacts your credit score. 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.
Young man standing on his balconyReporting Rent to the Credit Bureaus
May 21, 2019
Paying your rent on time is essential, but is reporting rent to the credit bureaus worth it? Continue on to learn if you should report your rent to the credit bureaus. Read more.
young man and woman meeting with a loan advisorCredit 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.
credit historyCredit Repair vs. Credit Building: What's The Difference
May 8, 2019
Here’s what to know about the differences between credit building and credit repair, and how to ensure you make the right moves to improve your credit. Read more.
young man and woman at a computerWhat’s a Certificate of Deposit? And What it Means at Self
May 1, 2019
A certificate of deposit is like a savings account in which you can’t access the money for a certain period of time. Read on for more about CD accounts. Read more.
Woman looking at credit score at computerEverything You Need to Know About Credit Inquiries
April 30, 2019
Learn what the different types of credit inquiries mean and the impact they could have on your credit score. Read more.