The Benefits of Good Credit

Personal Finance Blog

5 Steps to Build Credit History

April 30, 2017

It takes credit to build credit. So, if you don’t have any credit then getting a line of credit to build your credit history is difficult. And, if you already had a line of credit, but didn’t use it correctly, then getting another line of credit to rebuild is even more difficult. It’s not impossible, however, to establish or rebuild, and it doesn’t require help from anyone else, contrary to public belief. Here's how. Read more.

self lender launches new logo!

April 17, 2017

self lender has a new logo! Read more.

10 Tips to teach your child about personal finance

February 21, 2017

Teaching your child about financial matters at a young age will help ensure they grow to be fully functioning adults. Read more.

A basic guide to understanding revolving credit

February 13, 2017

From credit cards to a HELOC, here's everything you need to know about revolving credit - plus a few helpful tips to make the most of yours. Read more.

A hard and fast explanation of hard and soft inquiries

February 10, 2017

Don't overlook or underestimate the importance of knowing the difference between a hard vs. soft inquiry. Read on to find out which will impact you more. Read more.

Can you be denied a job due to bad credit?

February 8, 2017

Unfortunately, companies have every right to deny you a job due to your poor credit history. Here are a few ways to get ahead of the potential problem. Read more.

International credit reporting: The United States vs. United Kingdom

February 6, 2017

Moving overseas & want to know if your credit score will come with you? Find out now. Read more.

Which metro areas have the most millennial homeowners?

February 3, 2017

A Self Lender analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found these top 12 metro areas have the biggest shares of millennials living the homeowners dream. Read more.