Personal Finance Blog

12 Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

November 9, 2018

When it comes to financial best practices, it’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. Here are 12 tips to make it easy and some printable money lessons for hands-on learning. Read more.

Top 5 Credit Mistakes Veterans Make And How To Avoid Them

November 5, 2018

With the amount of change experienced during active duty, Veterans are at higher risk of making credit mistakes that can be avoided or fixed. Here are the top 5 mistakes and Veterans should do about them. Read more.

How To Establish Credit Without A Credit Card

November 1, 2018

Establishing credit without using a credit card is unconventional, but not impossible. Here are some suggestions you can use. Read more.

Millennials Reluctant To Talk Finances Too Soon In A Relationship

October 31, 2018

Most millennials and Gen Z respondents to our survey agreed that talking about personal finance is very important for the long-term success of a relationship. But a significant share of people haven't had such conversations with their partners and some topics will wait until after marriage. Read more.

How Long Does It Take To Build Credit?

October 24, 2018

The time it takes to rebuild your credit and impact your credit score varies by your personal circumstances and, to some degree, when the lender or credit card reports to the credit bureaus and by credit bureau. Plan on six months. Read more.

How To Establish Credit At 18

October 23, 2018

Your credit history will be important throughout your life. Only 18? It's not too soon to start building credit. Find the three best ways to get started here. Read more.

University of New Orleans Student Wins 2018 Self Lender Scholarship

October 23, 2018

Abel Iyasele of Nigeria is completing his doctoral program in financial economics at the University of New Orleans. He has won the 2018 Self Lender $1,000 Scholarship for Aspiring Entrepreneurs. Read more.

How to Consolidate Debt With a Personal Loan

October 19, 2018

Read some pros and cons for taking out a personal loan to consolidate debts and save money overall. Read more.