Personal Finance Blog

Could the Government Shutdown Shut Down Your Credit Score?

January 24, 2019

The government shutdown could impact the credit scores of federal employees without pay. Learn why and how to help minimize your risk. Read more.

8 Tips for Leveraging the Gig Economy

January 23, 2019

Considering joining the 57 million Americans who are working in the gig economy as freelancers and independent contractors? Here are some tips for success. Read more.

How Co-Signing Affects Your Credit

January 18, 2019

Becoming a co-signer on a loan can really help a family member or friend. But there are risks to your own credit history. Be sure you can afford it and know how to get out of it when the time comes. Read more.

7 Surprising Ways Your Finances are Affecting Your Health

January 14, 2019

Learn how debt affects your health – and what you can do about it. Read more.

What Is UltraFICO And What Does It Mean For You?

December 28, 2018

More lenders are interested in using alternative data to determine creditworthiness. The UltraFICO incorporates your bank account data in its score, which may benefit people with little or no credit history. Read more.

Financial Organization For Military Service Members

December 27, 2018

Certain scenarios unique to being a Military Servicemember can make it challenging to keep your finances organized. Here's how to stay financially organized in six steps. Read more.

How Overdrafts Affect Credit Scores

December 26, 2018

Overdrafts typically don't affect your credit score. But if you don't repay them, a bank could send them to collections, which would affect your credit report. Unpaid overdrafts could also affect other financial products. Read more.

Top Financial Goals For 2019

December 26, 2018

Setting financial goals and making plans to execute them is important to overall financial health. So why do 40% of people not do it? Read more.