Personal Finance Blog

Self Lender in 2018 — 2.3 million points increased and $100 million saved

December 25, 2018

In 2018, Self Lender customers opened more than $100 million in credit builder accounts and increased credit scores by 2.3 million points. Read more.

How to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy

December 21, 2018

Bankruptcy can really damage your credit, but the good news is the damage is not permanent. Taking positive steps to rebuild your credit can speed your recovery. Read more.

How To Get A Loan With No Credit

December 19, 2018

If you need a loan, but have no credit history - don't worry. You have options. Here are seven tips for getting a loan when you have no credit. Read more.

Employers Should Consider Student Loan Help As A Benefit

December 14, 2018

Our survey shows over half of Americans with student debt are willing to trade one or more benefits for help paying off student loans. Read more.

How Credit History Affects Your Ability To Rent An Apartment

December 12, 2018

Your credit report - not your credit score - can affect your ability to rent an apartment. Landlords are trying to determine whether they can count on you to pay your rent on time. Know what's in your report. Read more.

12 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Finances

December 11, 2018

Maximize your financial prosperity by avoiding these 12 cognitive biases that can have a serious effect on your money. Read more.

How To Use Credit Cards to Build Credit

December 10, 2018

Used responsibly, credit cards are powerful tools for building credit. Be sure to pay them on time and use a low percent of your credit line for maximum impact. Read more.

What Credit Score Is Needed To Lease A Car

November 27, 2018

It's possible to lease a car when you have bad credit, but your options and terms are going to be much better when your credit score is 700 or better. Read more.