Personal Finance Blog

Why you should start budgeting for the holidays now

December 16, 2017

From buying gifts to constantly eating out, the holidays can be financially stressful. Get a head start by creating a budget and spending schedule, now. Read more.

The Life of an NFL Salary Contract

December 15, 2017

With the start of the NFL season upon us, it’s worth exploring what drives these negotiations and the related consternation or elation that results from them. Read more.

Five tips to avoid a holiday money hangover this year

November 7, 2017

As the days grow short, so does your budget for December spending. How big will your holiday financial hangover be? Read more.

How To Protect Your Credit From The Fallout Of Identity Theft

September 11, 2017

If you’ve become an identity theft victim, don't panic. A few simple actions can not only spare you from the worst consequences, but also help with recovery. Read more.

Can you still build credit when your credit is frozen?

September 11, 2017

Credit freezes can carry a negative connotation. In reality, they exist as powerful tools to protect you and your credit. Credit freezes not only secure against and manage the consequences of identity theft, they also have no impact whatsoever on your credit scores. Read more.

What is a credit freeze?

September 10, 2017

Credit freezes protect an individual's credit history from unauthorized access. Someone who wishes to protect against identity theft can insitute a freeze. Read more.

UC Berkeley student wins 2017 self lender scholarship

August 9, 2017

self lender announces 2017 scholarship winner Read more.

Do You Have Insufficient Credit History? Here's What You Need to Know and Do

August 8, 2017

Insufficient credit history. Those three words can send a chill up your spine — and can seemingly freeze your finances — when you’re applying for a credit card or loan. Read more.