Personal Finance Blog

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.

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 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.

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.

How A Short Sale Affects Your Credit Score

October 18, 2018

A short sale will damage your credit - for a while. How much damage it does depends on several factors, including how good your credit score is when it happens. Read more.

Credit-Based Insurance Score: One More Reason to Improve Your Credit

October 17, 2018

You probably haven't heard of it, but your credit-based insurance score can influence the cost of your insurance premiums. Learn how it works and how to keep it in good shape. Read more.

74% of Americans Don’t Know What a “Good” Credit Score Is

October 17, 2018

We polled 1,000 Americans and asked them if they knew what a “good” credit score is — and the results we found will likely surprise you. Read more.

How To Ask For A Raise

October 10, 2018

Learn how to ask for a raise to significantly improve your financial standing — both now and in the future. Read more.