Personal Finance Blog

A basic guide to understanding revolving credit

February 13, 2017

From credit cards to a HELOC, here's everything you need to know about revolving credit - plus a few helpful tips to make the most of yours. Read more.

A hard and fast explanation of hard and soft inquiries

February 10, 2017

Don't overlook or underestimate the importance of knowing the difference between a hard vs. soft inquiry. Read on to find out which will impact you more. Read more.

International credit reporting: The United States vs. United Kingdom

February 6, 2017

Moving overseas & want to know if your credit score will come with you? Find out now. Read more.

Which metro areas have the most millennial homeowners?

February 3, 2017

A Self Lender analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found these top 12 metro areas have the biggest shares of millennials living the homeowners dream. Read more.

How to prepare your credit score for life's major purchases

January 31, 2017

When it comes to the big financial decisions, having a strong credit score is crucial. Learn how to build yours in preparation. Read more.

Are you paying too much because of your credit card interest rate?

January 25, 2017

Don't gloss over your next credit card statement. Learn how your credit card’s interest rate is determined and what to do if yours is too high. Read more.

7 Things you should always pay for with your credit card

January 23, 2017

The average American has nearly 3 credit cards. Here's how to make sure you're making the most out of your purchases to earn maximum rewards. Read more.

How to go back to school and keep your full-time job

January 12, 2017

Figuring out the logistics and finances of continuing your education can be easier said than done. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Read more.