Personal Finance Blog

Use Secured Cards To Build Credit

October 2, 2018

Secured credit cards can be a good option for establishing or re-building credit. Learn how they work and whether they're right for you. Read more.

Self Lender Teams Up With Neighborhood Trust

October 2, 2018

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, a nonprofit social enterprise, is partnering with Self Lender, the fintech that’s on a mission to help consumers responsibly build credit and save, to integrate the fintech product into Trusted Advisor, its workplace financial wellness benefit. Read more.

Do Prepaid Cards Build Credit?

October 1, 2018

Looking for easy and affordable ways to build credit? Unfortunately prepaid cards won't help. But you have alternatives, including secured cards and credit-builder loans. Read more.

90% of Americans Don’t Know How Long it Takes to Pay Off Student Loans

September 21, 2018

We polled 1,000 Americans and asked them what they knew about student loans — and the results we found will likely surprise you. Read more.

51 Side Hustle Ideas for Recent Grads

September 17, 2018

Whether you are a recent college grad or seasoned professional, here are 51 side hustle ideas to help you decide if you should have one. Read more.

Unpaid Medical Bills Can Hurt Your Credit. Take Control.

September 14, 2018

Unpaid medical bills can go to collections and appear on your credit report. See what you can do to prevent medical debts from hurting your credit. Read more.

Could Billionaires End Society's Biggest Challenges?

August 24, 2018

We crunched the numbers to see whether billionaires could use their funds to end our biggest problems. Read more.

Self Lender Surpasses 120,000 Accounts, Triples Staff and Hires Consumer Marketing Veteran Brett Billick

June 13, 2018

Self Lender talks 2018 account growth, an expanding team, and introduces a veteran CMO. Read more.