How Many Credit Cards Should You Have – Really?

Establishing Credit

The High Cost of Bad Credit

June 6, 2019

When you have bad credit, you're more likely to get high interest rates for car loans and mortgages. Since those loans last years and even decades, that means you end up paying thousands of dollars more for the money you borrowed. Read more.

Intro to Credit Course

June 5, 2019

Learn the basics of credit in this introductory course. Read more.

Do You Really Need an 850 Credit Score?

June 4, 2019

While getting that perfect 850 credit score is possible, it's not always necessary. Here's why. Read more.

Customer Success rep weighs in: here’s what you need to know about Self Lender

May 29, 2019

Here's what I've learned after working with customers, and what you need to know before signing up for Self Lender. Read more.

5 Best Secured Credit Cards

May 22, 2019

Credit card expert Jason Steele walks you through his picks for the 5 best secured credit cards for building your credit. Read more.

Is Reporting Rent to the Credit Bureaus Worth it?

May 21, 2019

Some services offer rent reporting – for a fee. But are these services worth it when it comes to building credit? The answer might surprise you. Read more.

Credit Builder Loan vs. Personal Loan - What's the Difference?

May 16, 2019

They might sound similar, but there are some key differences between credit builder loans and personal loans. Here's how to tell them apart, and how to decide which might be right for you. Read more.

5 common questions about Self Lender (and their answers)

May 15, 2019

A credit builder loan isn’t new, but we're the first company to offer them online or via mobile app in all 50 states. Since we’ve changed the delivery model for this product, it raises a lot of questions, and I wanted to respond to some of them. Read more.