Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Cards

How to Money, Episode Two: Credit Cards

Episode two of our new web series covers some credit card basics and offers handy tips for how to use your card properly.

Posted on: August 14, 2017


Secured Credit Cards: 3 Ways to Use One to Rebuild Bad Credit

These cards are available for folks with bad credit and using one responsibly can help fix your score.

Posted on: August 04, 2017


How to Use Credit Cards: 3 Basic Tips

Are your credit cards working for you... or against you? Use these 3 simple credit card tips to make sure your credit cards are helping you and not holding you back!

Posted on: July 06, 2017


6 Common Credit Myths Debunked!

Sure, credit can seem complex. But once you separate the myths from the facts, you might be surprised how manageable it all really is. Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, breaks it all down for you!

Posted on: January 27, 2017


Let’s Get “Creducated”!

Do you know your credit score? More importantly, do you know how to improve it? We spoke with Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, for a review of the basics of credit to help you live a better, more informed financial life now!

Posted on: January 20, 2017


10 Tips for Winning at Black Friday

Today's the day! Depending on your point of view, it's either time to sit down with family to enjoy some great food and company... or it's time to get pumped for some big-time savings at the Black Friday sales. Whether you're a professional bargain hunter, or just thinking of getting in on the action for the first time, here are some (surprising) tips to stretch your dollar further this Black Friday!

Posted on: November 24, 2016


PRO TIPS: Answers From Real Personal Finance Experts

We've reached out to real life financial professionals to find out their most commonly received questions (and deliver you the answers)!

Posted on: October 31, 2016


4 Reasons to Avoid Cash Advances

Cash advance. The name sure makes it sound like a good thing. But the reality is MUCH different. Check out these four reasons to avoid dangerous and costly cash advances.

Posted on: October 11, 2016


A Crash Course in Credit Card Cash Advances (3 of 3): Better Alternatives

There are options far more affordable than cash advances—options that won’t leave you in worse financial shape than you were before. Here are OppLoans’ recommended alternatives to credit card cash advances.

Posted on: June 14, 2016


A Crash Course in Credit Card Cash Advances (2 of 3): Know the Dangers

“Fast cash” products like credit card cash advances are loaded with vague fees and confusing changes in interest rates. What does it all actually mean? OppLoans breaks down the dangers to keep you and your money safe.

Posted on: June 10, 2016