Financial Cents: Posts About Financial Advice

Rising Bankruptcy Rates Are Threatening America’s Seniors

A new study has found that bankruptcy rates for Americans 65 and older have grown fivefold since 1991—and indicates that a fraying social safety net is to blame.

Posted on: August 08, 2018


6 Ways to Earn Extra Money After You’ve Retired

Just because you're no longer working a 9-5 doesn't mean you won't be working at all.

Posted on: July 27, 2018


Financial Priorities: Which Debts Should You Pay Off First?

There's no one right answer, but you'll probably want to order your debts by interest rate or by total balance—whichever works best for you.

Posted on: July 25, 2018


8 Handy Tips for Road Tripping on the Cheap

Road tripping across the country may be fun, but the costs can add up fast. Learn how you can save money on gas, lodging, food, and more!

Posted on: July 12, 2018


How Do You Ask Someone to Be Your Cosigner?

If you don't have a great credit score or a large income, you might have to ask for help in order to get a loan or an apartment. What's the best way to go about it?

Posted on: July 10, 2018


“Uh-Oh, I Need Money Now!” 4 Fast Cash Options for People With Bad Credit

There's no perfect way to get money fast when you have bad credit, but these four choices can all be a good solution—so long as you're careful.

Posted on: June 29, 2018


How to Make Money Online: The Ultimate Resale Guide

Cut the clutter in your closets and turn it into cold, hard cash. Selling your stuff online is easier than you think, if you know what you're doing.

Posted on: June 28, 2018


How to Financially Plan for Death

No one likes to think about their death or the death of a loved one, but that type of thinking can leave those left behind in some pretty dire financial straights.

Posted on: June 27, 2018


Emergencies and Divorce: How to Plan For Worst-Case Scenarios

Building an emergency fund is key, as is making sure that both partners in any marriage have a clear understanding of the couple's finances.

Posted on: June 20, 2018


Yes, You Might Need a Credit Check to Rent a Car

Car rental companies see debit cards as a red flag and will likely check your credit before they rent to you.

Posted on: June 14, 2018