Financial Cents: Posts About Financial Advice

10 Money Lessons From the Worst Contracts in NBA History

NBA owners and general managers give out terrible contracts all the time. And since they're unlikely to ever stop, we figured SOMEONE should learn from their financial mistakes.

Posted on: October 12, 2018


Are You Opening a Bank Account with Bad Credit? Here’s What You Need to Know

While a bad credit score won't prevent you from opening a checking account, similar poor money habits with previous bank accounts could pose a problem.

Posted on: October 09, 2018


How to Save Money When You’re Already on a Tight Budget

Saving money is hard. And finding ways to save when you're already operating on a tight budget is even harder. Here are some tips and strategies to help you out.

Posted on: October 05, 2018


What Happens When You Can’t Pay Back Your Personal Loan

If you default on your personal loan, you're going to enter a world of debt collectors and garnished wages. Instead, try talking to your lender first.

Posted on: September 27, 2018


Found Yourself On The ChexSystems Blacklist? Here’s What You Can Do

A poor score from ChexSystems will affect your ability to open up a checking account. Here are some steps you can take to fix your score, plus a helpful alternative to traditional checking.

Posted on: September 13, 2018


How to Shop for Electronics With Bad Credit

Your best bet is to skip making this purchase altogether, but some savvy deal searching or shopping refurbished could also work.

Posted on: September 10, 2018


The (Comprehensive) Couple’s Guide To Budgeting

It takes two to tango—and it'll take both you and your partner communicating with each other to create (and stick to) a workable joint budget.

Posted on: August 31, 2018


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