Financial Cents: Posts About Financial Advice

A Beginner’s Guide to Budgeting

Starting a budget is going to require some work, but that doesn't mean it has to be scary! Here are some expert tips to help you break the seal.

Posted on: December 14, 2018


9 Free or Low-Cost Ways to Give Back for the Holidays

There are ways for you to give gifts and make your community a better place for the holidays that don't involve shelling out tons of dough.

Posted on: December 13, 2018


So You’ve Been Double-Billed … Now What?

If you get double-billed, just remember that advice you received in couples counseling and communicate!

Posted on: December 12, 2018


How to Get Cheaper Car Insurance

Car insurance is important—so much so that it's pretty much required! But that doesn't mean you should have to pay an arm and a leg to have it!

Posted on: December 10, 2018


Save Money on Your Holiday Groceries with These Expert Tips

Don't forget that you can overspend on food and groceries just as easily as you can bust your budget buying presents!

Posted on: December 07, 2018


Is Rent-to-Own a Good Way to Purchase a Home?

While rent-to-own agreements can be more affordable than standard home purchases—all with the added benefit of letting you live in the home before you buy—they aren't without their risks.

Posted on: December 06, 2018


The Ridiculously High Cost of Bank Overdraft Fees

When it comes to sky-high interest rates, predatory payday loans and cash advances can't hold a candle to the fees banks charge when you overdraft your checking account.

Posted on: December 05, 2018


How to Vet Potential Renters

When you're letting someone into your home or a property that you own, you want to be absolutely sure that they're a person you can trust. 

Posted on: December 03, 2018


Want a Great Holiday Gift for Your Grandkid? How About Helping Them Pay for College!

While it's traditional for most holiday gifts to be a surprise, this is one instance where you'll definitely want to sit down with everybody first and coordinate.

Posted on: November 30, 2018


Here are 4 Very Bad Reasons to Get a Personal Loan

Avoiding high-cost predatory loans is great, but even the most affordable loans can pose a danger to your finances if they're being taken out for the wrong reason.

Posted on: November 29, 2018