Financial Cents: Posts About Financial News

The Equifax Hack: What You Should Do Now

This is just the beginning. Learn what you can do to prevent your personal data both now and in the future.

Posted on: September 08, 2017

OppLoans is #219 on the Inc. 500 List!

We don’t like to brag, but sometimes news comes along that you've just got to share... OppLoans has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500!

Posted on: August 16, 2017

What’s the Story Behind Those Oscar Swag Bags?

Losing an Oscar—or getting head-faked into thinking you won one—must be tough. But getting one of those swag bags worth hundreds of thousands of dollars probably helps. Here's the story about the creative entrepreneurs behind the priciest goodie bags in the world!

Posted on: March 01, 2017

How Much Money is Spent During Mardi Gras?

Everyone loves Mardi Gras. But the fun isn't free! Learn how much America's biggest party costs (and earns!) with OppLoans!

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Ready, Set, Deduct! How to Prepare for Tax Season 2017.

We get it. You'd rather do literally anything else instead of your taxes. But this year, use these expert tips, get a head start, and you'll have a nice hefty refund check in no time! It's easier than you think and we're here to help. Refund, here we come!

Posted on: January 13, 2017

9 Cheap Ways to Lower Your Winter Energy Bill!

Keeping your home (and yourself) warm all winter can be costly. Check out these easy DIY tips to winterize your home for less this winter!

Posted on: January 12, 2017

The Blockbuster Costs of Real Star Wars Death Stars, Spaceships and More!

Excited for the new Star Wars movie Rogue One this weekend? Us too! As money (and Star Wars) nerds, we wanted to take this opportunity to find the real world cost of some of our favorite Star Wars spaceships and more. Check out these astronomical prices!

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Finance Friday: A good week for personal finance news? That’s debatable.

For personal finance junkies, this week was a big one. From the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Monthly Complaint Report, to the continuing controversy at Wells Fargo, to—oh yeah—a little talk here and there about our presidential candidates' finances, the one thing you can say about this week is that it was never, ever boring...

Posted on: October 07, 2016

Finance Friday: The Push for Financial Literacy!

Here are the personal finance, financial literacy, and budgeting/saving articles that might deserve your attention this week. Learn some new savings tips, or just stay up to date on current finance news. Happy (Finance) Friday everybody!

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Finance Fridays: Another Rough Week for Payday Loans

Payday loans continued to make headlines for all the wrong reasons this week. Between more cities and states enacting tougher regulations against payday loans, deceptive banking practices coming to light, and socially responsible lending innovators winning major awards (what?) this was a busy week. At OppLoans, we track these stories closely because nothing is more important to us than helping borrowers avoid these predatory lenders and their bad products.

Posted on: September 23, 2016