Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

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


Spooktacular Tips for Throwing An Affordable Halloween Party

Sure, you could throw the most epic Halloween bash this town has ever seen! But if that means eating uncooked ramen for the next 3 months to cover the cost, maybe you should go thriftier.

Posted on: October 11, 2018


How to Save Money on Gas

Gas is already expensive, and it's unlikely to get any cheaper in the near future. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stretch your gas budget even further!

Posted on: October 10, 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


How Can You Tell if a Job Offer is a Scam?

Job offers that sound too good to be true or that require you to put money down up front are probably not legit.

Posted on: October 03, 2018


What Happens When You Bounce a Check?

For the most part, things that bounce are really fun. But when it comes to bouncing checks, there's no fun in sight.

Posted on: October 01, 2018


What It Really Means to Cosign a Loan

If you wouldn't be comfortable taking out a given loan for yourself, then you'll want to think twice about cosigning that loan for someone else.

Posted on: September 28, 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


What Gets Discharged During Bankruptcy? (And What Doesn’t?)

If you're filing for bankruptcy, you shouldn't expect that all your debts are going to vanish overnight. Some debts can't be discharged through bankruptcy, period.

Posted on: September 26, 2018