Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

Is a Joint Bank Account a Wise Financial Move?

Pooling incomes and expenses into a single set of bank accounts makes sense for a lot of couples—but not for all of them. 

Posted on: June 21, 2019


How to Save Money Every Week

You aren't going to save all the money you need at once. You need to do it gradually—and these expert tips will help you save on a weekly basis.

Posted on: June 21, 2019


Tips for Finding a Great Deal on a Used Car

There are many traps out there—like sketchy salesmen and deceptive price tags—that can turn buying a used car into a profoundly spendy experience.

Posted on: June 20, 2019


Should You Get Dealer Financing?

If you have bad credit, dealer financing might be your best option for buying a car. But dealer financing is still notorious for inflating your costs.

Posted on: June 18, 2019


3 Tips for Managing Money in the Gig Economy

If you're not budgeting your money properly and building up your savings, you could end up struggling to make it from one paycheck to the next.

Posted on: June 13, 2019


How Do Variable Interest Rates Work?

Variable rates can go up or down based on the performance of a "benchmark" rate, and this movement can mean higher or lower costs. 

Posted on: June 13, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Hanging With Friends

Don't let your friends' expensive tastes be the reason you rack up a pile of high-interest credit card debt—follow these expert tips instead!

Posted on: June 13, 2019


How to Put That Coin Jar to Good Use

Instead of letting all those loose coins rattle around in your pockets, put them in a jar and let your savings grow. Rare coins might even be worth more!

Posted on: June 12, 2019


Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money Down the Road

Spending a little bit of money now, plus taking the time to learn some DIY car maintenance, will mean big savings later on.

Posted on: June 07, 2019


How to Have Fun This Summer on a Budget

Vacations are great for your mental and physical health, but not so much for your bank account. So check out these cheap entertainment alternatives instead!

Posted on: June 06, 2019