Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

Yes, You Might Need a Credit Check to Rent a Car

Car rental companies see debit cards as a red flag and will likely check your credit before they rent to you.

Posted on: June 14, 2018


Summer Jobs: Teens and Young Adults are Working (and Saving!) More Than You Think

Young people get a bad rap for being lazy, but a new OppLoans survey shows that's not the case at all. 

Posted on: June 12, 2018


The 12 Worst Financial Scandals In History

From the "OG" Ponzi himself through "Count Victor Lustig" (we're pretty sure he was a vampire too) and all-time favorite Bernie Madoff, these are the 12 biggest financial scandals of all time!

Posted on: June 11, 2018


Should You Drop Your Bank For A Credit Union?

While qualifying for a credit union might be a little more difficult, these non-profits have several advantages over traditional banks, especially for folks with bad credit.

Posted on: June 07, 2018


Does Extreme Couponing ACTUALLY Save You Money?

Is it really that simple to hack the power of the noble coupon? It depends on how much time you have. 

Posted on: June 04, 2018


The Pros and Cons (and Scams) of Trade School

If you do your research and know what industry you're interested in, trade school could be a great option--just make sure that your school isn't actually a scam.

Posted on: June 01, 2018


Pre-Employment Credit Checks: What are They and What’s On Them?

Employers can and do run pre-employment credit checks as a part of your application process, but they need your permission to do so.

Posted on: May 25, 2018


8 Ways To Save Money Today, Tomorrow and Every Day After

Making a budget, automating your savings, and choosing a night in over an expensive evening out are all great ways to save.

Posted on: May 24, 2018


“How is Your Credit Score Doing?” by Your Mother

Are you taking care of your credit score? And remember, I'm your mother, so I can always tell when you're lying.

Posted on: May 23, 2018


Can a Payday Loan Company Take You to Court?

You know a payday loan can hurt your credit. But can failing to pay one back actually put you in front of a judge?

Posted on: May 22, 2018