Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

How to Spot a Money Pit

Buying a house is expensive enough without having to sink thousands and thousands of dollars into additional repairs. When trying to avoid a money pit, start at the bottom and work your way up!

Posted on: February 22, 2019


Money at the Movies: Will The Oscars Reward a Box Office Winner or a Total No-Show?

Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody were international smash hits, while Roma drastically increased its viewership by skipping theatres entirely.

Posted on: February 21, 2019


So You Got Hit With an Overdraft Fee … Now What?

Overdraft protection is like a net; it's there to catch you when you fall. But once you've been hit with an overdraft fee, here's what you can do to pick yourself up again.

Posted on: February 21, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Throwing Parties

Throwing a party is supposed to be fun, but spending way too much money to host one isn't fun at all—especially when you're already broke.

Posted on: February 20, 2019


Here’s Why Your Tax Refund Might Be Smaller This Year

Remember when The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed and then you saw a bump in your take-home pay? Yeah, about that ...

Posted on: February 14, 2019


12 Tips for Talking About Money With Your Spouse or Partner

Talking about money with your spouse or partner isn't easy, but these helpful bits of expert advice should help make the conversation a healthy and productive one.

Posted on: February 13, 2019


Should Income Matter When Choosing a Partner?

Factoring in a potential partner's income might feel shallow, but it's one of many financial factors you should be taking into consideration—even if it's not the most important one.

Posted on: February 08, 2019


How to Navigate the Financial Side of Dating

Money's difficult enough to deal with on your own. Add dating to the mix and you've got a whole host of potential headaches on the horizon.

Posted on: February 06, 2019


Love and Money: A Brief History of Dowries

After a strong 3,000 year run dating back to Ancient Babylon, the practice of wedding dowries is finally going out of fashion ... for the most part. 

Posted on: February 06, 2019


Should You and Your Spouse Keep Your Finances Separate?

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to managing money in a marriage, but there are some best practices you can follow no matter what.

Posted on: February 04, 2019