Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

How To Save Money on Back to School Supplies

Take stock, wait till you've got your shopping list, and become a master deal seeker to stretch your school supplies budget as far as it can go!

Posted on: August 14, 2018


Millennials Love Using Uber, But Seniors are the Ones Driving

According to one survey, over half of Uber drivers are ages 61 and above. Turns out that driving for a rideshare app can be a great way for retirees to earn some extra income—and fill their spare time!

Posted on: August 10, 2018


Rising Bankruptcy Rates Are Threatening America’s Seniors

A new study has found that bankruptcy rates for Americans 65 and older have grown fivefold since 1991—and indicates that a fraying social safety net is to blame.

Posted on: August 08, 2018


Should You Cosign That Loan? 5 Things To Consider

Cosigning a loan or lease can be a great way to help a friend or a close relative, but it can also put your finances in serious peril.

Posted on: July 31, 2018


6 Ways to Earn Extra Money After You’ve Retired

Just because you're no longer working a 9-5 doesn't mean you won't be working at all.

Posted on: July 27, 2018


If You Work One of These 5 Jobs, the Robots Are Coming for You

Truck drivers, call center workers, and even chefs could all see their jobs replaced by technology. 

Posted on: July 27, 2018


If You Have Bad Credit, There Aren’t “Grants” That Can Help You

While the government does have grant programs aimed at helping people in need, they aren't the kind of thing that you can just apply for directly.

Posted on: July 26, 2018


Financial Priorities: Which Debts Should You Pay Off First?

There's no one right answer, but you'll probably want to order your debts by interest rate or by total balance—whichever works best for you.

Posted on: July 25, 2018


4 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill—While Still Eating Healthy!

Start by planning ahead, stop by the bulk section to avoid costly food waste, then head on over to the frozen aisle to save money on produce—without sacrificing quality!

Posted on: July 23, 2018


Can Your Social Security Benefits be Garnished to Pay a Debt?

Debtors can garnish your paycheck or your bank account in order to collect on an unpaid debt, but can they garnish government benefits?

Posted on: July 12, 2018