Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

8 Good Habits to Get Your Finances—and Your Life—on Track

The better your money habits, the better equipped you are to achieve financial success (or at least financial stability) in the long-term.

Posted on: January 03, 2019


8 Tips for Actually Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is easy. It's sticking with them that's hard. Here are some expert tips that can take you from talking the talk to walking the walk.

Posted on: January 02, 2019


12 Careers With Great Entry-Level Positions

When you start a new career, you want there to be a decent starting salary and good prospects for future growth. So which career fields can deliver that?

Posted on: December 31, 2018


Your Utilities Were Cut Off … Now What?

Unless it happened totally by accident, having your utilities cut off is probably a symptom of larger issues with how you manage your money.

Posted on: December 27, 2018


How to Throw a New Year’s Party on the Cheap

Want to ring in the new year right? Try hosting a fun, inexpensive New Year’s party that’ll make both your friends and your budget sing “Auld Lang Syne.” (And no, we’re not sure what that song’s about either.)

Posted on: December 26, 2018


9 Tips for Keeping Your Security Deposit

You might think your security deposit is as good as gone, but with a little bit of TLC—and a dogged commitment to documentation—you'll stand a good chance of getting yours back!

Posted on: December 20, 2018


Second Chance Bank Accounts: Could They Be For You?

If your Chexsystems report makes opening a traditional bank account impossible, then a second chance bank account could, well, give you a second chance!

Posted on: December 19, 2018


It’s a Wonderful Life Is a Perfect Primer on Predatory Lending

The Frank Capra classic is not only a heart-warming tale of community and common decency, but it's also an incisive portrait of predatory business practices. 

Posted on: December 18, 2018


20 Weird Financial Facts About Christmas

Which age group in America is buying the most holiday gifts for their pets? If you guessed Millennials—and of course you did—you'd be wrong!

Posted on: December 17, 2018


A Beginner’s Guide to Budgeting

Starting a budget is going to require some work, but that doesn't mean it has to be scary! Here are some expert tips to help you break the seal.

Posted on: December 14, 2018