Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

What Gets Discharged During Bankruptcy? (And What Doesn’t?)

If you're filing for bankruptcy, you shouldn't expect that all your debts are going to vanish overnight. Some debts can't be discharged through bankruptcy, period.

Posted on: September 26, 2018


The Broke Person’s Guide to Dating

There are a lot of problems with dating that we can't help you with. But when it comes to dating on the cheap, we totally got you.

Posted on: September 25, 2018


Rocky Mountain High-Waisted Pants: What Are the Best States for Retirement?

There are great, affordable states to spend your retirement in beside Florida, you know. But if we're being perfectly honest, Florida is still one of the best.

Posted on: September 21, 2018


Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Low Interest” Payday Loan?

Unfortunately, the realities of payday lending make low interest rates impossible. Luckily, there are plenty of better (and cheaper) ways to borrow money.

Posted on: September 19, 2018


Is It Too Early to Start Saving for the Holidays?

Trick question. It's never too early to start saving. With that in mind, here are some tips and strategies to help you build your holiday shopping nest egg.

Posted on: September 18, 2018


You Can Discharge Student Loans in Bankruptcy … But Good Luck

Unlike most types of debt, student loans have to meet an incredibly high standard of "undue hardship" in order to to be discharged through bankruptcy.

Posted on: September 14, 2018


Here’s How to Save on Movies Now That MoviePass is Probably Done

Beyond sticking with matinees and searching for regular coupons, several experts we spoke to recommended AMC's MoviePass competitor, Stubs A-List.

Posted on: September 13, 2018


Found Yourself On The ChexSystems Blacklist? Here’s What You Can Do

A poor score from ChexSystems will affect your ability to open up a checking account. Here are some steps you can take to fix your score, plus a helpful alternative to traditional checking.

Posted on: September 13, 2018


How to Shop for Electronics With Bad Credit

Your best bet is to skip making this purchase altogether, but some savvy deal searching or shopping refurbished could also work.

Posted on: September 10, 2018


The (Comprehensive) Couple’s Guide To Budgeting

It takes two to tango—and it'll take both you and your partner communicating with each other to create (and stick to) a workable joint budget.

Posted on: August 31, 2018