Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

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


How to Save Money on Pet Adoption

Make sure that you get all the animal's medical information upfront, otherwise, you could get stuck with some wildly expensive vet bills.

Posted on: August 30, 2018


Can You Flee Your Debt by Fleeing the Country?

Most debts won't follow you to another country, but staying one step ahead of your creditors might be a lot harder than you think.

Posted on: August 30, 2018


Wait, Why ARE Employers the Ones Providing Health Insurance?

Sometimes everything happens according to a grand unified plan. When it comes to health insurance in the United States, that is NOT what occurred.

Posted on: August 29, 2018


Will Post-Retirement Income Affect Your Social Security?

The short answer is: No. The longer answer is: Wow, trying to explain the finer points of how Social Security works is very difficult.

Posted on: August 28, 2018


Is There a Secret Money Lesson Hidden In “The Wizard of Oz?”

Lions and tigers and allegories for the bimetallist fiscal policy and turn of the century agrarian political movements, oh my!

Posted on: August 24, 2018