Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

Does Extreme Couponing ACTUALLY Save You Money?

Is it really that simple to hack the power of the noble coupon? It depends on how much time you have. 

Posted on: June 04, 2018


The Pros and Cons (and Scams) of Trade School

If you do your research and know what industry you're interested in, trade school could be a great option--just make sure that your school isn't actually a scam.

Posted on: June 01, 2018


Pre-Employment Credit Checks: What are They and What’s On Them?

Employers can and do run pre-employment credit checks as a part of your application process, but they need your permission to do so.

Posted on: May 25, 2018


8 Ways To Save Money Today, Tomorrow and Every Day After

Making a budget, automating your savings, and choosing a night in over an expensive evening out are all great ways to save.

Posted on: May 24, 2018


“How is Your Credit Score Doing?” by Your Mother

Are you taking care of your credit score? And remember, I'm your mother, so I can always tell when you're lying.

Posted on: May 23, 2018


Can a Payday Loan Company Take You to Court?

You know a payday loan can hurt your credit. But can failing to pay one back actually put you in front of a judge?

Posted on: May 22, 2018


How to Finance a Phone with Bad Credit

Bad credit means everything costs more, even cell phones. So what are your options?

Posted on: May 17, 2018


Looking for a Credit Repair Company? Here are 4 Red Flags to Avoid Getting Scammed.

Do your research, don't pay anyone up front, and take lots of notes.

Posted on: May 17, 2018


The DO’s and DO NOT’s of Saving For College

DO start saving for college as soon as you can, but DO NOT let those savings interfere with your other financial priorities.

Posted on: May 10, 2018


How Much Would it Cost to Travel to Every Star Wars Filming Location?

Traveling to fifteen different countries across five different continents isn't cheap. But for Star Wars superfans, this trip's definitely worth saving for.

Posted on: May 08, 2018