Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

How Does Compound Interest Work?

Compound interest is a double-edged sword: It can either work for you or against you. So make sure you get it on your side!

Posted on: June 28, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Gift Giving

Don't let your desire to give awesome, thoughtful gifts to friends and family members drive you into debt—just learn how to give more with less!

Posted on: June 26, 2019


Bail: What Are Your Options?

Making bail while you await trial could be the difference between simply going to court and losing your job, your house, or even more.

Posted on: June 24, 2019


Is a Joint Bank Account a Wise Financial Move?

Pooling incomes and expenses into a single set of bank accounts makes sense for a lot of couples—but not for all of them. 

Posted on: June 21, 2019


How to Save Money Every Week

You aren't going to save all the money you need at once. You need to do it gradually—and these expert tips will help you save on a weekly basis.

Posted on: June 21, 2019


Tips for Finding a Great Deal on a Used Car

There are many traps out there—like sketchy salesmen and deceptive price tags—that can turn buying a used car into a profoundly spendy experience.

Posted on: June 20, 2019


Should You Get Dealer Financing?

If you have bad credit, dealer financing might be your best option for buying a car. But dealer financing is still notorious for inflating your costs.

Posted on: June 18, 2019


3 Tips for Managing Money in the Gig Economy

If you're not budgeting your money properly and building up your savings, you could end up struggling to make it from one paycheck to the next.

Posted on: June 13, 2019


How Do Variable Interest Rates Work?

Variable rates can go up or down based on the performance of a "benchmark" rate, and this movement can mean higher or lower costs. 

Posted on: June 13, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Hanging With Friends

Don't let your friends' expensive tastes be the reason you rack up a pile of high-interest credit card debt—follow these expert tips instead!

Posted on: June 13, 2019