Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

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


How to Put That Coin Jar to Good Use

Instead of letting all those loose coins rattle around in your pockets, put them in a jar and let your savings grow. Rare coins might even be worth more!

Posted on: June 12, 2019


Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money Down the Road

Spending a little bit of money now, plus taking the time to learn some DIY car maintenance, will mean big savings later on.

Posted on: June 07, 2019


How to Have Fun This Summer on a Budget

Vacations are great for your mental and physical health, but not so much for your bank account. So check out these cheap entertainment alternatives instead!

Posted on: June 06, 2019


How to Avoid Unbudgeted Spending

Unplanned spending that falls outside your budget is a great way to drain your savings and leave yourself in a financially perilous position.

Posted on: June 06, 2019


Subscription Boxes: Money Saver or Money Pit?

While a subscription box can save you a lot of time—and can also save you a lot of money—you need to make sure that they're really worth their cost.

Posted on: May 31, 2019


Is Coding the Right Career Path for You?

Learning to code might not be a silver bullet to slay your job and salary-related woes, but coding is a very useful—and employable—skill to have.

Posted on: May 31, 2019


A Thrifty Person’s Guide to Downsizing

Moving to a smaller home could be a great way to save money, but there are lots of factors to consider beside pure square footage!

Posted on: May 28, 2019


Save Money This Summer by Saving Energy

All those handy dandy appliances in your home may help keep you cool, but they're also draining your bank account dry.

Posted on: May 24, 2019