Financial Cents: Posts About Personal Finance

Save a Few Bucks on Fido with These DIY Pet Toys

You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to keep your furry little friend occupied for hours and hours at a time.

Posted on: May 16, 2019


How Do You Know When it’s Time to Help an Elder With Their Finances?

This is a talk you'll want to have sooner rather than later.

Posted on: May 14, 2019


What to Do if You’ve Been Put on the ChexSystems Blacklist

If you have a history of negative banking behavior, your ChexSystems report will prevent you from opening or maintaining a traditional bank account.

Posted on: May 13, 2019


Reusable Purchases That Will Save You Money in the Long Run

Why buy tons of disposable plastic baggies and bottle after bottle of expensive laundry detergent when these reusable items can save you money? 

Posted on: May 10, 2019


Are For-Profit Colleges Worth the Cost?

If you're thinking about getting a degree from a for-profit university, make sure that you do a lot of research—and talk to some graduates of that school—before doing so.

Posted on: May 09, 2019


Tips for Managing Your Money in Old Age

The sooner you start getting serious with your money, the easier it will be to manage your finances during your golden years.

Posted on: May 09, 2019


Don’t Let a Surprise Pet-Related Expense Drive You into Debt

If you end up relying on a high-interest payday cash advance to cover your pet's vet bill, neither of you will benefit in the long run.

Posted on: May 08, 2019


5 Legit Ways to Make Money Online

Because when you're looking to earn some extra money online, there are tons of opportunities out there that are definitely NOT legit.

Posted on: May 02, 2019


Is Credit Counseling Right for You?

If you are struggling with debt, credit counseling could help you get back on your feet—but you need to do your research first.

Posted on: May 01, 2019


How to Spot Financial Elder Abuse

The elderly are often easy targets for scammers, so here's how you can identify the signs that an elder is being financially abused.

Posted on: May 01, 2019