New Jersey residents can now apply for affordable Oportun loans!


Hello New Jersey! Hello Elizabeth! We’re Oportun and we’ve just opened our very first location in New Jersey (and 300th nationwide) – right on Elmora and New Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth.  During our 12 years as a personal lending company, we have provided affordable loans to more than a million customers… Continue Reading

Does Halloween “scare” your pocket? Here are some money-saving tips for this year


The season has changed. Stores seem possessed by the Halloween spirit, with aisles full of decorations, costumes, and special candies conspiring to get you to spend money! Resist the temptation. Here are some terrific ideas that won’t “terrify” your pocket! Continue Reading

Budget apps for budget lovers!


Recently, we wrote about apps to keep track of your finances, their advantages, and the basics about how to get them. Here, we will answer the last question: Which one is the best? And the answer? It depends.

We will help you figure out which… Continue Reading

The best budget apps for beginners


Thinking about using a budgeting app for the first time? We recently wrote about the pros of using mobile apps to keep track of your finances. Here are four recommendations for free options that are awesome for beginners. They are easy to set up and easy to use, and none sync to a bank account. Continue Reading

Tips before buying a used car


In most parts of the US, having a car is a must. For most families, it is also one of their biggest expenses, along with housing and health insurance. That’s why it is important to invest time in researching all of your options, both online and in your general area, to find the best deal,… Continue Reading

3 Questions to ask yourself before applying for a loan


Life is full of surprises, and some of them require extra cash. You may have the opportunity to move into a bigger and better rental apartment, but need cash for the security deposit. Or your car might break down and need repairs. Or perhaps you need money to help a loved one with a health… Continue Reading