Melvin (the Smart Green Pig)

Melvin is the Smart Green Pig. "Smart" as in intelligent. Some would say "Super Intelligent" or perhaps "Genius". But also "Smart" as in surly and sarcastic, so watch your Ps and Qs!

By the way, Melvin gets paid (quite handsomely) by SECU, so even though he's completely unbiased, some might think otherwise. Just sayin' (disclosin').

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Students Get Your Free FICO Credit Score

Students Get Your Free FICO Credit Score

You heard right. “FICO”,  “credit score” and “free”. Put ’em together. What’s that spell? Well, it’s kinda jibberish but getting your FICO credit score can definitely help you student types get a head start on the road to financial freedom. Keep reading. Ok, here comes a bunch of useful info but in case you’re attention […]

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Millennials Chronically Stressed About Money

Millennials Chronically Stressed About Money

A groundbreaking study by Bank of America and USA Today finds that many millennials are chronically stressed about money. Shut up! They had to do a study to figure this out?! Here’s the article that uses lots of words to detail these totally unexpected findings, but this post is far superior. Just keep reading for the […]

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Beware Credit Card Convenience Checks

Beware Credit Card Convenience Checks

I just received a set of credit card convenience checks in the mail yesterday from my bank. I don’t want to name names so I’ll just refer to the bank as “Mel’s Largo”. A credit card convenience check is an easy but potentially expensive way to take a cash advance on your credit card. Easy […]

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Student Banking Advice

Student Banking Advice

Here’s a little Q and A for anyone looking for some student banking advice. Oh lordy, it can be a pain trying to find a bank when you’ve got other priorities like classes, studying, and the socializin’. Well, lucky you, the CFPB (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) has some sound advice on how to go about […]

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Most Popular Credit Card by State

Filed in Credit Cards by on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Most Popular Credit Card by State

The NerdWallet wallet nerds just nerded up this colorful graphic showing the most popular type of credit card by state. Now that’s some seriously money nerding! You can get all the nerdy┬ádetails here.     P.S. You know Alaska is not that tiny and Hawaii is not in Mexico. Right?   P.P.S. Oh, almost forgot […]

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