Financial Tips for Families
What’s the difference between objective forecasting and cockeyed optimism? A new survey by CreditDonkey.com suggests that it’s the difference between some people’s saving habits and their idea of a “comfortable retirement.”
Every month, when you get your credit card bill, you’ve probably noticed a “minimum payment” amount prominently displayed next to your outstanding balance. This amount always seems way too low to even begin to cover all the charges you ...
Vaccinations are tough. Battles over vegetables are trying. But few parenting challenges are more daunting than walking through a toy store with a preschooler. To young children, just about every toy is appealing, and the notion that mom or dad ...
Help keep money in the local economy, create local jobs, and protect the environment when you shop local. This infographic explores why shopping local should be a top priority in your shopping list.
Think of the word “volunteers” and you might picture a group of people so generous that they put aside the fun things in life - say, Xbox games and time on the beach - in favor of spending dull, grinding hours at soup kitchens and nursing homes. ...
As identity theft increases, here are important tips to protect your money and good name (in a CreditDonkey infographic format).
New Tips for Families
Parents report having a laser-like focus across a wide range of activities, unlike their childless peers, according to a poll by CreditDonkey.com.
If you want to get ahead in life, you’re going to have to make a budget and stick to it. Even those who have gotten a taste of fortune have learned this lesson the hard way: many lottery winners spent their winnings and then some. It was gone before they knew it. The hard truth is simple: you must spend less than you earn (or win) if you want to save up for a special trip or plan for retirement.
Some people rely on their dog for security (a pit bull, yes but a toy poodle, not so much). Others feel a deadbolt offers enough reassurance when they turn in for the night. But many of us need to feel safer at night and when we’re away from home.
Football might just be America’s favorite pastime, with NFL season attendance consistently topping 7 million. The gridiron provides us with hours of entertainment at the stadium and on TV, but if we’re paying attention, we can also learn some useful life and money lessons from football as well. Here are some of our favorites.
Online broker TradeKing offers low-cost trades and other services designed to make hands-on investing as simple and profitable as possible. Read on for an in-depth look at TradeKing.
After analyzing the more than 38,000 credit card-related complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), CreditDonkey identified the largest cities where consumers most often and least often quarrel with their credit card issuers.
The investment world is seen as a treacherous land to navigate by people who don’t understand it, but to those who do, it is a place where huge profits can be made. The main thing separating you from them is a certain level of knowledge and understanding.
If you always have sweaty palms in the weeks before your vacations, feeling constant fear that something will go wrong – and all your hard-earned travel money will go to waste – you may have a more pleasant experience by signing up for travel insurance. By letting go of some cash that you likely won’t get back (chances are your trip will go just fine), travel insurance does offer peace of mind, which for some people doesn’t have a price.
If you’re a homeowner, chances are you’re intimately familiar with your local Home Depot. It can become the weekend destination of choice for anyone looking to spruce up their walls with a fresh coat of paint, add some color to their garden with some new flowers, or finally repair that leaky faucet. All those visits can add up to a hefty tab if you were to put it on a credit card. Like most retailers, Home Depot hopes that you will rack up a tab – on its own branded card. The card comes ...
Appliances are one of the few items that really shouldn’t be bought sight unseen. Even if you purchase your next fridge or dishwasher online, you’d be a savvy shopper by testing out the doors and seeing the appliance in person. Chances are, to do these test touch-and-feels, you’ll be making a trek to one of these major retailers: Sears, Lowe’s, or Home Depot. These stores are easy to find and navigate, and offer a wide selection of name brands for the machines you need use every day.