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How to Save Money on Utilities

If you added up all the costs to run your household, you would probably feel your wallet actually shrink in your pocket. By committing to the various yet simple ways to cut back on your energy use, you can be less wasteful, more helpful to the environment, and even save some cash. Below are some ideas to help you save money on your electricity, water, and heating/cooling costs.

For your next credit card, you want a lucrative deal. What you don’t want is to pay for the privilege with an annoying and pricey annual fee. We canvassed current offerings by credit card companies on CreditDonkey for the best cash back, reward ...

Many Americans prefer to save money rather than spend it. Of course, saying and doing are two different things. Learn 10 smart ways to save $1,000 a month here.

When it comes to your finances, credit cards can either be a tool or a weapon, depending on how you use them. When used wisely, they can help you establish your credit history and build your credit score, but it's easy to fall into the debt trap ...

The ideal rewards cards basically pay you back generously to use them. In the case of airline rewards cards, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard does just that, making it our number one choice for travel purchases. Here’s why: ...



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    Survey: Many Americans Afraid of Investing

    March 3, 2015 - By Sarah Johnson - News for Investment
    More than 1 in 3 Americans surveyed are afraid of investing. 43% of females surveyed are afraid of investing in the stock market compared to 31% of males, according to a new CreditDonkey.com survey.

    23 Littering Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

    March 3, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Opt Out of Junk Mail
    In America alone, more than 250 million tons of trash is produced each year, some of which is discarded as litter along roads, on city streets, in parks and across the nation's waterways. Read on for 23 littering statistics that will blow your mind.

    Best Place to Print Photos - Shutterfly vs Snapfish vs MPIX

    February 26, 2015 - By Rachel Hoyt - Reviews for Travel
    We’re all taking more photos than ever. But what are we doing with them? Are they forever stuck in our phones or in the cloud somewhere? Photo sites make it easy to pull out your favorite images and turn them into printable keepsakes and gifts. The only hard part is deciding which one to use.

    23 Scientific Ways to Stop Cyberbullying

    February 23, 2015 - By Cassy Parker - Tips for Kids and Money
    Cyberbullying can go viral within hours and leave a lasting mark on the victim. To stop it, read our list of 23 ways that you can protect your teen from cyberbullying.
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    Best Retirement Accounts: SEP IRA vs SIMPLE IRA vs Roth IRA

    February 20, 2015 - Reviews for Retirement
    Saving for retirement can be tricky to navigate when you haven’t started yet. So many different names and tax codes are out there, from Roth and Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) to 401(k) and 403(b) and everything in between. To make things simpler for you and get you going toward building your nest egg, CreditDonkey has broken down the best retirement accounts for each type of career and life situation. After our rundown, you’ll have no excuse but to get started on setting ...

    What to Buy (and Not to Buy) in March

    February 18, 2015 - By Lauren Ward - Tips for Deals and Coupons
    March is not a deal-hunter’s best friend. Sure, we have spring to look forward to, but sales for the new season’s clothes will still be a ways off. Nevertheless, CreditDonkey knows of a few items that that you can get for a decent break this month. Brave the last few weeks of winter’s cold if any of this month’s deals suit your needs. Otherwise, wait out another month before splurging.
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    Infographic: Divorce Statistics

    February 16, 2015 - By Livia Gershon - Tips for Marriage Statistics
    It’s not a pretty topic, but divorce is a common enough event that it’s worth thinking about for everyone, particularly couples considering marriage. After all, about half of first marriages end in divorce, and the results can be messy for all those involved. Especially messy is anything related to finances.

    23 Reasons Why Working Moms Should Volunteer

    February 12, 2015 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Working Mothers Statistics
    When you work 40 hours every week and handle home and family chores, doing anything for free may sound like a crazy notion. Let’s be honest, while the idea of volunteering may sound like a nice concept, you can’t help but wonder, “What’s in it for me?” After all, who has the time and energy for giving back when you have pickups and drop-offs and soccer games and homework drills?

    23 Scientific Ways to Make Friends Fast

    February 5, 2015 - By Cassy Parker - Tips for How to Buy a Gift for a Friend
    Relationships were easy in preschool. You tagged someone on the back and had an instant friend. Once you hit adulthood, winning over another person takes work. If it’s become harder for you to make new friends — and keep them — read this handy list of tips.

    Best Time to Buy Washer and Dryer

    February 4, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Place to Buy Appliances
    You head to the laundry room to dry a load of clothes, and everything is drenched in water. The washer didn’t spin properly to take out the excess water. Oh well, you think, remembering that your dryer has been taking over an hour to dry your clothes these days anyway.

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