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Credit Tips for Young Adults


Most respondents to a recent CreditDonkey.com survey said they learned key finance concepts in high school. Despite all the reports about poor financial literacy buzz among adults and debates over when teens should learn money management skills, ...

Credit Check: Review Your Credit Report

Informed consumers who take action to protect their individual financial interests and their credit records are the bedrock of a healthy American economy. Our educational infographic helps consumers conduct a basic annual credit health self-assessment to protect one of their most valuable financial assets: their good name.

Infographic: Public Transportation Statistics

As I was riding the D.C. Metro a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of the metro tickets I keep as mementos of places I’ve traveled: San Francisco’s BART, Atlanta’s MARTA, and New York City’s subway system. That got me thinking about stories of families who’ve saved a bundle by becoming one-car (or no-car) households.

Nearly one-third of survey respondents, believe 3 credit cards are too many for one person to have, according to a recent CreditDonkey.com survey. And 23% said more than 4 is too many. Just 9% believe one credit card is too many.

Out of almost 1,200 respondents to a recent CreditDonkey.com survey, 48.6% admitted to engaging in social networking while on the toilet and 47.6% admitted to doing it while drunk. Maybe these high numbers shouldn’t surprise us, considering The ...



New Tips for Young Adults

    Is Discover It a Good Credit Card?

    Is Discover It a Good Credit Card?

    October 31, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Reviews for Discover It
    Is Discover It worth it? The most popular offering by Discover can be well worth the application for the following 10 reasons. To round out this list, we’ll also give you 3 reasons why you might want to look elsewhere:

    23 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Stocks

    October 29, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Investment
    Despite the economy's ups and downs, the stock market has consistently proven to be a good place to invest your disposable cash and save for your future (as long as you can withstand the bumps and plan for the long term). The popularity of online brokerages can attest to the demand for access to stocks in a do-it-yourself society.

    10 Ways to Finally Avoid Overspending

    October 23, 2014 - By Allison Kade - Tips for How Retailers Get You to Spend
    We’re all creatures of habit. Many of these patterns develop subconsciously, making them even harder to kick. Maybe you’re the type of person who always splurges on purchases after a bad day. Or maybe you can never resist picking up that bar of chocolate from the checkout line. Every single time.

    23 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

    October 22, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Student
    While leaving the familiarity of the U.S. might seem daunting at first, an increasing number of college students are studying a semester or two abroad before they graduate. There are many benefits to this experience, which, just a couple of decades ago, was deemed more for the eclectic and adventurous than the primarily studious.

    7 Credit Card Mistakes Even the Rich Make

    October 21, 2014 - By Sheryl Nance-Nash - Tips for Avoid the Minimum Payment Trap
    You might think that just because somebody is rich, they make all the right decisions. Not so. In fact, the rich can be vulnerable to financial flubs too. Maybe it’s the cavalier attitude that they can afford mistakes. Or it’s an assumption that only people who live paycheck to paycheck have to pay attention to the details.

    What to Buy in November

    October 20, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Grocery
    Black Friday is just around the corner, but smart consumers can find the best deals on some products before the biggest shopping day of the year hits. Read on to see what to buy in the beginning weeks of November — an overlooked time for shopping deals — and what purchases should wait.

    23 Ways Retailers Trick You to Spend More Money

    October 19, 2014 - By Michelle Smith - Tips for Shopping Addiction Statistics
    Why do we constantly overspend? Read on to learn how retailers are plotting to outwit us.

    Survey: Attention Span Statistics

    October 15, 2014 - By Jasmine Williams - News for Parents Have Longer Attention Span
    Just how crazy conflicted are people’s attention span? Are people checking their Facebook page, watching television and talking on the phone at the same time?

    Study: Best Place to Buy a TV

    October 15, 2014 - Reviews for Best Time to Buy a TV
    You can buy a TV just about anywhere these days, but not all retailers are created equal. When you’re in the market for a new television, you want to get the best deal you can on this pricey purchase. So you need to think not only about what model you’ll buy but where you’ll buy it from.

    TradeMonster Review: Not All Monsters are Scary

    October 11, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Best Brokerage Accounts
    With its smiling monster logo greeting you on the homepage, TradeMonster is both appealing and non-threatening at the same time. It serves as a warning that investing on your own (away from the safety of FDIC-insured savings accounts) can bite you if you’re not careful, but it also lets you know that investing can be fun too. TradeMonster’s tools continue that sense of fun with an easy-to-use website and a full-service, self-directed investing experience.

    Editorial Note: This content is not provided by Discover. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by Discover.


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