Charles Tran

Charles is the founder of CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education website that aims to make personal finance "donkey-proof" (easy to understand). We publish data-driven analysis to give consumers the information they need to save money and make savvy financial decisions.
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    Are These Credit Card Mistakes Holding You Back?

    July 7, 2015 - By Charles Tran - Tips for 23 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid
    Mistakes can cost you — especially if the mistakes you're making are with credit cards.
    Do you plan to spend more or less on Cyber Monday versus last year?

    Survey: Holiday Shopping 2013 - Cyber Monday Growth

    November 4, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Consumer
    Though many experts expect only modest sales gains this holiday season, a new poll by suggests that online sales will actually post big gains this November and December.
    Halloween 2013 Spending Outlook

    Survey: Halloween Statistics 2013

    October 15, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Family
    When it comes to celebrating the fall holidays, consumers will be conservative with their wallets, according to a survey by

    Survey: Shopping Addiction Statistics

    September 16, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Live Within Your Means
    Do you buy things just because they’re on sale? Do you sometimes hide purchases from your friends and family? Do you feel anxious when you’re not browsing store aisles or retailer websites? If so, you may be a shopping addict – an affliction ...
    When you deal with businesses, do companies usually...

    Survey: Customer Service Statistics

    June 11, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Business
    When it comes to providing excellent customer service, big is definitely not better, according to the majority of respondents who participated in a new CreditDonkey survey. In almost all customer-satisfaction categories, consumers are more ...
    Do you plan to spend more or less this year on Father's Day?

    Survey: Father's Day Statistics 2013

    June 3, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News
    Nearly one-quarter of dads are feeling sentimental in anticipation of this Father’s Day. In a new CreditDonkey survey, 24.7% of fathers said they are hoping for something homemade this year. However, only 15% of all the respondents said they ...
    Do you plan to spend more or less this year on Mother's Day?

    Survey: Mother's Day Statistics

    April 15, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Family
    A CreditDonkey survey reveals sons plan to spend more money on Mother's Day while daughters plan to spend less than they did the previous year. In the survey of over 800 Americans, nearly 1 in 4 son respondents said they plan to increase their ...
    Do you plan to pay your entire tax bill in one payment?

    Survey: Tax Paying Statistics

    February 12, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Pay Taxes with Credit Card
    Although a number of third-party companies are now offering to let taxpayers settle their tax bills with credit cards instead of cash, a survey suggests that this is an idea whose time has not yet come.
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    Survey: Consumer Protection Statistics

    February 5, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Survey: Credit Card Rights
    An overwhelming majority of Americans support increased government regulation of lending institutions, including banks, credit card issuers, and mortgage lenders, according to a new survey. However, when asked if they support ...
    Do you feel you have enough financial knowledge to successfully run your own business?

    Survey: Freelance Mistakes

    January 29, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Business
    Nearly 70 percent of freelancers claim to have the financial expertise needed to successfully run a business, according to a recent poll by credit-card comparison site However, their responses to several key questions seem to ...

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