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Lead a healthy financial life with our easy-to-understand money tips.

How Credit Cards Work: Credit Cards for Beginners

For being such a small piece of plastic, there are a lot of important features and details surrounding credit cards. And most Americans have never learned all of the details. So, take the next couple of minutes to read through the facts; the knowledge could save you quite a bit of money.

Pay Off Debt or Save: Is It Better to Save Money?

Should you deposit your paycheck into your savings account, or use it toward paying off your credit card bill instead of making just the minimum payment? You have only so much money to go around and you probably can’t do both, so it’s important to prioritize. To decide which option is best, figure out which one will make you the most money – or cost you the least – in the long run.

How to Dispute a Credit Card Charge

It can be frustrating to review your credit card statement and find an error. Thankfully, as a consumer in the U.S. you have rights outlined by federal and state laws that allow you to dispute questionable credit card charges. If you know the process, you’re able to make these disputes with little effort on your behalf.

The Donkey in the Lion's Skin

While you might initially impress people with new, expensive clothes, eventually your true nature will shine through. Better to spend wisely than to spend just to impress others.

Infographic: Credit Card Debt Statistics

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to. But paying even just an extra dollar on all your long-term loans or credit card bills can save you money in the long run.



    Homeless Statistics

    August 27, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Is the Middle Class Doomed
    Learn how many people are homeless in the U.S. and abroad. Read on for the eye-opening statistics and facts — including the number of seniors, veterans and kids without a warm bed to sleep in tonight.

    Why Spend More to Save Money

    August 24, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Best Deals
    Is your frugality costing you a fortune? Here is a list of 23 ways that spending a bit more money can actually save you a lot of money.

    Outsourcing Statistics

    August 20, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Best Business Credit Card
    Is outsourcing a trend or fad? Read on for the current facts and figures on job outsourcing.

    World Poverty Statistics: 23 Sobering Facts

    August 13, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Grocery Cards
    How many people in the world live in poverty? Read this article for the surprising statistics on world poverty.

    How to Buy Engagement Ring Online

    August 6, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Tiffany vs Costco
    There's a certain amount of risk involved when you get down on one knee to pop the question. There could be even more risk if the ring you have in your hand was purchased online. Will you be able to return it if you get a "no"?

    Coupon Statistics

    August 5, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Best Deals
    Millions of Average Joes are using coupons to save major bucks on the things they buy on a daily basis. Clear up your assumptions about the coupon industry with these 23 eye-popping statistics the CreditDonkey team has uncovered.

    Best Time to Buy Groceries

    August 4, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Grocery Cards
    Surfing the web for hours in search of coupons on your favorite food items isn’t the only way to save money at the register.

    School Uniform Statistics

    August 3, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    Does school uniforms really reduce bullying, improve academic performance and make schools better? Read on for 23 thought-provoking statistics on school uniforms including how many students wear school uniforms and the cost per year.

    Lottery Winner Statistics

    July 30, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Paying Off Credit Cards
    It costs you nothing to fantasize about winning the lottery. So join us as we go through 23 statistics about what happens to the winners.

    23 Must-Do Financial Moves for August

    July 28, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for What to Buy in August
    Summer is winding down and life is about to gear up again. If you've been lazy about minding your finances over the last couple of months, it's time to get back on track.

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