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

A few simple changes to your driving and gas-purchasing habits can improve your mileage per gallon and reduce the amount you have to spend on gas each week.

Identity Theft Protection: Protect Your Good Name

As identity theft increases, here are important tips to protect your money and good name (in a CreditDonkey infographic format).

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.

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.

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.



    Survey: Parents Have Longer Attention Span

    September 17, 2014 - By Sarah Johnson - Kids and Money
    Parents report having a laser-like focus across a wide range of activities, unlike their childless peers, according to a poll by CreditDonkey.com.

    Best Budgeting Software

    September 15, 2014 - By Rachel Hoyt - Household Spending Statistics
    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.

    Who Should Pay on a Date

    September 11, 2014 - Love
    Just over half of women surveyed said both genders should take turns paying for dates, but only 6.5 percent of the female respondents seem to practice that philosophy in a new poll by CreditDonkey.

    Poll: Millennials Are Less Likely to Read Contracts, More Likely to Have Buyer's Remorse

    September 8, 2014 - Life Lessons Learned in School
    A new survey by CreditDonkey reveals that people aged 18-24 are more likely to sign contracts without reading them and to experience buyer’s remorse after making purchases.

    Life Lessons Learned from Football

    September 8, 2014 - By Tammy K - Tips for What to Buy in September
    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.

    Best Investment Blogs 2014

    September 3, 2014 - Tips for Investment
    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.

    Lowes vs Home Depot

    August 28, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Best Time to Buy Kitchen Appliances
    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.

    Best Time to Buy Kitchen Appliances

    August 25, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Grocery Cards
    If you’re lucky, the next time you have to run out to buy a kitchen appliance isn’t because of an emergency. You don’t want to be desperately waiting in line the Wednesday before Thanksgiving because your $300 mixer just went kaput.

    Starter Credit Cards

    August 21, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips
    Entering the world of credit can be intimidating. There are a lot of different cards to choose from, tons of complicated terms, and many horror stories about more experienced credit card users struggling to pay off their high-interest debt.

    Best Time to Buy Jewelry

    August 20, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Tiffany vs Costco
    Diamonds can quickly change from a girl’s best friend to her worst nightmare. By timing the purchase just right, you could end up with a token that gives you great joy ever day and not a financial heartache.

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