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Infographic: Why Volunteering is Good for You

Think of the word “volunteers” and you might picture a group of people so generous that they put aside the fun things in life - say, Xbox games and time on the beach - in favor of spending dull, grinding hours at soup kitchens and nursing homes. And yet, oddly enough, people who volunteer are often happier than those who don’t - whether they give their free time at a shelter or take on a prominent role in their town.

It's happened to most of us: we get a credit card with the best of intentions and suddenly find ourselves overwhelmed by more debt than we can afford. While a lot of people hold out hope for a promotion or a lottery win to save them from their ...

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.

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.

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).



    Best Time to Buy Kitchen Appliances

    August 25, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Grocery Credit 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.

    What to Buy on Labor Day

    August 18, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Best Deals
    The start of September offers a reprieve from the first few days of school and gives many of us a moment to reflect on our summer. Retailers know this and will come out in full force on Labor Day weekend to entice you off the lounge chairs and into the malls or onto your computer to shop.

    Best Time to Buy a Mattress

    August 15, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Sleep Statistics
    Has your sleep haven become a place of fitful tossing and turning because you can’t get comfortable? Your mattress could be preventing you from getting a good amount of shut-eye. It’s usually time to invest in a new mattress if it’s a decade or more old.

    Best Student Planner App

    August 14, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    The one class not offered in college is time management. Once you enter those college doors, you’re thrust into the very adult world of having to manage your own schedule and your finances – tricky activities that likely weren’t much of an issue in high school. These days, such daunting tasks are made easier by smartphone apps. Since college students already spend an average of 3.6 hours a day on their mobile devices, adding one more app could actually ease the burden of managing their ...

    When is the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture

    August 13, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for IKEA vs Target
    It’s no fun hosting a pool party only to witness your attendees standing around the entire time because you don’t have patio furniture. Before your next gathering, turn your backyard into your second living room. When it’s not pool party season, you can usually find a discount on outside table and chairs.

    When Is the Best Time to Buy a Grill

    August 11, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Grocery Credit Cards
    There’s nothing like a barbecue on a hot summer day, but we say grilling season should last all year. If you live in the coldest, snowiest of climates, sure, there are a few months you do have to keep that grill covered, but the season truly can last longer than July and August. Put on your hoodie and get out there in November, and don’t be shy about warming up your wintery fingers over the grill in early spring. When you’re determined to stretch out the grilling season, you’ll not only be ...

    Best Student Finance Apps

    August 7, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    Here’s what no one tells you when you go off to college: You’re on your own when it comes to managing your finances. Maybe you’ll be getting financial help from mom and dad or you got a scholarship or maybe you have a job. Either way, this will most likely be your first time when you have to do some math every day regarding where your money goes – toward a muffin at breakfast, a new textbook, or rent. All of the little daily decisions over your dollars will have an effect on how much you ...

    When to Buy a New Car

    August 5, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Cars
    Buying a new car is a huge expense, and it can be scary if you’re worried that you might not get the best deal possible. Luckily, there are some surefire strategies for purchasing a new vehicle at the right time. Here are some tips for landing a great deal on some new wheels.

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