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How a Donkey and a Pig Can Help You Lead a Happy Financial Life

Overconsumption does not bring happiness. See how a donkey and pig learned that important lesson.

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.

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.

The History of Money - Past, Present and Future

As the popular saying goes, “Money makes the world go round.” As long as there are products to consume, a monetary system will be needed to enable the trade of these goods. Taking a glimpse into our ancestors’ methods provides us with an interesting history lesson to help us understand why our currency methods are ever evolving.

Infographic: Home Business Statistics

39% of business owners with no employees started their business with less than $5000 in startup capital, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our research infographic illustrates where home business owners go for startup capital.



    Study: Best Student Loans: Stafford vs Perkins vs Plus

    July 21, 2014 - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    What to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions a student has to make. Many factors go into deciding which school to attend and which major to pursue. While those choices can reverberate for many years, an equally weighty decision involves how you’re going to pay for all of it.

    When is the Best Time to Buy a Used Car

    July 18, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Cars
    Buying a car is a huge purchase, so you want to make sure you’re getting the very best deal possible. When you’re convinced that a used car makes the most sense (after all, the value of new car shrinks significantly once you drive off the lot), keep your savvy spending streak alive even further by making your purchase only during certain times of the year.

    Best Roth IRA Providers

    July 16, 2014 - By Ross F - Etrade vs Scottrade vs Ameritrade
    For first-time investors, or young people just starting out, opening a Roth IRA is one of the best money moves you can make. A Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is an easy way to start building your wealth by taking advantage of tax savings that keep the government away from your earnings. Of course, there are rules that must be followed, but once you get going, you’ll find that opening and maintaining a Roth IRA isn’t much different (or harder) than what you do with a checking or ...

    IKEA vs Target

    July 14, 2014 - What to Buy in July
    There’s nothing practical about buying furniture. You have to measure your space, shop around for the look you want and the color you’re after, and then you either have to hope that the piece you’re buying will fit in your car or that you can borrow a friend’s truck. Or pay a hefty delivery fee. And then you have to wait for the delivery.

    When to Buy a Laptop

    July 11, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    Have you finally decided to bite the bullet and replace that outdated, sluggish laptop? When browsing for a new computing partner that best suits your needs, you will quickly find prices that range from very affordable to somewhat outrageous. But if you stick to certain times of the year, you could save a nice chunk of change without having to settle for an inferior product.

    Best States for Working Mothers

    July 10, 2014 - By Jasmine W - Tips for Working Mothers Statistics
    Working mothers know a dirty little secret: They can’t actually have it all. They are constantly pushed and pulled between their home life and their work life, trying to give 100% in all of their roles and not quite meeting the demands they put on themselves.

    Best Online Savings Bank

    July 9, 2014 - By Colleen O'Connor-Grant - How Compound Interest Works
    The goal of a savings account isn’t just to squirrel away money. A savings account is where your money should grow in value, over time, by earning interest. Ideally, you’ll end up with more money than you started with, and the money is easily accessible to you whenever you need it.

    Freshbooks vs Wave

    July 8, 2014 - By Sarah G - Best Business Credit Card
    Whether you're working on sending out invoices, paying taxes, or managing cash flow, there’s more than enough to do on any given day of running a small business. All those minutes of doing non-essential tasks can really add up, taking you away from making progress in moving your business forward.

    Indeed vs CareerBuilder

    July 7, 2014 - By Josh D - Tips for Career Advice
    The arrival of summer means much more than just warmer weather, cookouts, and graduation parties. It means a flood of recent college graduates looking to land their first real job, and those who have jobs using their vacation to fantasize about their next one.

    5 Product Recall Kitchen Appliances

    July 4, 2014 - By Mitch Lipka - Tips for Grocery Credit Cards
    Kitchens have hazards all their own. You've got flames coming from the stove, knife blades that are easily accessible, and water that often gets too hot to the touch.

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