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

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.

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.

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.

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.



    Perfume Industry Statistics

    December 18, 2014 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Love
    Scent is one of the most powerful of the five senses, warning us of danger, triggering cherished memories and even helping us to find our true love, if researchers are correct. That's something the perfume industry has wasted no time in capitalizing on, and you can't walk into a department store these days without being inundated by a barrage of competing scents. Whether you wear a signature fragrance or prefer to go au naturel, we've got 23 intriguing perfume industry statistics that will ...

    23 New Year's Resolution Statistics to Kickstart 2015

    December 17, 2014 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Money Saving New Year's Resolutions
    If you're looking forward to shaking off a bad habit or improving your life, here are 23 New Year's resolution statistics to help you get 2015 started off on the right foot.

    23 Things to Remember when Money is Tight

    December 16, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Stress Statistics
    When you're stressing about how you're going to pay the rent or mortgage, it's hard to think rationally. Instead, you may feel a pull to run down to the convenience store and try your luck at the lottery counter. Or you may start racking up your credit cards, under the cloud of denial that you really can’t afford what you’re buying now and you won’t be able to afford it when you get the bill.
    Playing at Gramma's House

    Chores for Kids to Do Around the House

    December 15, 2014 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Kids and Money
    It's never too soon to teach kids about money, and one of the best ways to do that is by having them help out around the house. Here are 23 ways that kids can start earning their own cash at home.

    Best Time to Buy Carpet

    December 14, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Deals
    Fed up with the appearance of your carpet, or perhaps you’ve cleaned it one too many times and it’s starting to look worn? Regardless of your reason for wanting a new rug, one thing’s for certain: the replacement cost can be quite steep, particularly if you’re covering large areas or prefer a fancier product.

    Frozen Yogurt Industry Statistics

    December 13, 2014 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Best Business Credit Card
    Frozen yogurt shops have cropped up everywhere, with fans crowding in wanting to fill their cups with some yummy goodness and candy toppings. But did you know the tasty treat has been around since the 1970s? We have 23 interesting facts about the frozen yogurt phenomenon, so read on.

    Best Investment Podcasts

    December 11, 2014 - Tips for Investment
    Investing has a huge potential upside: You could make big money if you know what you’re doing. But the downside is that knowing what you’re doing takes time. It can mean a lot of reading to keep up with what’s going on in the stock market and with the economy in general. There’s a whole other way to get that research done — and you can do it while you’re busy doing other things.

    Airline Miles for Beginners

    December 10, 2014 - By Ross Frasier - Tips for Best Airline Credit Cards
    While those first-class chairs look comfortable (they sure do) and that champagne looks tasty (it sure does), a first-class ticket is out of reach for most of us thrifty travelers. You can get a sweet seat on an airplane, or at least build a decent travel budget, if you can make sense of travel rewards.

    Ask These Money Questions and You'll Stay Out of Debt

    December 9, 2014 - By Allison Kade - Tips for 10 Ways to Avoid Overspending
    It’s easy to make a decision when you don’t put much thought into it. But you may not be pleased with the results, especially when money is involved. Quick thinking can lead to unmanageable debt and missed investment opportunities.

    23 Ways Parents Are Blowing Their Money

    December 8, 2014 - By Lauren Ward - Tips for New Moms
    Many products and services targeting parents can be a huge money vacuum compared to the benefits they provide. Here we unravel the top 23 ways families are blowing their money, either because they’re opting for convenience over cost savings or they’re just too busy to get what they need out of the item.

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