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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.

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.

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).

Balance Transfer Game: What You Should Know

Balance transfers are becoming an increasingly popular way to reign in high interest rates. However, reducing outstanding debt is not always as easy as switching cards. We've put together ground rules every consumer should know before they consider a balance transfer.

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.



    When to Buy a TV

    September 28, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Save Money on Cable
    Purchasing a TV can be an expensive endeavor. You want to make sure you’re getting the very best deal when you hit the stores, but retailers can be tricky about making you think you’re getting a great bargain when you’re really paying full price. Don’t be fooled by the colorful tags that make every TV seem like it’s on sale. Just because a TV is featured in a circular doesn’t mean you’re getting much of a deal. Instead, do some sleuthing and stick to certain times of the year to do your TV ...

    Black Friday Deals Predictions

    September 24, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Early Holiday Shopping Tips
    Thanksgiving Day will be here before you know it. And if you’re the type of person who could care less about the turkey and quality family time and really just wants to know where the best deals can be had the day after — or even that very night — we have some predictions you’ll want to know about.

    Early Holiday Shopping Tips

    September 23, 2014 - Tips for Ghost of Christmas
    These budget-minded, stress-busting tips will have you done with shopping well before the holidays, giving you more time with friends and family instead of sales clerks and cashiers.

    What to Buy in October

    September 22, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Best Deals
    October is the calm before the Black Friday storm for bargain shoppers across the country. But there are still some deals to be found. We’ve compiled a list of the types of items that will get the greatest discounts in October along with a few purchases you'll want to hold off on until the holiday season or another prime sales season.

    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.

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