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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.

How to Dispute a Credit Card Charge

It can be frustrating to review your credit card statement and find an error. Thankfully, as a consumer in the U.S. you have rights outlined by federal and state laws that allow you to dispute questionable credit card charges. If you know the process, you’re able to make these disputes with little effort on your behalf.

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).

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.

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.



    Best Time to Buy Hot Tub

    January 30, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Save Money on Energy Bill
    Ready to heat things up with a hot tub? Easier said than done, considering the amount of cash required to purchase the soaking chamber. Fortunately, there are ways to make your dollar stretch, starting with when to shop to score the best deals.

    Chinese New Year Statistics

    January 29, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Asian Entrepreneurs
    In 2015, the Chinese New Year is set to begin on February 19th, and what follows is a 15-day period of feasting, fireworks, and time with family and friends. If you want to have your own Chinese New Year festival at home or you’re already a reveler who wants more information about this tradition, CreditDonkey has unearthed some eye-opening facts and statistics about this long-standing event.

    Best Travel Rewards Credit Card

    January 28, 2015 - By Ross Frasier - Best Travel Credit Card
    If you’re looking to get deals and discounts on travel, a rewards credit card is one of the quickest ways to get there. These cards will let you journey beyond your budget by saving you money on flights, hotels, and other expenses. And with so many options, there’s bound to be a card for you, whether you want to hit the road or take to the skies. After all, if you’re going to spend money anyway, why not do it for free travel?
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    Life Lessons Learned from Physics

    January 27, 2015 - By Tammy K - Tips for Financial Literacy Month
    The term "applied physics" can take on a whole new meaning when we look beyond the textbooks and formulas. There is more we can learn from the laws of physics by applying them to our daily lives. By transferring the discipline to a host of everyday matters – our well-being, our financial situation, our workplace – we can look for ways to make improvements and live a better life.

    Average Wedding Cost Statistics

    January 26, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Marriage Statistics
    Despite the fact that young adults are waiting longer to get hitched, the wedding industry certainly doesn't seem to be suffering. Revenues increased by 1.9% between 2009 and 2014, totaling roughly $55 billion. Nearly 800,000 people are employed in some capacity by the wedding industry, and it's expected that demand for wedding products and services will only continue to grow.

    What to Buy in February

    January 25, 2015 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Best Deals
    The winter is half over and warmer weather is on the way, giving you time to find bargains while you wait out the cold. Look for sales to heat up around the Super Bowl and Presidents’ Day – two major retail holidays that bring deep discounts.

    Valentine's Day Statistics

    January 24, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Love
    The amount of money people spend to celebrate the holiday is mind blowing (who says money doesn’t buy love?). The CreditDonkey team tracked down 23 Valentine's Day statistics that will get your heart fluttering.
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    Startup Failure Statistics

    January 21, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Best Business Credit Card
    Owning your own company comes with a lot of perks, and more people than ever are jumping on the startup bandwagon. Approximately 543,000 new businesses launch every single month, and many of them face some major hurdles as they struggle to get their footing in the marketplace.
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    23 Scientific Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

    January 20, 2015 - By Cassy Parker - Tips for Best Business Credit Card
    Evidence shows that entrepreneurs tend to share similar personality traits and life experiences. If you possess the following 23 traits, you might just have what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur.

    Best Time to Buy Flights to Europe

    January 19, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Credit Cards for International Travel
    You’ve been dreaming about getting a glimpse of Westminster Abbey or you want to see what all the fuss is about the Eiffel Tower. Whether you want to make your first trip to Europe or your 10th, the truth about international travel, as you likely know, is it’s expensive. Beyond looking at cheaper airlines, your recourse against the thousands of dollars you may have to spend for your European vacation is timing. Knowing when to buy your plane tickets — and it’s not necessarily on the ...

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