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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.

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.

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.

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).

Infographic: Household Spending Statistics

Where does all the money go? See what typical Americans make and spend in a month.

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    Reduce False Alarms

    October 30, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Best Home Security
    Home security systems are meant to keep you safe — they were not installed to drive your local police department crazy from false alarms. But that’s what a lot of them do. The majority (over 90%, according to various reports) of house calls the police make are due to false home security system alarms. In recent years, municipalities have imposed penalties on security companies, which, in turn, have passed on those costs to their customers who go over a set number of false alarms per year.

    Why Invest in Stock Market

    October 29, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Investment
    Despite the economy's ups and downs, the stock market has consistently proven to be a good place to invest your disposable cash and save for your future (as long as you can withstand the bumps and plan for the long term). The popularity of online brokerages can attest to the demand for access to stocks in a do-it-yourself society.
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    Why Drink Cofee Everydayy

    October 28, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Coffee and Credit Cards
    Here is a list of 23 reasons to justify (or convince non-drinkers) why you should drink a cup o' joe on a daily basis. Your daily investment in your coffee habit gives you payback in the form of health, wakefulness, and a lot of other pluses.

    Improve Your Life with Poker

    October 24, 2014 - By Sarah Johnson - Tips for Life and Money Lessons Learned from a Dog
    Poker offers a little something for everyone: chance, strategy, and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants decision making. When it’s not Friday night around the card table, transfer the thrill of the game and your ability to work the odds to your daily life.

    10 Ways to Avoid Overspending

    October 23, 2014 - By Allison Kade - Tips for How Retailers Get You to Spend
    We’re all creatures of habit. Many of these patterns develop subconsciously, making them even harder to kick. Maybe you’re the type of person who always splurges on purchases after a bad day. Or maybe you can never resist picking up that bar of chocolate from the checkout line. Every single time.

    Why Study Abroad

    October 22, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    While leaving the familiarity of the U.S. might seem daunting at first, an increasing number of college students are studying a semester or two abroad before they graduate. There are many benefits to this experience, which, just a couple of decades ago, was deemed more for the eclectic and adventurous than the primarily studious.

    7 Credit Card Mistakes Even the Rich Make

    October 21, 2014 - By Sheryl Nance-Nash - Tips for Avoid the Minimum Payment Trap
    You might think that just because somebody is rich, they make all the right decisions. Not so. In fact, the rich can be vulnerable to financial flubs too. Maybe it’s the cavalier attitude that they can afford mistakes. Or it’s an assumption that only people who live paycheck to paycheck have to pay attention to the details.

    What to Buy in November

    October 20, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Tips for Grocery Cards
    Black Friday is just around the corner, but smart consumers can find the best deals on some products before the biggest shopping day of the year hits. Read on to see what to buy in the beginning weeks of November — an overlooked time for shopping deals — and what purchases should wait.

    How Retailers Get You to Spend

    October 19, 2014 - By Michelle Smith - Tips for Shopping Addiction Statistics
    Why do we constantly overspend? Read on to learn how retailers are plotting to outwit us.

    Amazon vs Best Buy

    October 15, 2014 - When to Buy a TV
    You can buy a TV just about anywhere these days, but not all retailers are created equal. When you’re in the market for a new television, you want to get the best deal you can on this pricey purchase. So you need to think not only about what model you’ll buy but where you’ll buy it from.

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