Charles Tran

Charles Tran

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Charles is the founder of CreditDonkey, a review and comparison website that aims to make personal finance "donkey-proof" (easy to understand). We publish data-driven analysis to give consumers the information they need to save money and make savvy financial decisions.
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Free Personal Checking Accounts

Banking doesn't have to be expensive. Here is a list of good free checking accounts without outrageous fees or high balance requirements.

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How to Make Money at Home

The Internet is full of get-rich quick schemes, but you can find legit ways to make money from home. Read on to find out how you can pull in some extra bucks without changing out of your PJs.

Average Engagement Ring Size

The average diamond size for engagement rings is just around 1 carat. Don't worry if you can't meet it. Find out how to get the best value.

Invest $50k

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Crypto Exchanges

Want to invest in crypto? The right platform can help you get started. Here are the best exchanges to safely buy bitcoin and other cryptos.

Diamond Prices

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Closing a Bank Account

Closing a bank account doesn't need to be complicated. Find out how to handle the process easily and the best ways to avoid any fees below.

Best Hotel Booking Site

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Earn Money Playing Games

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Article Archive

Personal Capital Review: Is It Worth It?
Personal Capital

Personal Capital Review: Is It Worth It?

April 27, 2017 - By Charles Tran - Reviews
Personal Capital is a free financial tool. But is it legit? Find out how they make money and if it's safe to use.
Betterment Returns: What You Need to Know
Betterment

Betterment Returns: What You Need to Know

By Charles Tran - Tips for Betterment
Betterment has low fees and is good for beginners. But what about their returns? Let's take a look at this robo-advisor's performance.
Chase You Invest Review
Chase

Chase You Invest Review

June 19, 2019 - By Charles Tran - Reviews for Chase
Chase You Invest App has a bonus promotion, low fees and mutual funds trading. But is it good for beginners? Read this review for the pros and cons.
When you deal with businesses, do companies usually...

Survey: Customer Service Statistics

June 11, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Business
When it comes to providing excellent customer service, big is definitely not better, according to the majority of respondents who participated in a new CreditDonkey survey. In almost all customer-satisfaction categories, consumers are more ...
Do you plan to spend more or less this year on Father's Day?

Survey: Father's Day Statistics 2013

June 3, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News
Nearly one-quarter of dads are feeling sentimental in anticipation of this Father's Day. In a new CreditDonkey survey, 24.7% of fathers said they are hoping for something homemade this year. However, only 15% of all the respondents said they ...
Do you plan to spend more or less this year on Mother's Day?

Survey: Mother's Day Statistics

April 15, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Family
A CreditDonkey survey reveals sons plan to spend more money on Mother's Day while daughters plan to spend less than they did the previous year. In the survey of over 800 Americans, nearly 1 in 4 son respondents said they plan to increase their ...
Do you feel you have enough financial knowledge to successfully run your own business?

Survey: Freelance Mistakes

January 29, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Business
Nearly 70 percent of freelancers claim to have the financial expertise needed to successfully run a business, according to a recent poll by credit-card comparison site CreditDonkey.com. However, their responses to several key questions seem to ...
Do you feel you are doing enough to save for retirement?

Survey: Retirement Savings Statistics

January 15, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Family
What's the difference between objective forecasting and cockeyed optimism? A new survey by CreditDonkey.com suggests that it's the difference between some people's saving habits and their idea of a “comfortable retirement.”
How much of your shopping is done with mobile devices?

Survey: Mobile Wallet Statistics

September 11, 2012 - By Charles Tran - News for Mobile Payments
When it comes to the shopping preferences of U.S. consumers, reports on the deaths of PCs and brick & mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated, says a new survey by CreditDonkey.com.

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