Jon McDonald

Jon McDonald

Bad Credit Expert

Jon McDonald is a contributing editor at Digital Brands with over 15 years of experience editing, writing, and designing at numerous publications. His passions include keeping people informed about emerging trends and finding the latest companies making an impact on the financial industry. Away from the office, Jon enjoys grilling, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Latest Posts

(8) Total Posts to Date

Blog

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California Coast Credit Union Keeps Its Members’ Best Interests in Mind with Tools & Resources to Manage Money

California Coast Credit Union Keeps Its Members' Best Interests in Mind

In a Nutshell: Founded in 1929, California Coast Credit Union is the oldest credit union in San Diego. A 2008... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 8/28/17

Blog

34,424 views

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Setting the Standards for Financial Responsibility — How the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® Enforces High-Quality Education & Counseling Services

How the NFCC® Enforces High-Quality Financial Counseling

In a Nutshell: Founded shortly after the first commercial credit card hit the market, the National Foundation for... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 8/14/17

Blog

37,180 views

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The Tax Policy Center Weighs in on How the Federal Tax System Has Affected Growing Income Inequality and How Reform Could Help

The Tax Policy Center Analyzes How Taxes Affect Income Inequality

In a Nutshell: Income inequality is a popular talking point and political issue in the US, with the top 1% of the... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 7/20/17

Blog

27,391 views

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With More Than $1.2 Billion Raised, Indiegogo Helps Entrepreneurs Get Projects Off the Ground

Indiegogo Helps Entrepreneurs Get Projects Off the Ground

In a Nutshell: With more than 770,000 campaigns launched and 8.5 million backers to date, the popular crowdfunding... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 7/19/17

Guide

54,145 views

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4 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank (From an Actual Dad)

4 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

I have always loved Father’s Day, but now that I celebrate it as a dad, I have a newfound appreciation for it. Each... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 6/13/17

Blog

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Quizzle: Free Full Credit Reports, Loan Tools, and Advice For Making the Most of Your Finances

Quizzle: Free Full Credit Reports, Loan Tools & Expert Financial Advice

In a Nutshell: Since 2008, Quizzle has provided people across the U.S. with a free TransUnion credit report and... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 11/30/16

Blog

100,000+ views

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Zipcar: All the Benefits of Driving Minus the Downsides of Ownership — Insurance, Gas, & Maintenance Included

Zipcar: The Benefits of Driving Minus the Downsides of Ownership

In a Nutshell: Car sharing with Zipcar can be a great alternative to vehicle ownership because of its low... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 9/26/16

Blog

96,120 views

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PayScale: Empowering Workers to Know What They Should Be Paid Based on 54M+ Salary Profiles

PayScale Empowers Workers to Know What They Should Be Paid

In a Nutshell: PayScale uses an extensive amount of data to bring salary information out of the shadows and into... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 9/12/16