Jon McDonald

Jon McDonald

Bad Credit Expert

BadCredit.org Contributing Editor Jon McDonald has more than 15 years of journalism expertise. Jon stays up to date on emerging finance trends and news about the companies impacting the industry. He also shares valuable financial literacy resources for subprime consumers. He is most knowledgeable in the areas of budgeting, loans, and responsible credit use and is committed to bringing that experience to readers around the world. He has a passion for both writing and editing, and his articles have appeared in publications produced by The New York Times.

Latest Posts

(11) Total Posts to Date

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BusyKid: A Money Management App That Helps Kids Build Positive Financial Habits and Avoid Debt

BusyKid Money Management App Teaches Positive Financial Habits

In a Nutshell: The BusyKid app helps parents prepare their children for the realities of earning and spending... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 7/26/21

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CarLoans.com.au Helps Australians Secure Better Auto Financing Rates with Customer-Centered Service and Corporate Buying Power

CarLoans.com.au Helps Australians Secure Better Auto Financing Rates

In a Nutshell: When it comes to a major purchase like an automobile, comparison shopping is crucial — and the same... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 11/13/18

Blog

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First Source Federal Credit Union Serves Members and Communities in Upstate New York Through Financial Literacy Programs and Resources

First Source Serves Communities with Financial Education Resources

In a Nutshell: Credit unions often have reputations for being member-oriented, and First Source Federal Credit... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 11/2/18

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100,000+ views

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Capital Debt Solutions Takes a Caring Approach to Helping Australians Address Personal Debt Issues and Achieve Greater Financial Health

Capital Debt Solutions Helps Australians Address Personal Debt

In a Nutshell: Debt can be more than just a financial problem; it can impact a person’s emotional and physical... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 10/15/18

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100,000+ views

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Berkshire Bank’s Partnership with GreenPath Expands Efforts to Empower Customers in the Northeast Through Financial Education

Berkshire Bank Partners with GreenPath to Expand Its Mission

In a Nutshell: Many residents of the Northeast US already recognize Berkshire Bank as a business dedicated to... read more »

Jon McDonald

By: Jon McDonald • 10/10/18

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

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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

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100,000+ 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

Guide

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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 • 4/20/18

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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

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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 • 9/27/16