Is "Honey Boo Boo" a "Dulce De Leche?" Investigates Relationship Between Favorite Girl Scout Cookies and Banking Habits

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The sale of Girl Scout cookies only happens during a short window of time each year, and the organization's baked goods have cultivated a massive following – even that of TLC's Honey Boo Boo. New analysis from leading personal finance site,, identifies how individuals money management style is determined by their favorite cookie choice.

Dulce de Leche cookies

Dulce de Leche cookies

The ‘Do-Si-Dos profile’ definitely fits me; I look at money as a tool to accomplish my goals and dreams, like traveling and seeing the world.

It's the time of year when beloved Girl Scout cookies go on sale, as we're reminded by the recent turmoil surrounding Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson's sale of cookies on her personal Facebook site, detailed in a US Weekly staff article published last Thursday. But Thompson is just one of the millions of Girl Scout cookie fans, all of whom could actually learn a bit about their personal money management and savings style based on their favorite cookies, according to

Because Girl Scout cookies are such a widely identifiable and admired product in the U.S., GoBankingRates uses the heightened attention surrounding their sale to also bring awareness to better banking skills. GoBankingRates editor, Elyssa Kirkham, compares the individual characteristics of Girl Scout cookies fans to the varied and unique flavors of their favorite cookies, and explains how those traits translate to personal money management style.

Kirkham states, "I was a Girl Scout until I was fourteen, and selling Girls Scout Cookies was a fun way to learn business and money management skills. Now that I’m grown up, I always stock up on Do-Si-Dos – they’re my favorite Girl Scout Cookies. The ‘Do-Si-Dos profile’ definitely fits me; I look at money as a tool to accomplish my goals and dreams, like traveling and seeing the world."

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About is a national website dedicated to connecting readers with the best interest rates on financial services nationwide, as well as informative personal finance content, news and tools. GoBankingRates collects interest rate information from more than 4,000 U.S. banks and credit unions, making it the only online rates aggregator with the ability to provide the most comprehensive and authentic local interest rate information.


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Source: US Weekly, Honey Boo Boo Star Alana Thompson Tries to Sell Girl Scout Cookies on Facebook, February 28, 2013.
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