Adam West

Adam West

Bad Credit Expert

Adam is a Contributing Editor at Digital Brands, Inc., where he writes and edits articles for BadCredit.org and CardRates.com, among other websites. With more than a dozen years of experience in newspapers, Adam now works closely with finance experts and industry leaders to ensure readers are always in the know.

Latest Posts

(33) Total Posts to Date

Guide

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How to Remove Medical Collections from Your Credit Report

2 Ways to Remove Medical Bills From Your Credit Report

Whether the result of an injury or illness, few things in life are as stressful as dealing with a major medical... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/4/18

Guide

8,484 views

7 min read

9 Best High-Limit Credit Cards for Bad Credit

9 Best High-Limit Credit Cards for Bad Credit

Although weight gain is often the most prominent symptom of unhealthy eating habits, it isn’t the only negative... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 12/19/17

Blog

6,240 views

11 min read

Redwood Credit Union Provides Californians with a Path to Financial Wellness Through Interactive Education Modules

How Redwood CU Promotes Financial Education to Its Members

In a Nutshell: More than 3.6 million students will graduate from US high schools in 2018. Most will leave school... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 12/18/17

Blog

17,149 views

11 min read

Debt Camel Answers Common Questions to Help the UK Navigate Its Vast Desert of Debt

Debt Camel Helps the UK Navigate Its Vast Desert of Debt

In a Nutshell: Already accomplished at helping people solve their individual debt problems, Sara Williams founded... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 11/6/17

Blog

40,824 views

7 min read

Ratehub.ca: Canada’s Top Financial Comparison Site Gives Users an Edge in Choosing Credit Cards, Mortgages & Insurance Policies

Ratehub.ca: Canada’s Leading Financial Comparison Site

In a Nutshell: Toronto-based Ratehub.ca started in 2010 as a mortgage rate comparison website to help people find... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/30/17

Blog

54,792 views

9 min read

Hoyes, Michalos & Associates — How a 30-Minute Conversation with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee has Helped More than 40K Ontario Residents Get Out of Debt

Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Helps Ontario Residents Get Out of Debt

In a Nutshell: In 1999, accountants Douglas Hoyes and Ted Michalos established Hoyes, Michalos & Associates, a firm... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/23/17

Blog

42,009 views

13 min read

Clearpoint’s Trusted Counseling Services & Educational Resources Have Helped Improve Financial Literacy for More Than 50 Years

Clearpoint — A Source for Financial Literacy & Credit Counseling

In a Nutshell: Financial literacy is lacking in the traditional education system, contributing to the number of... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/22/17

Blog

46,566 views

11 min read

Vitals® Brings Comparison Shopping to Health Care, Helping Consumers Save Money on Procedures and Appointments

Vitals® Saves You Money Via Health Care Comparison Shopping

In a Nutshell: When it comes to health care, many people equate cost with quality, and choose the more expensive... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/18/17

Blog

44,268 views

13 min read

How the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund Advocates for Low-Income Citizens Who Lack Access to Capital

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund: Helping Low-Income Citizens

In a Nutshell: Despite a clientele list of borrowers traditional lenders would consider high-risk, the New... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/16/17

Blog

35,952 views

11 min read

SmartAsset™ Leverages Technology to Bring Transparency to Personal Finance Decisions

How SmartAsset™ Leverages Technology in Personal Finance

In a Nutshell: Making important financial decisions, like buying a home, choosing a credit card, or setting... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/16/17

Blog

62,802 views

9 min read

Huntington National Bank’s 11th Annual Backpack Index Finds the True Cost of “Back to School” Continues to Rise

Huntington's Backpack Index Finds Rising Back-to-School Costs

In a Nutshell: Despite a tax-dollar-supported public school system, sending your children back to school isn’t... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/4/17

Blog

51,814 views

11 min read

SilverSneakers® is Keeping Senior Citizens Healthy Through Free Gym Memberships and Fitness Classes Covered by Insurance

SilverSneakers® Helps Keep Seniors Fit — For Free

In a Nutshell: Older Americans on fixed incomes might be hesitant to spend money on joining a gym, but improving... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/26/17

Blog

55,464 views

9 min read

DentalPlans.com Provides Access to Quality, Affordable Dental Care, Enabling Over 1 Million People to Save 10%-60% on Procedures

Dental Plans™ Helps 1 Million People Save 10%-60% on Procedures

In a Nutshell: While oral hygiene is important and strongly linked not only to oral health, but to overall health,... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/17/17

Blog

92,466 views

9 min read

Don’t Let Water & Storm Damage Sink Your Finances: The IICRC Nonprofit Sets the Standards for Cleaning, Inspection, and Restoration Services

IICRC Sets the Industry Standards for Water Damage Services

In a Nutshell: Water damage can strike unexpectedly, causing costly damage to homes and businesses. Many people... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/20/17

Blog

54,105 views

7 min read

ASHI® Helps Homebuyers Avoid Hidden Repair Costs Through Certified Home Inspections

ASHI® Helps Homebuyers Avoid Hidden Repair Costs

In a Nutshell: For most Americans, buying a home is the single biggest purchase they’ll make in their lives. In... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/19/17

Blog

50,092 views

11 min read

Good News Network — An Online News Service That Provides Inspiring Stories on Health, Business, Money, Science, and the Environment

Good News Network — Uplifting Stories on Money and More

In a Nutshell: No news is good news, as the old adage goes, and if you tap into the 24-news cycle these days, you... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/13/17

Blog

65,304 views

9 min read

GreatSchools — A Free Resource for Parents Seeking the Best Educational Opportunities in Their Local Communities

GreatSchools Helps Parents Find the Best Educational Opportunities

In a Nutshell: A child’s development hinges on a quality education, which places a lot of pressure on parents... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/1/17

Blog

57,852 views

9 min read

Browse OverDrive’s Millions of Free eBooks, Audiobooks & Videos with Resources for Improving Financial Literacy

Browse OverDrive’s Free Library Titles & Increase Financial Literacy

In a Nutshell: Understanding how to manage your money is a key step in transforming your financial well-being, and... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/31/17

Blog

52,962 views

13 min read

Toastmasters International® Teaches Leadership & Public Speaking Skills that Could Lead to Improved Opportunity & Income

Improve Your Earning Potential with Toastmasters International

In a Nutshell: Joining a club that teaches public-speaking skills probably isn’t the first thing that pops into... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/30/17

Blog

45,024 views

11 min read

Meatless Monday — Skipping Meat Once a Week is Better for You, Your Wallet, and the World

Meatless Monday — Better for You, Your Wallet, and the World

In a Nutshell: Cutting back on meat consumption has numerous advantages, from your physical health to the... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/24/17

Blog

78,506 views

9 min read

Healthgrades Helps Over 1M Daily Users Make Informed Health Care Decisions by Comparing Hospitals, Physicians, and Insurance Plans

Healthgrades Helps Over 1M Daily Users Choose Better Health Care

In a Nutshell: You never want to cut corners when it comes to health-related matters, but it’s important to know... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/23/17

Blog

51,900 views

9 min read

Teach For America Gives Students in Low-Income Communities Access to a Quality Education

Teach For America Promotes Access to Quality Education

In a Nutshell: Many Americans might take educational opportunities for granted, but for a large portion of the US... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/18/17

Blog

68,471 views

9 min read

The FORTIFIED Home Program from IBHS Bolsters Communities Against Natural Disasters by Raising Building Standards

IBHS Bolsters Communities Against Natural Disasters

In a Nutshell: Natural disasters and subsequent property damage can be devastating to home and business owners. In... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/17/17

Blog

80,568 views

11 min read

MIT OpenCourseWare Provides Tuition-Free Access to Higher Education from a World-Leading Technical Institute

Free Access to Higher Education with MIT OpenCourseWare

In a Nutshell: While the traditional college education system has its advantages, it’s not within reach for... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/15/17

Blog

68,634 views

9 min read

Free Music Archive Provides Access to Hundreds of Thousands of High-Quality Downloads at No Cost

Free Music Archive Provides Access to Quality Downloads at No Cost

In a Nutshell: We live in an age of free music streaming and sites of questionable legality offering downloads at... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 5/1/17