Adam West

Adam West
The Institute for Financial Literacy Provides Services that Inspire Lifelong Fiscal Learning in 500K Consumers & Counting

Bad Credit Expert

Adam West is a finance editor for BadCredit.org, where he regularly coordinates with financial experts and industry movers and shakers to report the latest information, news, and advice on topics related to helping subprime borrowers achieve greater financial literacy and improved credit scores. Adam has more than a dozen years of editing, writing, and graphic design experience for award-winning print and online publications, and specializes in the areas of credit scores, subprime financial products and services, and financial education.

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Jami: A Private Communication Network That Protects Data to Prevent Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

Jami Network Protects Against Credit Card Fraud

In a Nutshell: Jami is a free, peer-to-peer communications platform dedicated to protecting user privacy and... read more »

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By: Adam West • 4/14/21

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BloggersIdeas: Resources to Help Readers Run Online Side Hustles, Increase Earnings, and Pay Off Debt

BloggersIdeas: Side Hustles Can Help Pay Off Debt

In a Nutshell: BloggersIdeas has helped readers turn their passion projects and side hustles into profitable... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 4/12/21

Guide

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Best Credit Improvement Services of 2021

15 Best Credit Improvement Services

We’ve spent a lot of time researching the best credit improvement services and found that there are a lot of... read more »

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By: Adam West • 4/12/21

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Panama Relocation Tours Offers Resources and Support to Help People Retire Debt-Free in Paradise

Panama Relocation Tours: Retire Debt-Free in Central America

In a Nutshell: When people think of retiring and moving somewhere warm and sunny, they may not think of Panama... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 4/8/21

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Source Capital Provides Hard Money Loans to Borrowers with Credit and Financial Challenges

Source Capital Offers Loans to Credit-Challenged Borrowers

In a Nutshell: Hard money loans help people with low credit scores pledge their property as collateral to access... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 4/7/21

Guide

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Second Chance Payday Loans in 2021

7 Second-Chance Payday Loans Available Online

Second chance payday loans are a great way to get the money you need while working to improve your credit score.... read more »

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By: Adam West • 4/6/21

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Bank On Helps Local Banks and Credit Unions Provide Financial Products to Underbanked Communities

Bank On Provides Key Products in Underbanked Communities

In a Nutshell: Bank On is an initiative operated by the CFE Fund that helps unbanked and underbanked populations... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 4/5/21

Guide

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Easiest Auto Loans to Get in 2021

The Easiest Auto Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit

The easiest auto loans to get won’t leave you waiting for a ride at the bus stop. These secured loans not only work... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 4/1/21

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First Commonwealth Bank’s Educational Efforts Help Community Members Manage Credit and Avoid Debt

FCB: Financial Education to Reduce Debt and Raise Credit

In a Nutshell: First Commonwealth Bank was founded in the 1880s, and it has steadily evolved to help modern... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/29/21

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FAFSA Reform Will Simplify Applications to Benefit Low-Income Families and Help Reduce Student Debt

FAFSA Reform Will Reduce Student Debt and Simplify Applications

In a Nutshell: FAFSA reform has been a long time coming, but thanks in part to the National Association of Student... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/23/21

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Optus Bank Helps Underserved SMBs and Communities Through Inclusive Credit and Lending Products

Optus Bank: Inclusive Credit and Lending for Communities

In a Nutshell: Optus Bank is on a mission to ensure equal financial access and opportunity for everyone —... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/18/21

Guide

7,106 views

31 min read

Used Car Loans For Bad Credit in 2021

13 Used Car Loans For Bad Credit

A vehicle is one of the most important purchases you’ll make — and used car loans for bad credit can make that... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/16/21

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9 min read

Self Offers Credit Builder Accounts and Secured Cards that Help Users Learn Better Financial Habits

Self Offers Credit Builder Accounts and Secured Cards

In a Nutshell: One of the biggest financial challenges people with low credit scores face is finding an opportunity... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/15/21

Guide

6,630 views

33 min read

Large Loans For Bad Credit in 2021

11 Large Loans For Bad Credit

You may think that large loans for bad credit don’t exist — but as the online loan industry grows and expands,... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/11/21

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Financial Plus Credit Union Helps Members Manage Debt through Education, Philanthropy, and Digital Tools

FPCU Offers Tools and Education to Manage Debt

In a Nutshell: Financial Plus Credit Union has served members in Des Moines, Iowa, for more than 90 years, and it... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/10/21

Guide

7,104 views

27 min read

Get Cash Now Loans For Bad Credit In 2021

11 Cash Loans For Bad Credit You Can Get Now

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to get cash now loans for bad credit. Instead of waiting days for... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/9/21

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11 min read

Debt Reduction Services and Money Fit Help Consumers Through Financial Education and Management

Debt Reduction Services and Money Fit Offer Financial Help

In a Nutshell: Debt Reduction Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers eliminate debt... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/3/21

Guide

16,230 views

35 min read

Long Term Loans For Bad Credit in 2021

11 Long-Term Loans For Bad Credit Applicants

Life isn’t always cheap — and that’s why long term loans for bad credit are so important. With a long term personal... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/22/21

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21,831 views

9 min read

Identity Theft Resource Center Offers Guidance to Help Consumers Protect and Rebuild their Credit

ITRC Helps Consumers Protect and Rebuild Credit

In a Nutshell: Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has offered free remediation and recovery services to identity... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/22/21

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M1 Finance App Empowers Users to Save, Invest, and Borrow with No Credit Checks or Minimum Scores

M1: App-Based Savings, Investments, and Loans

In a Nutshell: Investing is a proven wealth-building strategy, but many people find it difficult to get started. ... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/16/21

Guide

26,384 views

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Rent to Own Cars For Bad Credit in 2021

4 Rent-to-Own Car Lenders For Bad Credit Borrowers

You can rent to own furniture, appliances, and electronics, but did you know that there are rent to own cars for... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/10/21

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Biz2Credit Alternative Loans Provide Funding and Operational Insight for Small Businesses

Biz2Credit: Alternative Loans and Insights for SMBs

In a Nutshell: Biz2Credit is more than an automated small business funding platform, it is also a thought leader in... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/8/21

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Zafin’s Community Advantage Solution Simplifies Product and Pricing Management for Credit Unions

Zafin: Product and Pricing Solutions for Credit Unions

In a Nutshell: Zafin’s Community Advantage solution offers integrated tools that help small banks and credit unions... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/4/21

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Your Money Geek Blog Blends Finance and Fandom for a Fun Approach to Managing Money and Debt

Your Money Geek: A Fun Approach to Managing Money and Debt

In a Nutshell: Your Money Geek is an informative blog that takes a fresh approach to financial education. It... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/2/21

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33,642 views

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Southern Bancorp Extends Counseling and Credit Products and Services to Rural Consumers

Southern Bancorp: Credit for Rural Consumers

In a Nutshell: Southern Bancorp fosters economic opportunity and upward mobility in communities in rural Arkansas... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 2/2/21