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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Fastweb Empowers Families with College Funding Options so They Can Minimize Student Loan Debt

Fastweb Offers Students College Funding Options

In a Nutshell: Fastweb launched in 1995 as the first online scholarship search platform. And it has continued to... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/29/20

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Amicable: Divorce and Separation Tools That Help Couples Move On Without More Debt From Legal Fees

Amicable Helps Couples Part Ways Without Added Debt

In a Nutshell: The separation and divorce process can produce plenty of anxiety and animosity — especially when... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/28/20

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VA.gov Provides Resources to Help Veterans and Their Families Address Debt and Homelessness

VA.gov Helps Veterans Address Debt and Homelessness

In a Nutshell: In the U.S., homelessness and debt among armed service veterans is a problem that can be exacerbated... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/25/20

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WiFi Map Helps Users Save Money and Avoid Debt by Accessing Free Wireless Internet Hotspots

WiFi Map: Free Wireless Internet Hotspots

In a Nutshell: WiFi Map is a platform and app that enables users to find free wifi hotspots in their vicinity. All... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/24/20

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Project Equity Helps SMBs Implement Employee Ownership Without Workers Accruing Personal Debt

Project Equity: Employee Ownership for Small Businesses

In a Nutshell: Project Equity is on a mission to help small businesses implement employee ownership structures.... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/23/20

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Frank: Streamlining the College Loan Process to Help Students Pick Schools That Fit Their Goals and Budget

Frank Streamlines the College Loan Process

In a Nutshell: More than 350,000 prospective college students have used Frank to apply for financial aid and find... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/22/20

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Arrest Your Debt Offers Resources to Help Public Servants Build Wealth and Avoid Financial Hardship

Arrest Your Debt: Financial Education for First Responders

In a Nutshell: Ryan Luke, now a police lieutenant, struggled for many years with his personal finances and an... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/17/20

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Simon Sez IT Tech Skills Courses Help Professionals Improve Career Prospects and Avoid Debt Cycles

Simon Sez IT: Tech Skills Improve Career Prospects

In a Nutshell: Simon Sez IT offers video-based instructional courses that help learners improve proficiency with... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/10/20

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Miles App Flips the Script on Credit Card Travel Rewards by Offering Points and Perks to Users For All Forms of Transportation

Miles App Offers Rewards for All Transportation

In a Nutshell: Today’s business travelers often use frequent flyer miles to purchase everything from additional... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/11/20

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Pacific Debt Provides Settlement Options and Solutions for Consumers Facing Financial Hardship

Pacific Debt Offers Settlement and Financial Solutions

In a Nutshell: Many U.S. consumers have accumulated more debt than they can expect to pay off on their own in a... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/9/20

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Canada’s Rising Fraud Rates Threaten Personal Finances and Consumer Credit Scores

Rising Fraud in Canada Threatens Finances, Credit

In a Nutshell: Everyone will likely have to deal with a scam at some point, which is why the Canadian Anti-Fraud... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/9/20

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GasBuddy App and Debit Card Helps Low- and No-Credit Drivers Save Money at the Pump

GasBuddy Saves Drivers Money at the Pump

In a Nutshell: GasBuddy is a platform and app that help drivers find the best deals on fuel anywhere in the United... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/8/20

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Granite State College Virtual Programs Offer Affordable Degree Programs for Adult Learners in New Hampshire

Granite State College: Virtual Programs for Adult Learners

In a Nutshell: Granite State College curriculum benefits adult learners in New Hampshire through its affordable... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/2/20

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Alegeus Equips Employers with Data-Driven, White-Label Healthcare Plans Focused on the Needs of Workers and Families

Alegeus: Tech-Driven, Employee-Focused Healthcare

In a Nutshell: Alegeus is a consumer-directed healthcare company that simplifies the administration of healthcare... read more »

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By: Adam West • 8/20/20

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FairShake Automates Dispute Resolution to Safeguard Consumer Rights Against Corporate Abuse

FairShake: Automated Consumer Dispute Resolution

In a Nutshell: When consumers have a dispute regarding service or fees, they are often at the mercy of... read more »

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By: Adam West • 8/19/20

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Side Hustle Nation Brings Expert Advice to Gig Workers Seeking Financial Independence and Early Retirement

Side Hustle Nation: Expert Advice on Gig Work

In a Nutshell: In an expanding gig economy, side hustles represent an effective way to achieve financial... read more »

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By: Adam West • 8/18/20

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The Florida Literacy Coalition Provides Resources and Training to Help Adult Learners Improve Proficiency in Language, Health, and Finance

Florida Literacy Coalition: Adult Language and Finance Education

In a Nutshell: Education is a crucial component of personal and financial stability, but many adults in Florida... read more »

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By: Adam West • 8/13/20

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Elma: Providing Digital-First Health Services That Optimize Wellness While Keeping Costs Down in the Spanish Market

Elma: Digital-First Health Services for the Spanish Market

In a Nutshell: Spain’s national health service protects people when they need it, but many customers also purchase... read more »

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By: Adam West • 8/3/20

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Discover’s 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report Showcases Its Commitment to Volunteerism and Financial Education

Discover Fosters Volunteerism and Financial Education

In a Nutshell: Discover’s 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report describes the company’s ongoing efforts to improve... read more »

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By: Adam West • 7/29/20

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The Texas Demographic Center Encourages 2020 Census Responses to Ensure Continued Prosperity and Well-Being in Communities

Texas Demographic Center Promotes Census Response

In a Nutshell: Data from the 2020 U.S. Census will impact legislative representation, federal funding, and economic... read more »

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By: Adam West • 7/23/20

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RentTrack Incentivizes On-Time Rent Payments and Rewards Tenants By Reporting to Credit Bureaus

RentTrack, LevelCredit Help Improve Renter Credit Scores

In a Nutshell: Renting a house or apartment doesn’t yield the same credit-building benefits as making mortgage... read more »

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By: Adam West • 7/20/20

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Codesmith’s Software Engineering Immersive Programs Help Students Build Skills and Careers in Tech

Codesmith Offers a Software Development Bootcamp

In a Nutshell: Software engineering is a desirable profession with plenty of room for advancement, but also a lot... read more »

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By: Adam West • 7/15/20

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GetRaised Leverages Employment Data to Help Workers Have Productive Conversations with Their Bosses and Increase Earnings

GetRaised Leverages Data to Increase Earnings

In a Nutshell: The key to earning a raise is demonstrating your tangible value as an employee. GetRaised simplifies... read more »

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By: Adam West • 7/7/20

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Camino Financial Offers Affordable Loans with a Focus on Boosting Latinx Small Businesses While Helping them Build Credit Profiles in the U.S.

Camino Financial: Affordable Loans for SMBs

In a Nutshell: Camino Financial specializes in unsecured loans for informal, Latinx-owned small businesses. Its... read more »

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By: Adam West • 7/6/20

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Gift of College Allows Individuals and Employers to Play a Part in a Student’s Higher Education by Contributing to a Tax-Free Savings Plan

Gift of College Helps Students Fund Higher Education

In a Nutshell: Gift of College allows anyone to contribute to college savings plans and student loan accounts for... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/26/20