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.

Latest Posts

(231) Total Posts to Date

Blog

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Paytomat: A Crypto Payment Solution that Allows Consumers and Merchants to Use Cryptocurrencies for Everyday Transactions

Paytomat Lets Consumers Use Cryptocurrency for Purchases

In a Nutshell: Cryptocurrency offers an enticing alternative for consumers who have limited access to credit or... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/19/19

Blog

732 views

11 min read

DNotes Global: A Blockchain-Based Payments Ecosystem that Fosters Cryptocurrency Usage and Enhances Accessibility

DNotes Facilitates Expanded Crypto Usage and Accessibility

In a Nutshell: Studies show that women are being left behind in the world of cryptocurrency. But without them,... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/18/19

Blog

1,254 views

9 min read

Silver Lake Bank Provides Support and Financial Literacy Resources to Customers, Schools, and Community Organizations in Northeast Kansas

Silver Lake Bank Provides Support to Kansas Communities

In a Nutshell: Silver Lake Bank goes the extra mile to help schools, causes, and community members in its Northeast... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/16/19

Blog

2,044 views

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Grassroots Economics Partners with Impoverished Communities to Establish Complementary Currencies That Foster Financial and Social Prosperity

Grassroots Economics: Currencies for Struggling Areas

In a Nutshell: When official currency is scarce or devalued in impoverished areas, people may not have access to... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/16/19

Blog

4,446 views

7 min read

Rippleshot Leverages its Data Network and Machine Learning to Detect Card Fraud for Banks and Credit Unions

Rippleshot Detects Card Fraud for Banks and CUs

In a Nutshell: Smaller financial organizations are often more vulnerable to data breaches because their limited... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/12/19

Blog

3,094 views

11 min read

HomeTown Credit Union Earns Recognition for Advancing Financial Wellness in Southern Minnesota Through Education, Counseling, and Volunteerism

HomeTown CU Recognized for Advancing Financial Wellness

In a Nutshell: HomeTown Credit Union offers online and in-person financial counseling to help residents of... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/11/19

Blog

6,804 views

9 min read

INLOCK: Use Cryptocurrency as Collateral to Borrow or Lend Fiat Funds in a Decentralized P2P Marketplace

INLOCK: Use Crypto Collateral to Borrow or Lend Fiat Funds

In a Nutshell: The volatility of cryptocurrency keeps some investors away, but even those who believe in its... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/10/19

Blog

3,960 views

9 min read

SoftMaker FreeOffice™ Provides a Free Alternative to Expensive Office Productivity Software

SoftMaker FreeOffice™ is the Free Alternative to Expensive Software

In a Nutshell: While the cost of a new computer may seem high, the real sticker shock often comes when you buy the... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/6/19

Blog

4,668 views

11 min read

Outvote App Connects Americans to Political Causes and Campaigns that Aim to Advance Financial and Social Well-Being Initiatives

Outvote App Connects Americans to Political Causes

In a Nutshell: Deficit spending and the debt ceiling are not just political issues — they also influence personal... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/30/19

Blog

7,548 views

11 min read

KCT Credit Union Earns Recognition for Supporting Illinois Community Schools and Providing Financial Literacy Resources to Members

KCT CU Supports Schools and Educates Members

In a Nutshell: KCT Credit Union started in 1937 to serve the Elgin, Illinois, public school district — and remains... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/29/19

Blog

10,222 views

11 min read

LaunchCode Offers Free Classes and Job Placement Services to Help Workers Pursue Tech Careers and Close the Skills Gap in the U.S.

LaunchCode: Free Tech Classes and Job Placement

In a Nutshell: Pursuing a career in the tech industry means acquiring the knowledge and experience necessary for... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/29/19

Blog

8,596 views

11 min read

MPOWER Enables International Scholars to Pursue an Education in the U.S. and Canada with Student Loans that Don’t Require a Credit History

MPOWER: Student Loans for International Scholars

In a Nutshell: MPOWER Financing provides student loans at universities in the U.S. and Canada for international... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/26/19

Blog

6,398 views

9 min read

Branch App Helps Hourly Workers Master Their Personal Finances Through Scheduling, Budgeting, and Career Growth Tools

Branch Provides Financial Tools for Hourly Workers

In a Nutshell: Income variability can make it difficult for hourly workers to plan and pay for necessary expenses.... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/22/19

Blog

17,043 views

11 min read

Credit Saint Empowers Consumers to Achieve Financial Wellness Through Personalized Credit Repair Services and Educational Resources

Credit Saint Helps Consumers Achieve Financial Wellness

In a Nutshell: Consumers with credit issues often turn to credit repair as a means of raising their score — but... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/16/19

Guide

9,152 views

13 min read

6 No-Credit-Check Installment Loans for Bad Credit

6 No-Credit-Check Installment Loans

If you’re treading the minefield of loans for bad credit borrowers, use extreme caution. Many of the lenders in... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/19/19

Guide

9,130 views

15 min read

10 Non-Loan-Shark Loans for Bad Credit

10 Non-Loan-Shark Loans for Bad Credit Applicants

More than four decades ago, the movie Jaws had Americans scared to step into the water. But what those moviegoers... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/19/19

Blog

19,494 views

11 min read

The BudgetTracker Web App Provides Consumers with Versatile and Secure Tools that Encourage Better Money Management

BudgetTracker: Versatile, Secure Money Management Tools

In a Nutshell: Budgeting is the foundation of responsible money management, but many Americans still struggle with... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/29/19

Blog

14,521 views

11 min read

Celsius Network Delivers Crypto-Based Loan and Payment Services to Underbanked Consumers

Celsius Network: Crypto-Based Financial Services

In a Nutshell: Celsius Network is a financial services provider that allows members to use cryptocurrency as... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/23/19

Blog

27,024 views

9 min read

Valuer Helps High-Potential Startups Get to the Next Level by Matching Them with Investors and Enterprises That Need Their Skills

Valuer Matches Startups with Enterprises and Investors

In a Nutshell: Plenty of startups have innovative ideas, but they often struggle to find the funding and support... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/18/19

Blog

24,780 views

11 min read

IDShield Empowers Consumers to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft and Fraud through Monitoring and Restoration Services

IDShield Guards Against Identity Theft and Fraud

In a Nutshell: As technology has grown more sophisticated, so have the thieves who seek to use it for malicious... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/12/19

Blog

24,642 views

9 min read

Papa Extends the Gig Economy by Connecting College Students to Older Adults in Need of Companionship and Support

Papa Connects Seniors with College Students for Support

In a Nutshell: Today’s senior population may be living longer on average, but its members are also often isolated... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/12/19

Blog

34,380 views

9 min read

Lendoit’s Blockchain-Based Platform Facilitates Affordable Peer-to-Peer Lending Worldwide

Lendoit Facilitates Affordable P2P Lending Worldwide

In a Nutshell: Lendoit seeks to address the global disparity in access to financial services with a peer-to-peer... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/10/19

Guide

19,950 views

13 min read

10 Best Non-Chase, Discover, & Capital One Cards for Bad Credit

10 Best Non-Chase, Discover, & Capital One Cards

When most people think of credit cards, their minds automatically turn to three of the biggest names in the... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/19/19

Blog

19,320 views

11 min read

Fleet Farming: Planting the Seeds for a Sustainable Future through Urban Gardening and Community Education Programs

Fleet Farming Promotes Urban Gardening and Education

In a Nutshell: Many people maintain a small garden plot in which they grow fruits and vegetables for themselves and... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/26/19

Blog

20,306 views

9 min read

VirtualAssistants.com: Connecting Remote Workers in the United States with High-Quality Job Opportunities

VirtualAssistants.com Connects Remote Workers with Jobs

In a Nutshell: When workers set out to find remote employment, but want to bypass the typical hassles of online job... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 6/25/19


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