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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(168) Total Posts to Date

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Pick My Postcode: A Self-Sustaining Site that Gives Away Free Cash Prizes Daily to UK Residents Based on Their Location

Pick My Postcode Gives Away Free Cash Prizes Daily to UK Residents

In a Nutshell: Lottery systems have existed for centuries in Europe and the U.K., almost always requiring the... read more »

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By: Adam West • 3/19/19

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Nomorobo Protects Consumers from Financial Scams by Blocking More Than 97% of Malicious Robocalls

Nomorobo Protects Consumers by Blocking Malicious Robocalls

In a Nutshell: Anyone who has a phone number is probably familiar with robocalls — prerecorded messages that... read more »

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By: Adam West • 3/12/19

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The Stacking Benjamins Podcast Teaches Listeners about Personal Finance through Headlines, Guest Experts, and Plenty of Humor

The Stacking Benjamins Podcast Teaches Finance Through Humor

In a Nutshell: Students often learn best when the subject matter is fun, and the Stacking Benjamins Podcast takes... read more »

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By: Adam West • 3/7/19

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How the ioby Crowdfunding Platform Helps Residents Plan and Implement Projects to Strengthen Their Communities

How the ioby Platform Helps Strengthen Communities

In a Nutshell: The foundations of community improvement often lie in funding and knowledge. But when leaders lack... read more »

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By: Adam West • 3/5/19

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Airfox Democratizes Financial Services with Digital Banking and Lending Tools for Underserved Consumers in Emerging Markets

Airfox Democratizes Financial Services in Emerging Markets

In a Nutshell: Access to financial products and services can be limited and costly in emerging markets. That’s... read more »

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By: Adam West • 3/1/19

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Turnkey Lender™ Software Helps Both Borrowers and Lenders by Facilitating Faster Approval and Making Data-Driven Decisions

Turnkey Lending Software Helps Both Borrowers and Lenders

In a Nutshell: Companies that provide in-house financing often find the credit and lending process beyond their... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/28/19

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The Magzter™ Digital Newsstand Connects Readers with Resources for Career Advancement and Financial Improvement

Magzter™ Connects Readers to Career and Financial Resources

In a Nutshell: The act of reading — whether for education or self-improvement — is a predictor of success in life... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/27/19

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Simple™ CEO David Hijirida Focuses on Expanding the Online Bank’s Mission to Better Serve Customers Through Enhanced Features like Expenses and Goals

Simple™ CEO Expands Mission to Serve Customers

In a Nutshell: As one of the leading online banks in the U.S., Simple offers a suite of automated, integrated... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/25/19

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Fig Loans Offers a Refreshing Alternative to Payday Lenders with Lower Interest Rates and Greater Transparency in Three U.S. Markets and Growing

Fig Loans Offers a Payday Loan Alternative with Lower Rates

In a Nutshell: With payday lenders charging up to 400% APR or more, millions of American consumers get stuck in a... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/18/19

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HowMuch.net Data Visualizations Deliver Valuable Financial Information in Easy-to-Understand Graphics

HowMuch.net Delivers Financial Data in Easy-to-Read Graphics

In a Nutshell: Financial questions abound in life, and answers aren’t necessarily easy to find or interpret.... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/12/19

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ReviewMeta: Independent Analysis that Helps Consumers Evaluate Product Reviews to Make Smarter Purchasing Decisions

ReviewMeta Helps Consumers Evaluate Product Reviews

In a Nutshell: Product reviews help consumers make informed purchases, but figuring out which reviews are... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/5/19

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Donaldson Williams Offers Consumer-Friendly Debt Settlement Options with No Up-Front Fees as an Alternative to Bankruptcy

Donaldson Williams Offers Consumer-Friendly Debt Settlement

In a Nutshell: Consumers and small business owners who find themselves overwhelmed by debt often have few appealing... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/30/19

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How Labdoor’s Transparent Approach Helps Consumers Make More Informed Financial and Health Decisions on Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins

Labdoor Helps People Make More Informed Decisions on Supplements

In a Nutshell: About half of U.S. adults take at least one nutritional supplement every day. However, those... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/25/19

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National Debt Relief™ Works with Creditors to Reach Settlements, Eliminate Debt, and Help Clients Achieve Financial Independence

National Debt Relief Helps Clients Achieve Financial Independence

In a Nutshell: When debt becomes an unbearable burden, consumers often turn to consolidation companies or... read more »

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By: Adam West • 2/7/19

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Axos Bank Strengthens Financial Literacy Among Children, Communities, and Military Members Through Philanthropic Partnerships and Programs

Axos Bank Strengthens Financial Literacy in Communities

In a Nutshell: Even without physical branch locations, Axos Bank still places a strong institutional emphasis on... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/18/19

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17,622 views

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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 »

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By: Adam West • 1/17/19

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United Capital Source Leads the Way in Democratizing Small Business Funding and Helps SMBs Prosper Through a Consultancy-Based Approach

United Capital Source Leads the Way in Democratizing SMB Funding

In a Nutshell: By providing small businesses with needed funding in as little as two days, United Capital Source... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/16/19

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Amper Lets Entrepreneurs Leverage AI-Based Composition Technology to Create Original, Royalty-Free Music and Grow Their Brands

Amper Lets Entrepreneurs Use AI to Create Royalty-Free Music

In a Nutshell: Music in advertising has helped sell products since the early days of electronic media. However, it... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/9/19

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People’s Action Seeks to Expand Consumer Financial Protections and Opportunity Through Grassroots Campaigns

People’s Action Promotes Consumer Financial Protection

In a Nutshell: Millions of low-income Americans who face financial difficulty turn to lenders who promote payday,... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/4/19

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Credit.com Empowers Consumers with Free Financial Tools, Personalized Advice, and a Comprehensive View of their Credit Profiles

Credit.com Provides Consumers with Financial Tools and Advice

In a Nutshell: While the average American consumer’s credit score is on the rise, many still don’t understand what... read more »

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By: Adam West • 1/3/19

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Save to Win™ Offers a Gamified Financial Experience to Incentivize Credit Union Members to Grow Their Savings

Save to Win™ Incentivizes Credit Union Members to Grow Savings

In a Nutshell: Save to Win combines the excitement of the lottery with the benefits of saving money. Users earn... read more »

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By: Adam West • 12/21/18

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The OLIO App Lets Users Share Surplus Food Locally to Fill Needs Within Their Communities While Promoting a Sustainable Future

OLIO Lets Users Share Surplus Food Within Their Communities

In a Nutshell: Hundreds of millions of people worldwide lack access to an adequate supply of food. At the same... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 12/17/18

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24,262 views

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The Scribd Digital Library Provides Readers with Resources for Career Advancement, Financial Success, and Self-Improvement

Scribd Offers Resources for Self-Improvement and Financial Success

In a Nutshell: The Scribd platform was inspired by a neurosurgeon’s desire to quickly share medical information... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 12/14/18

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22,363 views

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The ACSI 2018 Finance and Insurance Report Shows Banks Matching the Customer Satisfaction Ratings of Credit Unions

ACSI Report: Banks Match Credit Unions’ Satisfaction Ratings

In a Nutshell: For the last decade, the Finance and Insurance Report issued by The American Customer Satisfaction... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 12/11/18

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TFS Scholarships Makes Higher Education More Attainable Through an Extensive Financial Aid Database and Access to Helpful Resources

TFS Scholarships Matches Students with Financial Aid Options

In a Nutshell: As the national student debt burden grows and recent graduates struggle to find their financial... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 12/7/18