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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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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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 »

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By: Adam West • 12/17/18

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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 »

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By: Adam West • 12/14/18

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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 »

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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 »

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By: Adam West • 12/7/18

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A Better Balance: Providing Nonprofit Legal Advocacy to Protect the Rights of American Workers

A Better Balance Advocates for the Legal Rights of American Workers

In a Nutshell: The U.S. is the world’s economic leader thanks to the contributions of productive American workers.... read more »

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By: Adam West • 12/5/18

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Author J. Kelly Hoey’s “Build Your Dream Network” Reveals Effective Networking Practices for Starting, Advancing, or Changing Your Career

J. Kelly Hoey Reveals Networking Practices for Career Advancement

In a Nutshell: When J. Kelly Hoey decided to make a career change, it took 18 months of hard work to realize her... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/28/18

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SPOT App Lets Users in Select Metropolitan Markets Find Premium Parking Spaces and Earn Money by Sharing Their Spots

SPOT Lets Users Earn Money by Sharing Their Parking Spaces

In a Nutshell: Boston resident Braden Golub noticed private parking spots going unused while the owners of those... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/27/18

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Author Alexandra Franzen’s “You’re Going to Survive” Offers Tales of Hope and Inspiration for Readers Struggling with Career Crises

Alexandra Franzen’s Book Offers Inspiration During Career Crises

In a Nutshell: Setbacks are inevitable, especially when it comes to careers and personal finances. Author Alexandra... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/26/18

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The CUPS App Lets Users Save Money on Coffee While Discovering New Cafés and Paying From Their Mobile Devices

CUPS App Offers Coffee Savings, Discovery, and Mobile Payment

In a Nutshell: For coffee enthusiasts in major U.S. cities, it can be hard to find hidden java gems and support... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/19/18

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CashAdvance.com Connects Borrowers to a Large Network of Lenders for Speedy, Secure Access to Needed Funds

CashAdvance.com Enables Speedy, Secure Access to Needed Funds

In a Nutshell: When unexpected situations arise, fast access to a loan can make a big difference in personal and... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/16/18

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Zions Bank Acknowledged for Teaching Utah and Idaho Residents How to Establish Positive Financial Habits and Reduce Debt

Zions Bank Acknowledged for Teaching Positive Financial Habits

In a Nutshell: In 2003, Utah had the highest rate of personal bankruptcy in the U.S. Concerned for the welfare of... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/14/18

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ChangEd™ App Allows Users to Pay Down Student Loan Debt with Spare Change by Rounding Up Purchases

ChangEd™ Allows Users to Pay Down Student Debt with Spare Change

In a Nutshell: In today’s professional job market, a college degree is all but mandatory, and, for many young... read more »

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By: Adam West • 11/6/18

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QuestionPro Conversational Forms Make Collecting Customer Information More Personalized and Engaging

QuestionPro Enhances Engagement Through Conversational Forms

In a Nutshell: Customer data is invaluable to retailers, but as more consumers want to control how they interact... read more »

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By: Adam West • 10/15/18

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GetCreditScore Prepares Aussies for Financial Success with Free Credit Scores and Valuable Consumer Information

GetCreditScore Prepares Aussies for Success with Free Credit Scores

In a Nutshell: The implementation of mandatory comprehensive credit reporting (CCR) legislation is underway in... read more »

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By: Adam West • 10/9/18

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ICBA Weighs in on the Powerful Role Fintech Partnerships Can Play in the Future of Community Banking

ICBA: Fintech Partnerships and the Future of Community Banking

In a Nutshell: Innovation is changing the way all companies do business, and community banking is no exception.... read more »

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By: Adam West • 10/5/18

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Veterans United Home Loans’ Education and Guidance Helps Service Members Achieve the Financial and Personal Benefits of Homeownership

Veterans United Helps Vets Achieve the Benefits of Homeownership

In a Nutshell: For veterans and active military service members, VA home loans represent an ideal route to... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 10/2/18

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Arizona Federal Credit Union Offers Better Banking Through a Hands-On Approach to Fostering Financial Wellness

Arizona Federal Offers a Hands-On Approach to Financial Health

In a Nutshell: With a member-first philosophy, credit unions are known for investing in the financial health of... read more »

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By: Adam West • 9/28/18

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Credit.org’s Educational Resources, Events, and Counseling Help Consumers Eliminate Debt, Purchase Homes, and Achieve Financial Success

Credit.org Offers Educational Resources, Events, and Counseling

In a Nutshell: Buying a home, building credit, setting a budget, and saving money — these can all seem like... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 9/26/18