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This Credit Union’s Education-Focused Approach Helps Members Make Better Money Decisions

This Credit Union Helps Its Members Make Better Money Decisions

Altra Federal Credit Union offers its members competitive banking products. But the... read more »

Loans

OneNDF Helps SMEs Understand Their Financial Health and Offers Tailor-Made Loan Solutions

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OneNDF Helps SMEs Understand Their Financial Health

Great ideas often emanate from experience. In his stint in retail lending at India’s Standard Chartered Bank, Nitin Khandelwal noticed... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 7/10/24

Banks

Community Development Bankers Association Supports Banks Serving Underserved Communities

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Community Development Bankers Association Supports CDFI Banks

Underserved communities can lack access to banking products and services that promote financial stability. Community Development Bankers... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 6/20/24

Banks

BestCashCow Adds Rate Change History and Climate Grades to Its In-Depth Bank Comparison Resources

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BestCashCow Adds Rate Change History and Climate Grades to Its Comparisons

Comparing bank rates can be cumbersome if you don’t have the right tools. BestCashCow equips consumers with resources to compare bank rates... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 6/19/24

Credit Unions

Telhio Credit Union Celebrates 90 Years of Service to Members, Communities, and the Credit Union Mission

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Telhio Credit Union Celebrates 90 Years of Community Service

Television viewers can learn about Telhio Credit Union through the PBS “Opportunity Knock$” financial reality series. The Telhio team... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 6/18/24

Loans

This Private Commercial Real Estate Lender Cuts Through the Clutter To Produce Money-Making Wins

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Private Lending That Produces Money-Making Wins

Traditional commercial real estate lenders operate in a confined space that closes off opportunity when time is of the essence. Since 1989,... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 6/13/24

Bills

MoneySavingPro Helps Consumers Hang Up on Ballooning Phone Bills Through Low-Cost Carriers

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MoneySavingPro Helps Consumers Hang Up on Ballooning Phone Bills

Think again if you believe the big mobile carriers have your best financial interests at heart. That’s the message from Rob Webber at... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 6/6/24

Banks

A Century of Service: Gate City Bank’s Mission Is To Make Lives Better

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A Century of Service: Gate City Bank Enters Its Next 100 Years

North Dakota’s Gate City Bank celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023, a rare milestone in the financial world. Understanding the mutual... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 5/31/24

Personal Finance

Marriage Kids and Money’s Andy Hill Sheds Light on the Journey to Financial Independence With Dependents

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Andy Hill on the Journey to Financial Independence With Dependents

Individuals who struggle to master their finances may find the challenge intensifies when they have a growing family to support. Andy Hill... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 5/30/24

Credit Cards

Debt.com Survey: Americans Are Maxing Out Credit Cards to Cope With Inflation and Make Ends Meet

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Debt.com Survey Shows Inflation's Effect on Card Debt

Federal Reserve data shows credit card debt rising to a staggering new high of $1.13 trillion as of Q4 2023. The 2024 Credit Card Debt... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 5/22/24

Loans

Lending Bear Offers Loan Solutions to Extend a Lifeline to Consumers in Need of Emergency Cash

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Lending Bear Extends a Lifeline to Consumers in Need of Quick Cash

Even the most cautious and organized consumers can find themselves in dire straits when financial emergencies strike. Lending Bear extends... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 5/22/24

Nonprofits

The HER Foundation Shines a Light on the Financial Difficulties of Those Suffering With Hyperemesis

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HER Foundation Assists Sufferers of Hyperemesis

There was a time when the male-dominated medical profession assumed “female disorders” were primarily psychological if doctors didn’t... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 5/9/24

Loans

QuickBridge Offers Financing Solutions and Industry Expertise to Help Small Businesses Thrive

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QuickBridge Offers Financing Solutions to Help Small Businesses Thrive

Loans can help businesses fund their daily operations and take advantage of growth opportunities. QuickBridge offers tailored loan programs... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 5/7/24

Personal Finance

My Millennial Guide Points Readers Toward Financial Strategies to Boost Their Knowledge and Incomes

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My Millennial Guide Helps Readers Learn How to Earn Extra Income

My Millennial Guide is a website that promotes financially healthy lifestyles. Brian Meiggs, the site’s Founder, provides laser-focused... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 5/2/24

Loans

Net Pay Advance Is a Licensed Source of Instant Online Loans To Help Consumers Meet Urgent Expenses

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Net Pay Advance Helps Consumers Meet Urgent Expenses

Living paycheck-to-paycheck means not having enough money to save or invest at the end of the month. A quick spiral into debt can occur when... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 5/1/24

Shopping

Comparison Shopping and Due Diligence Can Yield Significant Car Insurance Savings for Drivers

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Comparison Shopping Can Uncover Car Insurance Savings

The world of car insurance can seem convoluted to the uninitiated. Comparison shopping allows drivers to gain a more in-depth understanding... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 4/24/24

Loans

Center for Responsible Lending Report Reveals Costs and Risks of Earned Wage and Cash Advance Products

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Center for Responsible Lending Reveals Cash Advance Risks

Earned wage access and cash advance loans appeal to workers who need financial flexibility to tide them over until their next paycheck.... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 4/17/24

Business

ESCA Advocates for Employee-Owned S Corporations to Drive US Job Growth and Retirement Security

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ESCA Advocates for Employee-Owned S Corporations

Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are benefit plans that provide workers with retirement savings through their investments in their... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 4/16/24

Business

Extend Offers Innovative Tools to Help Businesses Manage Credit Card Spend and Prevent Fraud

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Extend Helps Businesses Manage Credit Card Spend

Extend provides businesses with a platform to manage company credit cards. It serves clients across various industries, and its solutions... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 4/11/24

Traveling

Enjoy Affordable Adventures in Walkable, Relaxed, Culturally Connected Berkeley, California

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Enjoy Affordable Adventures in Berkeley, California

Some cities are travel-friendly because of their proximity to places where people really want to be. Berkeley, California, is like that —... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 4/3/24

Nonprofits

Cash Grants From Greater Change Help Homeless People Recover Their Autonomy

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Grants from Greater Change Help People Out of Homelessness

Scenes of people living on the streets or in shelters create stereotypes around homelessness as an unsolvable problem. As daunting as those... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 4/2/24

Business

J.D. Power Leverages Analytics and Insights to Help Consumers Decide Which Vehicle to Purchase

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J.D. Power Helps Consumers Decide Which Vehicle to Buy

Buying a new or used vehicle can be one of the most expensive purchases a consumer ever makes. J.D. Power offers consumers insights to help... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 3/28/24

Bankruptcy

Symmes Law Group Helps Clients Facing Bankruptcy Understand Their Options and Take Action

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Symmes Law Group Helps Clients Facing Bankruptcy to Take Action

Symmes Law Group provides services to help people navigate debt settlements and bankruptcy filings. The firm, based in Seattle, assists... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 3/13/24

Debt

TrueAccord Smashes Debt Collection Stereotypes to Deliver a Friendly Experience and Positive Results

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TrueAccord Smashes Debt Collection Stereotypes

The truth the old-school debt collection industry doesn’t understand is that most people want to pay their debts. TrueAccord counters debt... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 3/7/24

Credit Unions

Workers Credit Union Provides Personalized Financial Coaching To Members Through The Workers Way™

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Workers Credit Union Provides Personalized Financial Coaching

The North Central Massachusetts communities that Workers Credit Union serves are known for their diligence and commitment. Those attributes... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 3/6/24

Credit Repair

Consumer Attorneys Helps Victims of Credit Report Inaccuracies Clear Their Records and Recover Damages

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Consumer Attorneys Helps Victims of Credit Report Inaccuracies

Many consumers know the three major US credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. But they may not know that dozens of reporting... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 3/5/24

Health

WeWard Offers People Financial Rewards for Walking to Promote Better Health and Conserve the Planet

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WeWard Financially Incentivizes People to Be Physically Active

Walking is a form of exercise that people often overlook. WeWard incentivizes people to walk by offering rewards that users can exchange for... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 2/29/24

Business

Budli Drives the Growing Tech Recommerce Market by Providing Value, Reliability, and Convenience

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Budli Drives the Growing Tech Recommerce Market

India is the world’s second-largest smartphone market and one of the most price- and value-conscious. Out of more than 950 million mobile... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 2/14/24

Banks

Grasshopper Provides Digital Banking Solutions and Financial Education to Help Small Businesses Grow

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Grasshopper Provides Innovative Banking Solutions For Small Businesses

Businesses often require banking services more sophisticated than what individual consumers need. Grasshopper, a digital bank dedicated to... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 2/8/24

Identity Theft

Cloaked Generates Multiple Account Identities and One-Time Passcodes to Safeguard Online Privacy

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Cloaked Identities and Passcodes Safeguard Online Privacy

Cloaked establishes a new paradigm in the cat-and-mouse game of online privacy by circumventing vulnerabilities criminals have grown... read more »

By: Mike Senecal • 2/6/24

Business

ScribeUp Revolutionizes Subscription Management To Help Users Manage Subscriptions and Save Money

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ScribeUp Helps Consumers Manage Subscriptions and Save Money

Keeping track of subscription fees can be integral to managing one’s budget. ScribeUp simplifies subscription management so consumers can... read more »

By: Andrew Allen • 2/6/24

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