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Save Your Business Time and Money with monday.com

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It’s the most dreaded day of the week. Those Mondays where you have to kiss your fun-filled, relaxing weekends behind, get up early, dress for success and head back to work. So how do you beat a case of the Mondays and ensure you’re heading back to a fulfilling, enriching work environment where teams can collaborate quickly and effectively? Enter a company called monday.com. Matt Burns, head of customer success at monday.com, spoke to RewardExpert about the company’s products and mission. “monday.com is reframing the conversation around work and Mondays by promoting positive, productive work environments and atmospheres,” he said.

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Affirm Offers Consumers an Alternative to Traditional Credit Card Purchases

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Are you tired of teaser offers that don’t last, sky-high rates and credit card balances that continue to grow thanks to compound interest? If so, it’s time to take a closer look at Affirm.

RewardExpert spoke with Elizabeth Dixon Allin, Vice President of Communications, about the inspiration behind the innovative micro-lender and how any consumer can take advantage of the company’s alternative to traditional credit card purchases.

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Lincoln Financial Group Helps Your Employees Achieve Retirement Success

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Do you offer retirement planning as part of your small business employee benefit package? If not, you may be in danger of losing good workers to your competitors who do. According to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, retirement savings plans were offered by 67 percent of employers in 2018. Within the companies offering this benefit, 79 percent of employees participated.  

RewardExpert recently spoke with Joseph Mrozek, vice president and national sales manager for Lincoln Financial Group’s retirement plan services, about why a retirement savings plan is an important employee benefit and why employers should choose Lincoln Financial Group to provide it.

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Keeping the Home Away from Home

Whenever you travel, you sometimes try to forget whatever is at home. The work emails, the busy calls, rush hour traffic or your upstairs neighbor who vacuums at 3 A.M.

But that’s the point of a vacation, you’re supposed to get away, chill out and just relax. Want to sit on the beach all day? Do it. Want to go see every art museum in town? Do it.

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Create Engaging Animated Video at a Budget-Friendly Price with Vyond

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Whether you’re onboarding new employees, training a current workforce, educating customers or marketing to prospects, video is the next best thing to communicating face-to-face. RewardExpert recently spoke with Stacy Adams, head of marketing at Vyond, to learn how the company’s easy-to-use platform is putting the power of engaging animation within reach of every business budget.

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Companies Save Money on Software Development with Topcoder

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Whether you’re a small startup or a Fortune 500 company, you want quality and predictability from the designers and developers you enlist to create mobile apps, websites and software for your business. Of course, finding those professionals can be time-consuming, and projects don’t always go as planned—leading to delays and bigger-than-budgeted invoices. Unless, that is, you use Topcoder to crowdsource solutions to your technology needs.

RewardExpert spoke with Mike Morris, CEO of Topcoder, about how the growing global community of design, development, and data science experts is delivering affordable digital solutions fast.  

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Voices.com – Save Time and Get Talent All on One Platform

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Connecting businesses with voice talent has never been easier than with Voices.com. If you are a business needing a voiceover done quickly, or if you’re a professional artist looking to make extra money from home, Voices.com is the place to help save you time and money. RewardExpert had the privilege of connecting with David Ciccarelli, co-founder and CEO of Voices.com to discuss his business, and how it has really impacted the voiceover industry.

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Stay Secure and Save Money with Yubico

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Security is one of the most pressing issues on the internet today. After all, cyber breaches and malware attacks can cost companies billions of dollars and can break trust with customers. With so much at stake, companies need to stay ahead of the curve to stay secure.  One company at the forefront of security is Yubico. Jerrod Chong, chief solutions officer at Yubico, spoke to RewardExpert about how Yubico is making the internet safer. “We believe that the time for everyone to embrace strong authentication is now,” said Chong.

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Drive Business Growth While Reducing Costs with Magento

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According to Internet Retailer, a premier online business information resource, consumers spent $517.36 billion online at U.S. merchants in 2018, a 15 percent increase over the prior year. B2B online spending is also increasing, with one expert resource predicting U.S. B2B ecommerce will reach $1.8 trillion by 2023. What does this mean for you? If you’re not already doing business online, you’re leaving potentially significant revenue on the table.

Of course, developing your ecommerce sales channel requires a financial investment. But it doesn’t have to be a huge one. We spoke to Andy Barker, head of payments and digital experience at Magento, an Adobe Company, about how the leading provider of cloud commerce innovation is helping merchants drive business growth without breaking the bank.

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Dialpad Provides Solutions to Connect Your Business Communications

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Fast, simple and effective communication is vital to growing a business. After all, if you can’t talk and collaborate with clients, team members and vendors, the chances of growing your business begin to diminish. A company called Dialpad is offering a comprehensive suite of communications tools, incorporating the latest technology to make sure businesses stay ahead of the curve. Dialpad is the only AI-drive , cloud-native business communications platform offering voice, video, messaging and more. Krysha Nair, director of product marketing at Dialpad, spoke to RewardExpert about how it all works and how it can benefit companies big and small.

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Mastercard World vs. Mastercard World Elite: The Answer is Not that Obvious.

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Today, so many credit-card flavors exist that it’s hard to keep straight in your mind what each does. So, let’s take on one of the big comparisons: Mastercard World vs. Mastercard World Elite.

Clearly, the addition of the word “elite” means those cards come with additional benefits. But are they enough to really differentiate the card? And, at the end of the day, which card is really right which consumer?

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Millennial Travel: Why Experiences Matter Now & How To Pay For Them Later

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If you are a millennial or know any millennials, then you know how important experiences are to this particular generation. One of the biggest experiences that millennials gravitate to is travel experiences. Being able to experience the different foods, languages, and entertainment of different cultures is exactly what millennials are looking for when it comes to what they spend their money on.

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Three New Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards: Everything You Need To Know

Boundless and Brilliant? New Marriott’s Bonvoy Credit Cards Leave a Lot to Be Desired

Starwood has integrated its Starwood Preferred Guest rewards program with Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs and launched the combined brands under a single, unified name: Marriott Bonvoy credit card.

Which means all the existing Starwood Preferred and Marriott Reward credit cards are getting a makeover. As part of the process, the five existing cards (3 Starwood American Express Cards and 2 Marriott Chase Visa cards) are shrinking into just three cards.

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Improve Customer Experiences and Increase Sales with busuu

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As doing business becomes an increasingly globalized undertaking —whether you’re merely selling and shipping goods overseas or have an actual physical presence in multiple countries— multilingualism is also increasing in importance. In some cases, a multilingual workforce can even mean the difference between engaging new consumers and growing your bottom line or watching your brand’s reputation slowly wither away on the vine.

RewardExpert spoke with Ozge Ozcer, business development director at busuu, the world’s largest community for language learning, about how the company is helping global businesses improve customer experience and increase sales.

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Build a Great Website to Grow Your Business with Wix

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A functioning and easy to use website is critical for a growing business. While the task of building a website for your brand may seem like a daunting and expensive undertaking, there is a way to create wonderful, personalized websites for free without having to be an expert coder. An Israeli company called Wix is helping do just that. Matt Rosenberg, public relations and communications manager for Wix, spoke to RewardExpert about how it works. “It’s really saving you time and letting you run your business,” he said.

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To Pay Or Not To Pay: That’s The Question For Chase Freedom Foreign Transaction Fee

Chase Freedom Foreign Transx Fee

Without doubt, the Chase Freedom card is one best cash back reward credit cards you can apply for these days. The card offers respectable sign-up bonuses, and it allows you to earn some pretty nice rewards for your spending. However, Chase Freedom comes with one glaring question mark: It imposes foreign transaction fees on purchases made outside the U.S.

But Just how big a hindrance is the Chase Freedom foreign transaction fee to what is, otherwise, an excellent credit card?

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Enjoy Personal Finance Favorites Anytime with Audiobooks.com

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As American author Stephen King once said, “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent.” But what if you’re flying off on vacation and forgot your book at home? Or maybe you’re driving across town –or across country– and can’t safely read? In these cases –and many others– audiobooks are the perfect answer.

RewardExpert recently spoke with Jemma Wolfe, marketing communications manager at Audiobooks.com, about the audiobook service’s history and subscription platform as well as her recommendations for the best personal finance titles to listen to the next time you need a little entertainment.

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Grow Your Business with Elavon

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It’s critical for merchants to accept online payments in an easy, clear and precise way.  After all, providing a positive payments experience and building beneficial relationships with customers is a critical way to grow a business. While there are a number of payment processing options out there, Elavon believes its product stands out from the field in providing superior customer service.

Executive Vice President and General Manager of North American Business, Joe Myers, spoke to RewardExpert about the advantages of using the company for all your payment needs.

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Take Control of Your Privacy and Data with the DAA’s AdChoices Program

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If you visit a website, chances are you will be shown an ad for a site you visited previously. Did you ever notice that little blue triangle in the corner of internet ads? That’s the AdChoices symbol, and it means that the advertiser is part of the AdChoices program – a program set up by the non-profit Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) to help companies self-regulate internet ads. Lou Mastria is the DAA’s executive director. He spoke to RewardExpert about the organization, which was set up to help enforce privacy practices and provide consumers with enhanced transparency and control over internet ads.

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Citi Rewards Plus Credit Card: Everything You Need To Know

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The Citi Rewards Plus card offers one of the more-unique cardholder benefits: A minimum of 10 bonus points for every purchase. But is a gimmick a reason to get a credit card? Or is gimmick truly valuable?

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