Did you recently drop your Obamacare-compliant insurance coverage because your costs had skyrocketed? If so, you’re not alone. Healthcare insurance premiums went up by as much as 50 percent in many states for 2018, and about 400,000 fewer Americans signed up through Healthcare.gov during the last enrollment period than had done so in the prior.
Use Charity Navigator to Make Every Donation Dollar Count
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused billions of dollars in damages and devastated communities in the Caribbean, Latin America, the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico. Wildfires in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington burned hundreds of thousands of acres of land, reducing homes and other structures to smoldering rubble.
Severe flooding in China and Peru drowned hundreds, while landslides wiped out hundreds more in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sri Lanka. Add a major earthquake in Mexico City and it’s easy to see why 2017 felt like a particularly bad year for natural disasters.
Save Money Creating Restaurant-Quality Meals at Home with CopyKat Recipes
Restaurant dining is big business in the U.S. This year, commercial restaurant sales are expected to top $736 billion according to the National Restaurant Association, while data from the USDA shows the average American family will spend more money eating out than on food at home.
Stop Losing Money on Replacement Keys, Mobile Phones and More with TrackR
How much time do you spend searching your home for your keys, phone or other personal items each year? How many dollars do you spend replacing the things you can’t find? The answers to both of these questions might surprise you. According to several surveys, lost items cost Americans more than $5,500 over their lifetimes, while searching for things that have gone missing consumes an average of 2.5 days every year.
How One Organization Makes Every Financial Transaction Count
Nearly one-third of all annual giving occurs in December, but with more than 767 million people living in extreme poverty and more than 793 million undernourished people worldwide, it is important that charitable giving continues throughout the year. Individuals can help. but corporations are in a position to really make an impact.
Speed Up Your Business with Fleksy
Time is money, and in business any edge you can gain is critical. When it comes to your mobile services, why waste time on tasks like correcting typos or incorporating links to certain photos or videos? Enter Fleksy, the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest keyboard in the world.
Start Selling Your Products Globally on the Tictail Marketplace
Globally, retail e-commerce sales hit $2.29 trillion in 2017, accounting for one-tenth of total retail sales worldwide for the first time ever. As early adaptors, e-commerce giants like Ebay and Amazon have been dominating the online retail space for years. In fact, Ebay, Amazon and Wal-mart combined account for 5% of total retail sales in the U.S.
Helping the Environment and Helping Your Finances
There is no question that renewable energy projects can have benefits for the environment, your physical health and your financial health. Imagine paying less on your electric bill because you use solar power. Imagine saving money because your car runs on electricity and not gas.
DoubleNet Pay Helps Consumers Reach Their Financial Goals Automatically
Financial well-being is when a person can meet current and ongoing financial obligations, feel secure in their financial future, and when they are able to make choices that allow them to enjoy life, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). People who are in control of their finances have enough savings to deal with unexpected financial shocks, and are on track to meet their long-term financial goals.
Maximize Your Money with MaxMyInterest
There’s no doubt that when it comes to protecting your money against economic and market downturns, cash is king. However, making sure you’re earning the most interest possible while protecting your cash accounts, can be more challenging, especially in a low interest rate environment. That’s where MaxMyInterest (Max) comes in.
Two-Thirds of Americans Optimistic About Personal Finances
If you’re expecting your financial situation to change for the better this year, you’re in good company. In a survey conducted in December, LendingTree, a leading online loan marketplace, found that 67 percent of Americans expect their finances to improve in 2018. RewardExpert recently spoke with Lending Tree’s Vice President of Research, Brian Karimzad, about the survey results.
FinancialMentor.com: Worth the Investment
There are ways to become financially free, even with all of life’s challenges. The secret is a relentless focus on growing your wealth, according to Todd Tresidder, creator of FinancialMentor.com
Tresidder is a self-made millionaire who shares his tips and tricks with anyone who wants to listen. He’s coached and mentored hundreds of people, and believes that anyone can become financially independent if they do their homework.
Boost Revenues with SendGrid’s Email Technology
Chances are that every business has missed out on some opportunities due to inefficiencies in their email service. As email technology evolves, companies need to keep up by making sure their customers stay up-to-date with the latest promotions, announcements, newsletters and more.
Leading the Next Generation With Knowledge
The Center for Civic Education is doing its best to better inform in an array of categories, notably politics and the history of civic duty. The center’s primary purpose is to develop, implement and evaluate professional development and classroom curricular programs that foster civic competence, responsibility and engagement.
Get More for Your Money by Investing with Mintos
Mintos is not your traditional peer-to-peer lending platform. It is a leading global online marketplace for loans. RewardExpert spoke with CEO and co-founder, Martins Sulte, about the uniqueness of Mintos and how the company has grown.
9 Credit Card Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Credit cards provide great convenience and plenty of solid loyalty point perks, especially when you first sign up for one. But, there are some pitfalls that are important to take note of when your wallet is full of cards. Consider each of these the next time you are looking through your wallet, and don’t make these big mistakes.
Bank on Yourself: Helping Thousands of Families Enjoy Financial Security for Life
If you regularly worry about money, you’re definitely not alone. According to the Center for Financial Services Innovation, 57 percent of Americans are struggling financially causing them a significant amount of stress.
Reliant Funding: The Small Business Financial Backup Plan
Forty-one percent of small business owners lack a financial backup plan in case of emergency according to Reliant Funding’s recent Small Business Report. Among those who have a plan, 20 percent have $75,000 or less socked away, and 3 percent have no emergency savings at all.
RealtyMogul: Connecting Investors with Commercial Real Estate Opportunities
If you’re tired of earning less than 1 percent interest on money languishing in your savings accounts but desire an alternative to the usual stocks and mutual funds, you may want to consider investing in commercial real estate. According to RealtyMogul, an online real estate investing marketplace, real estate has outperformed the stock market nearly two to one for 15 years—even in robust bull markets like the one we enjoy today.
Radius Bank: The Virtual Bank that Gives You More for Your Money
When it comes to banking, most people are looking for a community bank where the customer comes first. But they’re also interested in one that has all the components of a great technology platform as well. With Radius Bank, you get the best of both worlds–the convenience of online banking with a sense of community all wrapped up into one.