Personal finance is an important topic for consumers today, and a recent survey found that the majority of parents—from Millennials (55 percent) to Gen Xers (73 percent) and Boomers (79 percent)—believe that educating children about financial matters should begin at home. Unfortunately, they don’t always have the knowledge or resources to do so effectively. Among the parents who have attempted to teach their children about saving, investing and budgeting, a mere 19 percent feel they’ve been completely successful.
Hubzu Is Revolutionizing Online Real Estate
One of the best things about the Internet is the way it’s made buying and selling things so easy. Whether you want to make some money auctioning off your collection of toy trains or do all your holiday shopping in your pajamas, you can do it with a few clicks of a button.
Timing Is Everything – Replicon’s Time Management Solutions Make the Most of Your Company’s Budget
Time is always of the essence in business, and managing that time is imperative. Replicon’s SaaS format delivers cloud time tracking applications for companies to get the most out of every minute.
Whatfix Provides In-App Guidance and Interactive Performance Support for Web Applications
When learning a new skill, we all could use a hand from time to time. For some of us, this is especially true when it comes to mastering modern-day web applications.
PSafe: Protecting Your Personal Data and Mobile Connections
Do you regularly connect to public Wi-Fi when you’re at work, running errands or traveling? If so, you may be vulnerable to security threats according to PSafe, a leading provider of mobile security and performance optimization solutions.
The company surveyed mobile phone users earlier this year and found that 39 percent claim they never share sensitive information on public Wi-Fi networks. However, these same individuals said they regularly log into social media accounts such as Facebook (34 percent), send email messages (31 percent) or make online purchases while they are out and about (16 percent)—all activities that expose personal and financial data to any hackers on the same public connection.
HomeSelfe’s #1 Energy Efficiency App Saves Homeowners Money On Bills & Increases Property Value
If you’re a homeowner, energy efficiency is key. Be it saving money on bills to aiding the environment, conserving our energy is an important part of life. HomeSelfe’s leading proprietary technology makes understanding this notion simple through their free energy saving app and web services. Not only can they lower monthly electric and gas costs for owners, their quick and reliable services help to increase overall property value, and likewise assist real estate professionals in the marketing and selling of conscious homes.
EarnUp: Intelligent Automation of Loan Payments to Build Financial Health
Poor customer service is rampant in today’s society. In fact, a recent report on the subject found that the issue costs businesses more than $75 billion a year as consumers switch to other providers because they don’t feel appreciated or are tired of dealing with rude or unhelpful representatives. In some cases, these customers may be inspired to do even more.
Coalition Against Insurance Fraud Urges Seniors to Avoid Medicare Scams
The phone rings. When you answer, a pleasant voice wishes you a good day and politely informs you that there is an issue with your Medicare account that needs to be remedied. When you ask what the problem is, you’re told you need to provide your social security and a bank account or credit card number so the organization can update its files, send out a new Medicare card, issue you a refund for overpayment or some other logical-sounding reason. You comply with the request and go about your business, never realizing you’ve been scammed until it’s too late.
The Crawford Hotel: A Special Place to Stay
Hotels are often places that are necessary to stay in while traveling. But a few hotels offer a truly special experience and are a destination in their own right. At The Crawford Hotel in Denver, Colorado, guests actually have the opportunity to stay inside the city’s landmark train station, Denver Union Station.
RewardExpert spoke with Tiffany Owen, general manager of The Crawford Hotel, about why the hotel is so unique and how travelers for both business and pleasure alike can experience a one-of-a-kind stay.
Personalized Drinking: Coffee Ripples Prints Images and Messages Onto Your Favorite Foamy Beverage
For some caffeinated connoisseurs, coffee is a true art form. Stylishly, the innovative folks at Coffee Ripples have made that kind of an aesthetic a reality with their patented technology in the beverage industry. Through a clever combination of inkjet and 3D printing, they’ve designed an original machine, the Ripple Maker, that actually prints vivid, high-resolution images and messages onto foamy drinks in just 10 seconds. The device has been brought into service by hospitality workers, independent coffee shops and businesses around the globe—personalizing pick-me-ups like never before.
Canadians Rank Money as Greatest Source of Stress Says Financial Planning Standards Council
There are many things in life that cause tension, from trying to succeed in your career to dealing with interpersonal relationships. However, when asked what causes them the most stress, 41 percent of Canadians surveyed by the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) responded that money tops them all.
RewardExpert spoke with Kelley Keehn, the FPSC’s consumer advocate, about the results of the Financial Stress Survey and where worried Canadians can go for help assuaging their financial fears.
Method Partners With Duck Creek To Envision The Future Of Insurance
In order to compete in an ever-changing marketplace, it’s vital that companies are able to provide their customers with the services and products they’re looking for—and deliver an outstanding experience throughout the entire consumer interaction.
Goldmoney Leads the Way in Precious Metal Investing and Financing
If you’ve ever wanted to invest in gold, silver, platinum or even bitcoin, online investment platform Goldmoney should be on your radar. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs Roy Sebag and Josh Crumb, and previously known as BitGold, Goldmoney is the leading online platform for investing in gold and other types of commodity funds.
Worldpay Is Changing the Way the World Does Business
For more than four decades, Worldpay has brought progress to the payments processing industry with their payments technology. Formed in 1971 as part of Fifth Third Bank, the company was innovative when it developed and implemented the first shared online ATM network in the U.S. In January of 2018, the #1 merchant acquirers in the U.S. and U.K. (Vantiv and Worldpay Group, respectively), merged to form the new Worldpay, Inc., becoming the largest processor of credit and debit card transactions in the world.
CalHFA Brings the American Dream to Low- and Moderate-Income Californians
Achieving the American Dream can be an expensive journey no matter where you decide to live; however, some places are going to be a lot more expensive than others. For example, the median price for a home in a coastal county in California, such as Santa Clara County, is going to be over $1 million, while the median price for a home in the middle of South Carolina will be about $165,000.
Color Makes Genetic Testing More Affordable and Accessible
Genetic testing was originally used to confirm or dispel a particular diagnosis of a genetic condition. But thanks to modern science and technology, genetic testing can now be used as a preventative tool.
Better Sleep Council Brings Awareness to Sleep Quality
It’s long been known that the amount of sleep you get—or lack thereof—affects your mood and mental state. However, it’s important to note that your mood, such as anxiety, can affect the quality of your sleep. We spoke with Mary Helen Rogers, VP of marketing and communications with the Better Sleep Council, to learn more about their mission and the correlations between sleep and your quality of life.
TuGo Offers Travel Insurance to Canadians
There are many things to get in order when planning your vacation or long-term trip. You’ll need to submit your vacation request to HR, make arrangements for Fido and grab some vacation essentials at the store. If you’re traveling outside of the country, there will be even more things to check off your to-do list before departing, such as ensuring your passport is up to date.
Give Your Business a Competitive Edge With TrueCommerce
In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, it’s critical for a company to streamline operations. EDI (electronic data interchange) can help companies hit that elusive goal by improving customer service and transaction time, reducing potentially damaging mistakes and integrating critical functions. One company offering a platform for EDI is TrueCommerce.
“The TrueCommerce Foundry network forms the connective tissue between disparate companies and processes. It simplifies the buying, selling and fulfilling by ensuring accuracy, timeliness and cost effectiveness,” said Ross Elliott, the president of TrueCommerce, who spoke to RewardExpert about the benefits of using his company.
Let AppZen Solve Your Company’s Auditing Needs
With the hustle bustle of business today, a lot of back office processes are often ignored or outdated. Expense reports and audits are time consuming and many errors are overlooked. AppZen is the world’s leading artificial intelligence solution for office processes, and their algorithm takes auditing from 20% to 100%—all in real time, according to Co-Founder and CEO, Anant Kale.
He and Co-Founder Kunal Verma founded AppZen in 2012 with a “vision to build the next generation of AI-driven applications for the enterprise.” RewardExpert spoke with Kale about how his business saves companies money and time, and how their technology stacks up against the rest.