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Asurion: Mobile Phone Insurance for Peace of Mind

Asurion

Have you ever dropped your mobile phone, shattering the screen or causing other irreparable damage? Or lost it while running errands or traveling? If so, you’re not alone. According to Asurion, a global tech solutions company, one in five people—or 2.2 per second—will have their cell phone lost, stolen or damaged this year. Unless they have mobile phone insurance, they’ll be on the hook for the full retail cost of a replacement as well.

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451 Research: IT Industry Analysts That Make More Out of the Digital Economy

In the evolving world of information technology, it’s important to be in the know on new developments and innovations. With new markets and value networks constantly being created, a viable source for industry analysis is central to the success of emerging companies in the IT arena. 451 Research is a research and advisory firm that specializes in data-driven insight for technology and service providers, enterprise IT leaders and financial professionals to help gain a clearer vision into these emerging segments.

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Soft Credit Check vs. Hard Inquiry

Soft Credit Check vs. Hard Inquiry

I don’t know about you, but I’m very protective of my credit. When I learned that allowing credit card issuers and businesses to simply look at my credit could ding my score, I became a lot more protective of who gets access.

This whole idea of a soft credit check vs. a hard inquiry was something that I felt like I needed to know all about. Once I really understood the difference, I was more protective of my score in some ways but not as worried in others.

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Mastercard Advisors Partners With Businesses to Help Them Grow

Mastercard Advisors

When consumers are looking to access greater purchasing power, they turn to Mastercard. When businesses are looking for ways to get inside the minds of consumers and leverage growth, they turn to Mastercard Advisors for expertise and proven solutions.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying Southwest Early Bird Check-In (Updated with New Price Points)

Southwest Early Bird Check-In

When you fly Southwest Airlines, you know you’re getting an Economy seat at an affordable price. Southwest consistently ranks among the best airlines for customer service, but the one complaint people have is not getting a good seat because they checked in too late.

If you don’t have the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority credit card that gives you free boarding upgrades, you can pay an extra $15
(or more, depends on popularity and length of each one-way flight) to check in earlier than everyone else. But should you buy Southwest Early Bird check-in?

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Emburse Wants to Streamline the Way Your Company Manages Expenses

Emburce will manage the expenses of your business

Most CFOs have run into this problem: they wait endlessly for employees to submit expense reports, and then they’re blindsided by charges that go beyond what the company has budgeted for. What’s the solution? Is it better to have employees use their personal credit cards for company expenses—even though management won’t know how much liability is outstanding until expense reports are submitted—or should employees be given corporate cards, providing real-time transparency around exactly how much is being spent, and where?

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How Do Credit Cards Airline Miles Work?

You save up all year to take your family on a vacation. But it just seems to take so long and the tickets keep getting more expensive. Isn’t there a better way? We’re going to show you how to earn airline miles quickly so you can save money by booking your next vacation with those miles.

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PaySimple: Cloud-Based Payments System Simplifies the Lives of Business Owners

What is one thing every business has in common regardless of industry? The need to collect payment from its customers. PaySimple, a leading service commerce platform supporting more than 17,000 businesses across the U.S., makes accepting these payments exactly that: simple.

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PaperKarma Makes It Easy to Say Goodbye to Junk Mail

The digital revolution has made our lives so much easier in so many ways that it’s impossible to list them all here. Smartphone apps let us order food, hail cabs, meet someone special, search for apartments, apply for jobs and more with a few swipes and a tap of the screen—and that’s just for starters.

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New Benefits for the SPG Amex Credit Cards: Huge Sign-Up Bonuses and More

showing starwood credit cards and hotel suite

The new SPG credit card bonuses are now available. And they’re exciting, easily topping any bonus we’ve ever seen for these cards. You’ll get 75,000 points with the SPG personal card and a huge 100,000 points with the business card.

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American Express Starwood Luxury Credit Card Announced

Amex SPG Luxury Card

With the merger of the Marriott and SPG hotel portfolios, there is a new opportunity to earn hotel rewards. Existing American Express SPG and Marriott Rewards credit cards will remain open for current cardholders. The rewards program is changing and so are the credit card benefits, but there are also new credit cards being issued. The American Express SPG Luxury Card is rumored to launch on August 23, 2018, with some really enticing benefits. Read on to learn about the changes to your favorite cards.

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HashChing Makes Home Buying Easy With GroupBuy Program

HashChing Makes Home Buying Easy with Group Me Program

Purchasing a new home in Australia comes with similar challenges you might face in other countries; credit checks, down payment, grueling paperwork, etc. The typical application process might look something like this:

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Find More Revenue With Quantifind

Find More Revenue With Quantifind

Turning data points into revenue is both a challenge and an opportunity for companies. Silicon Valley-based Quantifind is helping companies with that challenge by providing artificial intelligence products that cut through the data noise.

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Swappa: Your Go-To Shop for Used Electronics

Swappa: Your Go-to Shop for Used Electronics

Buying new items online comes with many challenges. The seller of the product might be a scam artist with nothing to sell at all or the product advertised might be completely different from the product you receive. When buying used items, such as electronics, it can be even more challenging to ensure you’re receiving the device in good condition or as advertised.

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Adaptive Insights, a Workday Company: Cloud-Based Business Planning Software for Finance, Sales and Much More

adaptive insights

Aside from having a great idea for a business, financial planning runs parallel in importance. In order to get a company off the ground, and see a continued pattern of growth, money truly matters. But, the world of commerce has come a long way since traditional financial planning. Modern budgeting and forecasting the future of a business’s bottom line now has a secured cloud to float on.
That’s where a company like Adaptive Insights and their Business Planning Cloud helps gaining pecuniary acumen and making crucial decisions easier than ever before.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score Quickly

Improove credit score

Your credit score is the key to so many important decisions in your life. Landing a job. Renting an apartment or buying a home. Getting insurance. And, for those of us who love to travel, being approved for the premium credit cards we love so much. But, what happens if your credit score needs some help? Here are the best ways that I know to improve your credit health and your credit score.

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CamCard: An Affordable App for Paperless Exchange and Management of Business Cards

Cam Card App for Business Cards

Even though paper and print are rapidly becoming passé, it’s still imperative to have a calling card in business today. Entrepreneurs, developers, as well as sales and marketing reps alike all know the value of exchanging their professional information with potential clients and contacts—but now there is a modern way to keep in touch. CamCard is a groundbreaking business card app that scans, manages, syncs and exchanges your “carte de visite” with ease and quick digital accessibility.

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Head Home With Habito

Habito company

Getting a mortgage can be a confusing and expensive process. But a new online mortgage broker called Habito is promising to help customers get the best mortgage possible, opening up the path to home ownership.

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Step-By-Step Guide to the Shopping Cart Trick: Get a Credit Card Without a Hard Pull

shopping cart trick

Having great credit allows you to apply for all of the best credit cards. But what happens if you have some dings on your credit report? Are you out of luck? There happens to be a way to start repairing your credit  through something known as the Shopping Cart Trick.
Never heard of it? We’ll share what it is, how to use it and which stores offer you the best chance at approval.

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How to Get Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualify for Bank of America Credit Cards

Pre Qualify for Bank of America Credit Cards

As a financial journalist, I have to admit something potentially embarrassing: I didn’t know anything about pre-qualifying for a credit card until a few years into my career. In my early  college days when I had no money and no sense (or cents), I actually thought that I could get one of the high-end Amex cards.y

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