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.
Start Selling Your Products Globally on the Tictail Marketplace
According to the United States Census Bureau, retail e-commerce sales hit $115.3 billion for the third quarter in 2017. Globally, however, retail e-commerce sales hit $2.29 trillion in 2017, accounting for one-tenth of total retail sales worldwide for the first time ever.
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.
Get More for Your Money by Investing with Mintos
Mintos is not your traditional peer-to-peer lending platform. However, 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 in just a few short years, the company has experienced exponential growth. “We are the world’s largest marketplace of its kind. Currently, on Mintos we have 28 loan originators in 15 countries and more than 40,000 investors from 64 different countries.”
Increase Your Earning Potential with Courses from CreativeLive
According to a recent poll, getting a new job is once again among the top resolutions Americans have made for the new year. If you are among them, CreativeLive may be a great place to start. With over 1,500 curated courses by the world’s top experts in a wide range of subjects, the online learning community is a valuable resource for professionals who want to enhance the skills used in their current careers as well as those who dream of turning their talents into viable businesses of their own.
Save Money on Your Next Road Trip with Outdoorsy
When it comes to planning a trip, most people do it on a budget. You want to have a nice vacation with your family, but you don’t want to break the bank. And in fact, most RV owners buy one with the intention of using it many times throughout the year. Unfortunately, the reality is that many RVs sit in driveways most of the time. Outdoorsy is a company that helps both RV owners and travelers save money on their vacations. Content Director, Alyssa Werner, says, “With Outdoorsy, you can take the adventure with you.”
Business Finances: Saving Time and Money with Deputy
What if you could manage key aspects of your business while lying on the beach? Create schedules or finalize payroll while sipping an exotic beverage, or even get the low down on how the weather will impact your scheduling back home while watching the sunset? If any of that sounds good to you then Deputy might just be up your alley, it is a software designed to streamline scheduling and workforce management. Companies like Amazon, Nike, and McDonald's are already using Deputy, and so is NASA, along with local mom and pop stores looking to get the most out of their money and time.
Save Time and Money on Your Next Home with the Homesnap App
Finding your perfect home isn’t an easy task. It usually takes countless hours of research, time viewing homes, looking up listing agents, etc. Homesnap is an app that simplifies the process by providing accurate, real-time data on over 90 million homes in over 100 markets, representing about 750,000 agents nationwide. “We’re getting close to a national footprint at this point and provide all kinds of timesavers for both consumers and agents,” stated Gayle Weiswasser, vice president of marketing and communications for Homesnap.
Fashion and Finance: Make Money and Save Money With the Buffalo Exchange
With the holidays around the corner, it’s a great time to give…and get back. While we’re all looking to save money, wouldn’t it be great to know that you can clean out your closet, make some money and restock it at the same time? That great deal is possible thanks to a company called Buffalo Exchange. For more than 40 years, Buffalo Exchange has been providing quality clothing and helping people feel good about selling their old clothes and getting new ones. The company has 49 stores in 20 locations. RewardExpert spoke with Marketing Director, Stephanie Lew, about why it makes sense to save ...
Maximize Your Finances with MoneyRates.com
When it comes to your money, who wouldn’t want to save more, spend less and get the very best deal when it comes to banking, investing, retirement and financial services? That’s where the website MoneyRates.com comes in. MoneyRates.com is a personal finance wonderland, offering reviews, comparison tools, advice and more, with the goal of maximizing a user’s financial potential. “From our basic guides to our Q&A pieces, MoneyRates tries to put itself in the shoes of everyday consumers and help them to answer the questions that come up most frequently about banking, saving, and investing,” said ...
Protect Your Money and Save for the Future with GTE Financial
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to not only think about food, fun and festivities, but finances, as well. And thanks to credit unions like GTE Financial, consumers have access to top-notch savings products, credit cards, financial information and more. The Tampa, Florida-based company has been putting personal prosperity over corporate profits since 1935. Their mission is to lend, support and help individuals and businesses in their community reach their financial dreams and be the preferred financial services provider in their marketplace. According to Assistant Vice President of ...
WISER: Helping Women Focus on their Financial Future
Planning for retirement is not an easy task. With jobs, bills, kids, mortgages and other financial commitments, the prospect of putting aside money for use years down the road can seem daunting and unpractical. However, there is good news. With proper planning and smart financial decisions, the road to securing a happy retirement does not have to be as rocky as it seems, especially for working women who sometimes get lost in the financial shuffle behind their male counterparts. The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is an organization that is dedicated to improving the ...
Geocaching is Frugal Family-Friendly Fun
How much does the average American family spend on entertainment each year? According to data on consumer expenditures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer was $2,913 in 2016, an increase of 2.5 percent over the year prior. That’s a lot of cash in an economy in which wages are stagnant and the costs of essentials such as food, housing, and healthcare continue to grow.
Make the Most of Your Grocery Budget with BigOven
How much food do you throw away each year? If you live in an average American household, the answer is $640 according to a study by the American Chemistry Council. Other surveys have resulted in much bigger estimates, up to $2,200 in food waste per family annually, in fact. Either way, that’s a lot of wilted produce, expired dairy, and leftovers winding up in our nation’s landfills each year. And a whole lot of wasted money to boot.
Put Your Finances in a Good Place with Network for Good
With the end of the year approaching, people are starting to think about the holidays and how to spend their money wisely during the busy gift giving season. But this year, consider giving to not only your friends and loved ones, but charitable organizations and non-profits, as well. After all, a good portion of the funds that support their good work throughout the year are collected during the holiday season. RewardExpert spoke with Network for Good’s Chief Revenue Officer, Keith White and Vice President of Digital Marketing Lisa Bonanno about what giving really means as we cross off another ...
Save and Make Money with Wimdu
It’s a dream to most people to be able to travel to amazing places without spending a ton of money – especially those who are on a budget. It’s even more of a dream to think that you could make money on the side while you’re exploring the world at the same time. With Wimdu, you can make your dreams come true as you can beef up your bank account while you’re on the road. Wimdu is a home and apartment sharing site, offering accommodations all around the world. Much like rivals Airbnb and HomeAway, Wimdu’s platform allows owners to rent out their homes. Meanwhile, travelers can book rooms at a ...
Know the Ins and Outs of Taxes to Protect Your Financial Future
Many Americans and American businesses would love to save more money and pay less taxes. The issue is heightened even further, as the Trump Administration and Congress considers making significant changes to the US tax code. Plus, the end of the year is nearly upon us, so many taxpayers are making last minute plans to put themselves in the most financially-prudent position ahead of next year’s tax filing deadline.
Shopkick: A Rewards App That Helps People Save Money on Shopping
Whether you count shopping among your favorite hobbies or dread spending money in any form, the free Shopkick app can make all of your purchases more fun. Based in Redwood City, California, and founded in 2009, Shopkick is on a mission to reward consumers for the shopping they already do as well as drive sales for retailers without the use of coupons or discounts.
Slangit: Simple Definitions for Technology Newbies and Confused Parents
From CMOS, GPIO, Microkernel and Boot Sector to 411, Beast Mode, FTW and PHAT, the online world is full of technical terms, slang phrases, acronyms and abbreviations that only make sense to computer programmers, IT professionals and teens—until now. Thanks to Sharpened Productions’ TechTerms and Slangit dictionaries, even those of us who are less than technologically savvy or long past our teenage years can now decipher the often-confusing jargon we may encounter in tech blogs and software manuals as well as on our children’s mobile devices.
Segmint: Marketing Technology Driven by Data
“It’s like looking at your credit or bank statement, and making sense of all of that data.” Those are the words of Rob Heiser, co-founder, president and CEO of Segmint. Ten years ago, Heiser saw a big gap in tech innovation in the banking industry. Sensing opportunity, he looked for a solution to help banks find the right tools to work with their customers in a more efficient way. RewardExpert spoke with Heiser about how he helped bridge the gap between the bank and the customer by developing Segmint, a fast-growing marketing technology company, based in Akron, Ohio.