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.
Digital Assets In a Digital World
The cryptocurrency ecosystem is changing, thanks to companies like ShapeShift that are giving individuals the power to digitally exchange assets quickly and without possessing an account. The company vows that a user will never have to create a password, submit an email address or sign up in a lengthy process. ShapeShift’s goal is to be the fastest, most private and most convenient way to swap digital currencies.
Boxcryptor: Cloud Security for Everyone
If you routinely store files somewhere other than your computer’s hard drive, you are probably saving them to the cloud—the network of servers that essentially make up the Internet. While some cloud servers host services—such as Adobe’s Creative Suite or Gmail—others store a variety of data and are becoming increasing popular with business and individual users alike. In fact, as of March 2016, Dropbox had 500 million users. The year before, Google Drive boasted 1 million paid customers, and millions more who subscribe to Microsoft’s Office 365 use OneDrive to store their documents, photos and ...
Keeper Security: Stopping Hackers with Secure Passwords
If you’ve ever had an email account, you’ve likely received a message similar to this one: Dear customer, our courier has attempted to deliver your parcel today, but you could not be contacted at the address or on the phone. Because nobody could sign for the parcel, we have deposited it at our local office, leaving you a notice in your mailbox. To claim your package, please visit our office with a printed copy of the delivery notice. A scanned copy of the UPS Missed Delivery Notice can also be found by clicking here.
How Millennials Can Strike Financial Gold
Nowadays, millennials are often the brunt of jokes and sometimes even personal scorn. However, like any other generation, not all millennials fit a particular stereotype. People like Grant Sabatier are part of the solution in that respect. His company, Millennial Money, offers an online personal finance, investing and entrepreneurship community with a focus on early retirement and financial independence.
Trade with Confidence with eToro
Money makes the world go round, and it’s never been easier to be in control of your stash. Social trading and investing platform eToro represents more than 6 million registered members from 140 countries, revolutionizing the way people access financial markets. The company makes the trading experience more social, simple, enjoyable and transparent by offering FX, commodities, indices, CFD stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies.
Work in the Cloud with Memset
Nowadays, everything is in the cloud. Some companies saw that tech trend long ago. Hosting service provider Memset aims to be the best in all of Great Britain, adhering to values of integrity, openness, fairness, hard work and outsmarting the completion. The company provides Cloud VPS and dedicated server solutions in secure environments. In the past two years it has developed Cloud IaaS, which is powered by OpenStack and utilizes OpenSource technology. It’s a pay-as-you-go solution for cloud hosting that ca scale in seconds and meet the demands of any business. Memset Deputy CEO Annalisa ...
Travelers United: Representing the Interests of All Travelers
From overbooked flights and endless delays to cramped airplane seats and lost luggage, traveling can sometimes leave you feeling like everyone in the industry is out to get you. Fortunately, that’s not so. Travelers United, a non-profit membership organization with a five-star rating from GreatNonprofits.org, has your back. RewardExpert recently spoke with Charles Leocha, the organization’s president and co-founder, about the inspiration behind Travelers United, their accomplishments and current initiatives, and the launch of a new paid membership option.