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Petal Goes Beyond Credit Histories to Provide Consumers with a No-Fee Credit Card that Paves the Way to Financial Success

Petal Cards Help Users Build Credit with No Fees

In a Nutshell: The most significant benefits of credit are generally reserved for people who are already financially successful. Consumers establishing their credit and those recovering from... read more »
By: Adam West, 1/16/2019
EPI Research Shows Income Inequality Reduces the Buying Power of Lower-Wage Workers and Makes the Economic Pie Smaller for Everyone

EPI: Income Inequality Makes the Economic Pie Smaller for Everyone

In a Nutshell: As the economy grew in the decades following World War II, so did the income levels for a vast majority of workers. But in the 1970s, policymakers began to favor the interests... read more »
By: Adam West, 1/16/2019
Pantheon: Why E-Commerce Platforms Choose This Turnkey Solution for Boosting Conversions, Scalability, and Uptime Without Traditional Server Worries

Pantheon Provides a Turnkey Solution for E-Commerce Platforms

In a Nutshell: With so many options available, companies may have a difficult time determining where to turn for their web hosting needs. While some catch-all web hosting services provide... read more »
By: Matt Walker, 1/14/2019
The Carter Center Uses Donations to Advance Human Rights by Promoting Global Access to Information

The Carter Center Advances Human Rights through Access to Information

In a Nutshell: The mission of The Carter Center, founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, is to advance peace, justice, and human rights around the... read more »
By: Adam West, 1/9/2019
VoIP Pioneer Alex Mashinsky’s Latest Company, Celsius Network, Aims to Disrupt the Banking Industry with MoIP (Money over Internet Protocol) and Blockchain Technology

VoIP Pioneer Aims to Disrupt Banking Industry with Celsius Network

In a Nutshell: In the early 1990s, Alex Mashinsky was essential to the dissemination of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. He was the author of the VoIP’s foundational patents... read more »
By: Matt Walker, 1/3/2019
Paxful: An Instant P2P Platform for Buying and Selling Bitcoin that’s Turning Cryptocurrency into Educational Opportunities in Africa

Paxful: A P2P Bitcoin Platform Using Crypto to Build Schools in Africa

In a Nutshell: Bitcoin seems to pop up in news headlines on a daily basis in the U.S., almost exclusively about how much its value has risen or fallen. People are using Bitcoin in real-life... read more »
By: Matt Walker, 12/28/2018
Dave™ App Helps Millions of Users Predict Expenses and Avoid Overdraft Fees with Quick Advances

Dave™ App Helps Millions of Users Avoid Overdraft Fees

In a Nutshell: The Dave app arrived in 2017 as nearly 25% of Americans were exceeding their checking accounts at least once a year, and banks were charging them nearly $35 billion in... read more »
By: Adam West, 12/26/2018
Byteball: How the Blockless Design Behind an Emerging Cryptocurrency Could Disrupt Existing Technology and the Current Fee Market

How Byteball Could Disrupt the Current Crypto Fee Market

In a Nutshell: Cryptocurrency and its underpinning blockchain technology are hot topics in the finance world these days. But some crypto enthusiasts have identified several problems and... read more »
By: Matt Walker, 12/21/2018
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