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Can Credit Cards be Recycled? Plastics Expert Keith Vorst Answers a Question that is More Difficult than You May Think

How to Remain Eco-Friendly by Recycling Old Credit Cards

In a Nutshell: Most credit cards are made of polyvinyl chloride acetate — more commonly known as PVCA. The acetate in the cards make them difficult to recycle, as it limits the compatibility... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 2/20/2018
Clarifi: Serving the Financial Counseling Needs of the Greater Delaware Valley for More Than 50 Years

Clarifi: Helping Clients Set & Achieve Financial Goals for 50+ Years

In a Nutshell: For more than 50 years, residents of the Greater Delaware Valley area have turned to Clarifi for financial education, counseling, and coaching services designed to meet the... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 2/16/2018
Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans® — America’s Largest Home Lender Has the Happiest Customers in the Industry

Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans® — America’s Largest Home Lender

In a Nutshell: In less than three years, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans has grown from an idea to a key factor in the climb to the largest home lender in America. Quicken Loans originated... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 2/16/2018
Center for Women: How a Women’s Counseling Center Evolved Into a South Carolina Women’s Business Incubator

Center for Women: Helping South Carolina Women Start Businesses

In a Nutshell: Despite celebrity and public outcry, wage inequality based on gender remains an issue in the US. Awareness of women’s wage inequality issues have led many nonprofit... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 2/15/2018
Studies Link High Stress Levels with an Increased Urge to Spend — Here’s How to Fight Those Costly Impulses

Studies Link High Stress Levels with an Increased Urge to Spend

In a Nutshell: Studies have found a common link between stress and diversion spending — that’s where consumers buy things they don’t necessarily need to lessen the effects of... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 2/14/2018
HomeExchange Allows Travelers to Live Like Locals and Save on Lodging by Exchanging Their Own Home with Vacationers

HomeExchange Members Save on Lodging Costs by Hosting Vacationers

In a Nutshell: Lodging expenses are one of the biggest hurdles travelers face when planning a vacation. Hotels or rental homes in popular destinations can cost hundreds of dollars each night... read more »
By: Adam West, 2/14/2018
How Trustpilot’s User-Generated Reviews Allow Banks and Finserv Companies to Interact with and Retain Customers

How Trustpilot Helps Finserv Companies Interact with Customers

In a Nutshell: More than 92% of consumers read online product or service reviews, and 40% of that group forms opinions on a brand after reading three or fewer reviews. Today’s digital age... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 2/13/2018
KeePass Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award as the Top Password Manager for Financial Apps & Services

KeePass is Our Editor's Choice™ for Financial Password Management

In a Nutshell: The average consumer has around 27 unique passwords they must remember to access important information like email, banking, brokerage, and credit card accounts. Many password... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 2/9/2018
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