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Gusto Gives SMB Employees Access to Big-Business Benefits, Including a New 529 College Savings Plan Option

Gusto Gives SMB Employees Access to 529 College Savings Plans

In a Nutshell: Highly skilled workers who have multiple employment offers typically look at monetary compensation and benefits options as the deciding factors in choosing which company to... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 5/8/2018
Boutique Wines, Craft Beer, the Great Outdoors & Plenty of History — Why Loudoun County is a Top Destination to Visit with Your Credit Card Rewards

Loudoun County: A Top Destination for Boutique Wines & Craft Beer

In a Nutshell: Though the oft-blogged beach vacations are all well and good, sometimes you simply want to explore a different kind of landscape, one with rolling green hills — and lots of... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 5/8/2018
BringFido: A Directory of Dog-Friendly Hotels and Activities So Your Best Friend Can Tag Along on Your Next Travel Rewards Trip

BringFido: A Directory of Dog-Friendly Hotels So Your Best Friend Can Tag Along

In a Nutshell: Melissa Halliburton had the idea for BringFido after nearly missing her friend’s wedding because she couldn’t find a pet-friendly hotel nearby. Launched in 2005,... read more »
By: Jon McDonald, 5/7/2018
How Open-Source Software Such as R, Python, and Vim Have Helped Fintech Companies Predict the Future

R, Python, and Vim Can Help Fintech Companies Predict the Future

In a Nutshell: Two decades ago, data analyst jobs required proficiency in Statistical Analysis System (SAS) programming. But as the cost of SAS desktop boxes became prohibitive, many... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 5/7/2018
‘Democratizing Democracy’ — Crowdpac Helps Political Candidates Harness the Power of Free Crowdfunding Campaigns

Crowdpac Helps Political Candidates Harness the Power of Crowdfunding

In a Nutshell: Most Americans feel helpless in a political system that sees the vast majority of campaign contributions coming from the wealthiest 1% of the public. To reopen politics to the... read more »
By: Kristine Crane, 5/7/2018
The Swappa User-to-User Marketplace Cuts Out the Middleman to Help Consumers Earn & Pay Fair Value on Newish Tech Devices

The Swappa Marketplace: Earn & Pay Fair Value for Newish Tech Devices

In a Nutshell: Swappa™ is an online marketplace where sellers can list their gently used tech devices and be matched with buyers looking for quality devices at fair prices. The Swappa team... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 5/4/2018
FreshChat by FreshWorks Engages Financial Services Customers on their Terms with Messenger-Based Customer Service Apps

FreshChat by FreshWorks Engages Customers on their Terms

In a Nutshell: No one likes waiting to speak to a customer service representative, especially for a straightforward problem that should require less time to solve than it does to connect... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 5/4/2018
Savvy Travelers Can Use Credit Card Rewards Points to Save Big While Visiting Historic Savannah

Savvy Travelers Use Rewards to Save Big While Visiting Historic Savannah

In a Nutshell: Savannah, Georgia, one of the most charming and unique destinations in the US, is visited by millions of travelers each year. As a quintessential Southern town, Savannah’s... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 5/4/2018
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