SmarterBucks Launches SmarterBucks Blog
Smarter Student Debt Management Starts with SmarterBucks
BOSTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SmarterBucks(®), a revolutionary rewards program that helps pay down your student loans faster, announced today the launch of the SmarterBucks Blog. The SmarterBucks Blog aims to take an action-oriented approach to student debt management, and provide content that helps explain the confusing world of student loans in everyday, accessible language. SmarterBucks has lined up a number of student debt and personal finance experts to contribute content, including Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, founder of AskTheMoneyCoach.com, and the author of numerous books including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. In addition, the SmarterBucks Blog will share real stories from real people who are paying off their student loans and learning about smarter debt management strategies.
“Outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. recently passed the $1 trillion mark. That means there are millions of graduating students and young adults who are starting out their lives already deeply in debt,” said Kevin Walker, co-founder and CEO of SimpleTuition, the company behind SmarterBucks. “Our goal is to help them understand their repayment strategies, and provide content and tactics that can help them get debt-free faster.”
The SmarterBucks Blog will serve as a helpful resource to anyone who is looking to take on student debt, or who is currently living with student debt. The blog builds upon the great community of students and graduates looking to crush their student debt that the SmarterBucks Rewards program has been building since its launch in 2012. The blog will be updated regularly with fresh content and will serve as a valuable resource for anyone trying to get out from underneath the burden of their student debt.
SmarterBucks, whose membership has been growing rapidly, offers many ways for its members to earn rewards. Members can earn 2%-16% back in rewards through the SmarterBucks Marketplace. They can earn also rewards on everyday purchases with the SmarterBank(®) Visa(®) debit card, through SmarterBank, an online checking account. SmarterBucks Surveys offers a way for members to earn rewards for free, just for participating in online, brand-sponsored surveys. Members can also invite family and friends to contribute directly to their SmarterBucks account or to earn rewards on their behalf by opening a SmarterBucks Gifter account.
SimpleTuition helps more than 10 million students a year afford higher education. The company provides tips, advice, and interactive tools that ensure students plan better for college costs, pay less for college-related expenses, and be smarter about how they manage and pay back their student loans. In addition to its private loan comparison tool, SimpleTuition.com, the company operates ValoreBooks, SmarterBucks, and SmarterBank. SimpleTuition is headquartered in Boston, Mass., and is funded by Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners, and North Hill Ventures. For more information, visit SimpleTuition.com.
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