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4 Points to Help Your Staff See The Value of Leveraging Fintech

March 26, 2018

Financial institutions have been upping their fintech game and digital strategy efforts for years now. Whether it’s taking advantage of the cloud, mobile banking or data analytics, the tools, solutions, and technologies available are expanding at an intimidating rate for smaller FI’s that rely on their marketing and IT teams to wear a lot of hats.

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The Future of Lending: Small Is Beautiful

February 28, 2018

Geezeo CEO Shawn Ward is heading to Nashville, TN to the NAFCU Strategic Growth Conference where he’ll be presenting as well as moderating a panel discussion with Adele Glenn from Credit Human on March 6. Before he left, we had a chance to ask him a few questions on what he sees as the next phase of mobile-first and data enrichment as they start to make real inroads into the digital financial management space.

Here’s what he had to say:

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FinTech Offers Relief for Millennials’ Financial Challenges

January 17, 2018

According to Forbes, millennials' top 3 fears are: debt, affording rent, and budgeting.

While the first two are fears based on existing challenges, the third may well supply the solution for the former two, especially given the tools that are available through digital financial management tools.

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Get Through Black Friday Without Getting Black & Blue

November 21, 2017

Don’t Fall Into the Black Friday Trap

Holidays, and in particular, holiday spending can leave your budget seriously bruised…even if you do hit all the sales.

Remember, the stores are offering these great bargains out of the goodness of their hearts. They’re doing it to get you to their stores (or websites) to sell you stuff beyond the 55-inch 4k, 3D capable OLED television for $49. I mean, if you saved hundreds on that, you have hundreds of ‘extra’ dollars, right? And where better to spend it than the store that ‘gave’ you all that extra cash?

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One-to-One with Geezeo: Dr. Julie Gurner, Personal Development Thought Leader

November 13, 2017

Companies go through growth stages; lifecycles of peaks and valleys that cause it to ebb and flow with the current of the competitive landscape. Being a leader who keeps enthusiasm up as a company grows is important. In this installment of One-To-One with Geezeo, Amy Hibbard talked with Dr. Julie Gurner, a thought leader in personal development and company culture about how exceptional workplaces come from exceptional people.

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Women in Tech: Diversity Leads to Better Innovation

November 1, 2017

A few years ago, in the audience at a local tech conference in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia (the home of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia), I was joined by co-workers from the small app-development group where I was a partner and the only woman employee. The panel discussion was about how to attract tech talent to smaller communities, and was comprised of about five leaders from area tech companies. Not surprisingly, all men.

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One-to-One with Geezeo: James Elwood, Chief Technology Officer, Geezeo

August 24, 2017

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in financial services and Fintech about where the industry is headed, sometimes the most fascinating insights are revealed. One-to-One with Geezeo is an ongoing series that gives our friends, clients, and partners an opportunity to share their experiences and their knowledge to gain an idea of where this exciting industry is heading. In this installment we talked with our Chief Information Technology Officer, James Elwood about cloud services in the banking industry.

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One-to-One with Geezeo: Derik Sutton, President & Co-Founder, Become Labs

August 7, 2017

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in financial services and Fintech about where the industry is headed, sometimes the most fascinating insights are revealed. One-to-One with Geezeo is an ongoing series that gives our friends, clients, and partners an opportunity to share their experiences and their knowledge to gain an idea of where this exciting industry is heading.

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The Financial Chronicles: Car Ownership

May 10, 2017

Millions of Americans have vehicles. Even with all the public transportation options and car sharing services out there, owning a vehicle is still a necessity for most people. And, with vehicle ownership comes a lot of financial responsibilities people don't always consider when they start thinking about getting that new set of wheels. Everything from auto financing to gas and maintenance costs need to be factored in when buying a new or used car.

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Why I'm Switching Financial Institutions: Cash Isn't Dead

May 5, 2017

Over the course of the last year I’ve had several experiences with my financial institution that caused serious frustration. It wasn’t based on their digital offerings, their marketing efforts (or lack thereof) or their presence in the industry. The reason was ironically simple - cash.

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