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Raise Review – A Digital Gift Card Marketplace Modest Money3 Comments

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The holidays have come and gone, and this can only mean one thing: you have new gift cards in your life. Gift Cards are a mixed bag. And it makes sense. We don’t know what people want or need, so we buy gift cards for them instead. It’s when we pick the wrong gift card that there’s a problem. So here we are, with $250 in gift cards from stores we never go to. What is to be done? Raise.com is here to step into the breach.

Raise.com is a great idea: a marketplace where “used” gift cards can be bought and sold. Raise sells new gift cards right alongside the used stuff, but its the used thing that makes their model unique. If you have a gift card you don’t want, even if you’ve used part of it, you can put it on the Raise.com marketplace and sell it for cash. Raise gets a 15% cut of your sale, and that’s it. No seller fees, no nonsense. For those buying gift cards on Raise, the situation is even simpler. Buyers can select between traditional “physical” gift cards and virtual gift cards, which can be printed or scanned…

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Could Subprime Car Finance Cause Another Global Financial Crisis?

By : Adam | 4 Feb 2015

Given the events of years gone by, the very mention of ‘sub-prime lending’ may bring fear to the forefront of your mind. Despite this, investors are turning to the subprime car finance market in their droves, lenders are underwriting deeper than ever before and both …

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Better Life – Frugal for Kids and their Better Future

By : Adam | 2 Feb 2015

Having kids is one of a kind experience that may never go straight no matter how you plan for it. The future stability for your children, you may plan it for years, yet there can be hiccups that you had never imagined. What’s best is …

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Five Most Common Workplace Injuries to Avoid

By : Adam | 1 Feb 2015

Evidence shows that injuries in the workplace are more common than many of us realise. Every year, a significant number of people die or are injured from preventable accidents. While some workplace injuries are the result of random accidents that could happen at any place …

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Tips for Going Green While Remodeling

By : Adam | 28 Jan 2015

There are many different choices for you if you would like to go green on your next remodeling project.  There are many steps that you need to take when remodeling regardless of if you are going green or not.  When you choose to go green …

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Warning: E-cigarettes Could Lose Their Spark

By : Adam | 27 Jan 2015

E-cigarettes, they were once a glint of light for investors looking to make a foray into the lucrative tobacco industry. It all seemed too good to be true: they were reportedly healthier than regular cigarettes, you could advertise them and there were plenty of startups …

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3 Ways to Save Money in 2015

By : Adam | 21 Jan 2015

2015 has arrived, and from the perspective of our wallets, we’re on the right side of Christmas. In the coming months we can look forward to the return of financial stability, because even if Christmas gift-buying wasn’t a feature in your winter schedule, turning up …

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