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Erin Benson

Erin Benson

Erin joined Bulldog Media Group as an Account Representative where she will use her passion and drive to work with our established network of partners, as well as seek out new clients. Erin’s background provides her with the experience to listen attentively and respond effectively to our client’s needs.

  1. Take the Extra Step to Build Up Your Credit!

    Take the Extra Step to Build Up Your Credit!

    A typical debit card does not build your credit, does not offer rewards points and has limited bank options and customer service support. But, the Extra Card does! Find out why you should take the Extra step to building up your credit.

  2. PayPal Prepaid Mastercard®

    PayPal Prepaid Mastercard®

    PayPal teamed up with Mastercard® to offer a prepaid card to consumers. The PayPal Prepaid Mastercard® is a prepaid card that can be linked to your PayPal account. CreditSoup has more details here!

  3. Enjoy More Variety with Venmo

    Enjoy More Variety with Venmo

    Venmo was built for its users to send and request money from other users, but now you can use Venmo to pay for goods and services. That’s right, Venmo now offers a Credit Card. The new Venmo Credit Card lets you earn custom cash back to send, spend or even to auto-purchase the crypto of your choice from your Venmo account. Read more about it here, on our CreditSoup blog!

  4. Possible Loan Option for You

    Possible Loan Option for You

    Personal loans can be used for almost anything, but it makes the most sense to take out a loan if it is your best option to finance. Possible Finance is newer to the short-term loan/personal loan space, and it provides its members with flexible and safe loan options. Their mission is to help you and your community break the debt cycle and unlock economic mobility for generations to come. The payday loan alternative with a fair repayment plan.

  5. Build your Credit with Self.

    Build your Credit with Self.

    Managing finances shouldn’t be difficult, the secured Self Visa® Credit Card** can help you build credit responsibly while also preparing for the future! Here is a closer look into the Self- Credit Builder Account* + Self Visa® Credit Card**.

  6. Car Refinancing Made Easy, Smart and Safe!

    Car Refinancing Made Easy, Smart and Safe!

    Refinancing your car means you are replacing your current auto loan with a new one. Just like any other refinancing, that new loan will pay off your original loan and you start to make payments on the new loan. Everyone’s situation is different. iLending is a great start.

  7. Secured Credit Card Season

    Secured Credit Card Season

    Secured cards can be a good option if you have less-than-perfect credit and are looking to build your credit. They can also pave the way for you to access other credit/financial products like mortgages and loans. There are several secured card options out there, find the one that best fits your needs.

  8. GM Offers Rewards Credit Card and Business Card

    GM Offers Rewards Credit Card and Business Card

    General Motors (GM) is an American multinational automotive manufacturing company and currently the largest automaker in the US. GM is most widely known for its four automobile brands: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. But did you know they also have their own co-branded credit cards? GM now offers its loyal users the option of a rewards credit card and a business card.

  9. New to Credit Oportun-ity!

    New to Credit Oportun-ity!

    If you are new to credit, or working to build up your credit this should be at the top of your list of cards to check out. Oportun® Visa® Credit Card, issued by WebBank, Member FDIC, provides customers with little to no credit history with an opportunity to access credit that traditional banks don’t offer. They are able to extend credit where others cannot through artificial intelligence that is able to see customers as much more than simply a credit score.

  10. Credit One Bank’s® Colossal Cash Back Rewards Card

    Credit One Bank’s® Colossal Cash Back Rewards Card

    Credit One Bank® is one of America’s leading credit card providers, serving over 5 million customers nationwide. Late this spring, Credit One Bank® came out with the Credit One Bank® Platinum Rewards Visa card that offers a whopping 5% cash back!

  11. Capital One Makes it Easier than Ever to Start Building Your Credit

    Capital One Makes it Easier than Ever to Start Building Your Credit

    Capital One just launched two brand new student credit cards just in time for kids that are heading off to school. For those of you that are looking to get a credit card for the very first time, there are several factors that you should look at and decide what is most important to you and fits your financial needs the best.

  12. What is Blockchain?

    What is Blockchain?

    Blockchain has been around since the early 1990’s, so why has no one heard of it until recently? That is all thanks to Bitcoin.

  13. Crypto Credit Cards

    Crypto Credit Cards

    As of 2021, there is an estimated 2.8% global cryptocurrency ownership rate with 200 million crypto users worldwide. Cryptocurrency has been gaining popularity since the late 2010’s and does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

  14. Crypto Investing Apps

    Crypto Investing Apps

    Investing can always be risky, but investing into a decentralized digital currency takes risky to a whole new level. Right now, more than 10,000 different Cryptocurrencies are traded publicly. The total value of all Cryptocurrencies in May was more than $1.7 trillion, which is actually down from April where the market topped $2 trillion in value for the first time.

  15. What is Cryptocurrency?

    What is Cryptocurrency?

    Cryptocurrency or “Crypto” is a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services. It uses an online ledger with strong cryptography to secure online transactions.

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