Rescue Capital Blog Your Money, Your Way

16Apr/12Off

Rescue Capital publishes debt infographic

Posted by Dawn Anderson

US Debt Crisis
Are you an Average American

As part of their commitment to financial education, specialty finance firm Rescue Capital has released their first Infographic in honor of Financial Literacy Month.

The Infographic contains informative, yet surprising data about consumer debt in the US.

According to Vice President John Zepeda, “The facts speak for themselves. Many consumers are struggling with debt.”

The graphic is part of a series put together by Rescue Capital’s Creative Director Dawn Anderson who develops the majority of the company’s educational content.

“Sometimes statistics and financial education can be rather dull. I wanted to make the material more friendly and inviting, stated Anderson.

In the future, the company plans to illustrate other complex personal finance topics to educate current as well as future customers in a user-friendly format.

About Rescue Capital

Rescue Capital is a customer-focused specialty finance firm located in Philadelphia that offers cash for illiquid assets such as structured settlements, annuities, pending settlements and more. To learn more about them visit their website at www.rescuecapital.com

Contact:

Craig Davidson
Vice President of Marketing
Rescue Capital
rescuecapital@gmail.com
215.564.0300



2Apr/12Off

Rescue Capital offers 5 tips for improving your finances

Posted by Dawn Anderson

April is National Financial Literacy Month and now more than ever consumers are feeling the pinch of ever increasing gas and food prices combined with our sluggish economy.

With 77 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey, Financial Literacy Month is the perfect time to change your financial situation. Creating a budget, paying down debt, starting an emergency fund and creating achievable financial goals are a step in the right direction.

Use the following tips to help you get started:

  1. Make a commitment.  Financial wellness takes hard work and a strong commitment. Visit FinancialLiteracyMonth.com and take the pledge to start on the path toward financial security.
  2. Assess your financial situation - Knowing where you are today will help determine the best path toward meeting your financial goals. Take this simple quiz to get started.
  3. Get organized – Being organized helps you make better plans. Get everything in order so you know what is due and when.
  4. Set priorities – You need to eat but you want lobster. Understand the differences between the things you need and the things you want to keep the wants in check.
  5. Live on a budget – Living within your means is an important part of the equation. Create a budget, stop accumulating debt and you will be on your way.

“Your relationship with money and your spending habits can be harmful to your future well-being. Committing to change is hard work but the end result is priceless,” said Dawn Anderson financial literacy writer for Rescue Capital.

In addition to the tools found on FinancialLiteracyMonth.com, Rescue Capital offers many free calculators, worksheets and articles to help you improve your finances.

 



14Mar/12Off

Rescue Capital expands their online tools for consumers

Posted by Dawn Anderson

Philadelphia based Rescue Capital expands their current financial tools to include new calculators as well as worksheets to help consumers manage their finances.

Currently Rescue Capital’s website (http://www.rescuecapital.com/tools.php) offers several financial calculators as well as a blog containing educational material to help consumers manage their money. The company’s blog also contains information regarding how to sell your future periodic payments from structured settlement annuities, single premium immediate annuities and other illiquid assets. In addition, visitors will see a variety of other posts including regulatory changes, industry news, legal matters and guides.

According to Rescue Capital’s Vice President of Marketing Craig Davidson, “The website enhancements are just small part of the educational offerings we provide to our customers.” “We also provide additional resources, whitepapers and personalized attention in order for our customers to make informed decisions.”

While Rescue Capital’s website has contains other calculators, this is the first time they are offering worksheets. The company's blog makes references to spending diaries and now visitors can print out a Spending Diary Worksheet as well as a Monthly Budget Planner and a Monthly Expenses Worksheet.

“Some people do not have reliable and consistent access to the Internet so we wanted to provide some offline tools to help people with their finances, said Dawn Anderson, Rescue Capital’s Creative Director. Anderson elaborates further, “Sometimes low tech options work better because you can bring them with you where ever you go.”

Rescue Capital's latest calculator allows individuals to calculate their paycheck including overtime and taxes. This can be an especially handy tool when you are trying to develop a budget.

About Rescue Capital
Rescue Capital is a customer-focused specialty finance firm that offers cash for assets such as structured settlements, annuities, pending settlements and more. To learn more about them and the services they offer visit, www.rescuecapital.com



17Feb/12Off

Rescue Capital’s COO Maureen Healy Adopts a Pig

Posted by Dawn Anderson

Maureen Healy's adopted pig painted by Kara, age 9

Maureen Healy's adopted pig painted by Kara, age 9

As part of Rescue Capital’s commitment to helping others, COO Maureen Healy adopted a pig from Adopt a Pig (adoptapig.org), a public charity benefiting children and their families diagnosed with cancer.

Pediatric cancer patients and survivors paint and decorate piggy banks. Sponsors adopt the piggy banks and collect donations. When the bank is full, the change is counted and a check is sent to Adopt a Pig. Sponsors get to keep the pig as their own personal reminder.

Ms. Healy’s beautiful pig was painted by Kara, age 9. If you would like to make a donation, contact us at rescuecapital@gmail.com. If you’re interested in adopting your own pig and make a difference in the lives of children fighting this terrible disease, visit www.adoptapig.org.

Adopt a Pig is a 100% volunteer organization and Adopt a 501 (c)(3) public charity. Proceeds benefit a variety of support services and coping mechanisms for patients and their families.