WalletHub
WalletHub
Private
Industry Financial Services
Founded August 5, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-08-05)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S.
Products Rich Internet Application
Number of employees
50
Website www.wallethub.com

WalletHub is a personal finance website that launched in early August 2013.[1][2][3] It is based in Washington, D.C.[4][5][6] and owned by Evolution Finance, Inc. - parent company of the credit card website CardHub.com.[7][8]

According to Web reports, WalletHub initially positioned itself as a "personal finance social network" with a focus on reviews for financial advisors.[9][10][11] It has since branched into producing research reports and surveys[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] on topics with varying degrees of relevance to personal finance, from the relationship between credit scores and car insurance premiums[19] to a ranking of the fattest states in the nation.[20] Some of these reports have led to criticism by groups such as the Center for Community College Student Engagement,[21] FloridaPolitics.com[22] and NJBiz.com.[23]

WalletHub is also known for its free consumer tools,[24][25][26] such as its WalletLiteracy Quiz[27][28] and its Financial Fitness Tool, which provides users with free credit reports, credit scores and credit monitoring.[29][30] The company also successfully overcame a public trademark dispute with Major League Baseball, brought on behalf of the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.[31][32]

References

  1. ^ Jones, Michelle. "Personal Finance Social Network WalletHub Launches Today". ValueWalk. ValueWalk. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Ghani, Samna. "WalletHub.com becomes first personal finance social network to help your wallet out". Capital Liberty News. Capital Liberty News. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ "New Website Lists Consumer Reviews of Financial Advisors". ThinkAdvisor. ALM Media, LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Gilgore, Sara (11 November 2015). "Greater Washington small cities rank among the country's best ... and worst". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Staff, BizWest (6 November 2015). "Several small cities from region ranked among Colorado's best". BizWest Media, LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ Rob, Bates. "Jewelry Once Again Tops Black Friday Discounts". JCK Online. Reed Exhibitions. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ ANDRIOTIS, ANNAMARIA (22 August 2014). "Credit-Card Comparison Sites Come Under Fire". Dow Jones & Company, Inc. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ Jergler, Don. "Another Auto Insurance Report for California". Insurance Journal. Wells Media Group, Inc. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ Skinner, Liz (15 August 2013). "Yelp for advisers?". Crain Communications, Inc. InvestmentNews. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ Eisenberg, Richard. "Can Financial Planners Be Rated Like Yelp?". NextAvenue.org. Twin Cities Public Television. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "New Website Lists Consumer Reviews of Financial Advisors". ThinkAdvisor. ALM Media, LLC. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ TIERNEY, JOHN (5 May 2014). "Which States Are Givers and Which Are Takers?". The Atlantic Monthly Group. The Atlantic. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ Molina, Maribel (3 June 2015). "WalletHub ranks best and worst cities for summer travel in 2015". Hearst. The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ Donnelly, Francis (9 September 2015). "Mich. scores in survey of top sports cities". Digital First Media. The Detroit News. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ Wires, Newsmax (20 November 2015). "WalletHub: Florida Has 3rd Highest Uninsured Rate Post-Obamacare". Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ Einstein, Paul (15 July 2015). "NYC Is Worst City for Driving, Study Says, But What is the Best?". NBCUniversal Media. NBC News. Retrieved 2015. 
  17. ^ Illinois, Reboot (4 November 2015). "WalletHub Ranks the Best and Worst Small Illinois Cities to Live in for 2015". TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015. 
  18. ^ Service, City News (2 December 2015). "WalletHub: San Diegans Will Spend $1,000 Each During The Holidays". KPBS Public Broadcasting. KPBS. Retrieved 2015. 
  19. ^ White, Martha (10 June 2015). "The Insane Reason You Could Pay 50% More For Car Insurance". Time Inc. Time.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  20. ^ Abbey, Alison. "WalletHub Ranks the Fattest States in the Nation: Where Does Your State Fall?". Parade.com. Athlon Media Group. Retrieved 2015. 
  21. ^ "The Center Responds to the WalletHub.com Article Ranking Community Colleges". Center for Community College Student Engagement. Archived from the original on December 20, 2015. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ Gancarski, A.G. "WALLETHUB TUMBLE MEANS WHAT?". FloridaPolitics.com. FloridaPolitics.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  23. ^ "Editorial: We're tired of WalletHub giving us the business". NJBiz.com. Journal Multimedia. Retrieved 2015. 
  24. ^ Givan, Alexandra (25 February 2015). "Online Calculator Lets You Estimate Savings by Teleworking". NBCUniversal Media. NBC Washington. Retrieved 2015. 
  25. ^ Gerstner, Lisa. "Save Big by Getting Rid of Your Cable TV". Kiplinger.com. The Kiplinger Washington Editors. Retrieved 2015. 
  26. ^ Fottrel, Quinten (25 September 2015). "Why you should upgrade your iPhone every 3 years". MarketWatch, Inc. MarketWatch. Retrieved 2015. 
  27. ^ Bigda, Carolyn (27 April 2015). "WalletHub quiz puts your money know-how to the test". Tribune Publishing. The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015. 
  28. ^ Kennecke, Angela (23 April 2015). "Finding Your Financial Literacy". Media General. Keloland Television. Retrieved 2015. 
  29. ^ STARK, MICHELLE (7 December 2015). "Feeling uneasy about finances? WalletHub as a new tool that may help". Tribune Broadcasting. WHNT. Retrieved 2015. 
  30. ^ Highfield, David (3 December 2015). "New Financial Tool Could Help Manage Holiday Budgeting". CBS Radio, Inc. KDKA. Retrieved 2015. 
  31. ^ Medici, Andy (24 August 2015). "This sentence caused MLB to drop trademark dispute with small D.C. firm". American City Business Journals. Washington Business Journals. Retrieved 2015. 
  32. ^ Overly, Steven (9 February 2015). "Meet the start-up in a trademark war with the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs". The Washington Post. The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015. 

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