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LiftRocket Blog

LiftRocket changes and new offer

We are out to help every LiftRocket member, especially those who have requested Lifts to meet urgent needs. We have just introduced a few changes to LiftRocket to make it easier and faster for mem...


Quick Guide to Payday Loans

In the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Federal resources have done little to help families and individuals pay their rent and other expenses following s...


How to Ask for Money for Your Small Business

Many people feel uncomfortable asking for money – whether it’s to fund a new business idea, a loan to cover some short-term debt, or investment funds to keep your business solvent. Some small busin...


How to Build a Rainy Day Budget

Many Americans know the importance of building an emergency fund, but few are able to do so successfully. Research from the AARP found that 53% of American households lacked an emergency savings ac...


Creative Ways To Shop On A Budget

A survey by Gallup in 2019 found that only 32% of Americans maintain a household budget. Roughly half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, meaning many of us have to get creative in how we...


One friend in a storm is worth a thousand in sunshine

Our inboxes are overflowing with messages of support for racial equality and justice. Many times the senders are big businesses not previously noted for the commitment to social causes. (Maybe the...


Our vaccine is cooperation

The homepage of our site displays photos of animals and people helping each other. They illustrate our belief that we are all stronger when we work together. That’s how we have built pyramids, va...


Time to stand up for the little guy

The Small Business Administration loan programs established under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act were designed to help small businesses. However, with high demand fr...


COVID-19: Financial Relief Options

The last few weeks have been tough for millions of Americans. Your safety and health are certainly top of mind, however, with headlines pointing to a slow road of economic recovery, you might also ...


An Example to Live By

LiftRocket depends on the idea that we’re all willing to support each other. In New York, Mario Salerno decided to make life easier for his tenants and gave us an example to live by. NYT article


A Simple Reminder

This story about lending reminds us one reason we built LiftRocket is banks withdraw from supporting ordinary people just when they need help most. We don’t quit on each other. When banks retreat, ...


COVID-19: What should I do now?

Reviewing Lift requests for the last week. Every single one from someone whose job or income has disappeared because of coronavirus. Two new government programs you might have heard about: stimulu...