Author Profile: Rod

Rod

Rod, CEO and Co-founder of ReadyForZero.

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2013 ReadyForZero Year In Review and Thank You

This has been a significant year for the ReadyForZero team and our customers. Every year, we like to review our progress, make sure we’re on track, and highlight the areas where we could be doing better. This gets us inspired to set bigger goals and keep ourselves accountable for the next year. Our vision remains the same: build the best…

Put Your Student Loans on Autopilot

Last year, the ReadyForZero community paid down over $32 million in personal debt using our award-winning online financial tools. In 2013, we are making it easier to conquer any type of debt even faster with automatic recurring monthly and biweekly payments. This year, ReadyForZero users will be able to simplify their lives by putting their plans on complete autopilot. Once…

New ReadyForZero Savings Platform

Today, we are announcing the release of the new ReadyForZero savings platform. By allowing trusted financial partners to make personalized savings offers to ReadyForZero users, we are now able to give you options that will get you to your financial goals faster. If the product or service will save you time and money based on your ReadyForZero performance and financial…

CFPB Targets Debt Collectors and Credit Bureaus

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently added debt collectors and credit bureaus to its list of consumer financial services “targets.” The agency hopes it can further support and stand by the American consumer in this way. There has been a dramatic increase the amount of debt being pursued by debt collections agencies over the past decade: currently, 30…

Happy Birthday, ReadyForZero!

Today we’re celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the public launch of ReadyForZero: We’ve been amazed and humbled by all the support we’ve gotten throughout the last year, especially from our users who are now regularly sharing their successes publicly. More than anything, we’re grateful to have this opportunity to reshape the way people control and reduce debt. Debt remains one…

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

The idea of last-minute gift shopping is enough to make most people anxious. Over the next few days, those of us who have not yet finished our holiday shopping will be hurrying around to various stores trying to get it all done quickly. When you add the stress of having a deadline to the potential social cost of not spending…

Thank You For Calling Us — Here’s What Happens When You Do

Rod, CEO/co-founder of ReadyForZero talking with a ReadyForZero user. Today (like many days) we received phone calls from a few of our users who had  questions about ReadyForZero and called us for answers. Often, when I pick up the phone, people are surprised to hear the CEO on the other end of the line, and I guess I would be…

What’s New at ReadyForZero

We’ve been listening to your feedback and today we’re announcing the release of some exciting new features. But before we get into the details, we’d like to tell you about what we’ve learned since our launch and where we’re headed from here.

Venture funded

We just wrapped up a Series A investment round to the tune of $4.5 million from Polaris Venture Capital with participation from Citi Ventures. Now we have even more resources to do what we do best: create simple financial software for managing and reducing debt. In addition, this provides us with additional expertise and solidifies our position as a responsible option for people in debt. Read more