RushCard's Facebook Fans Share Lessons and Experiences in Managing Money Better and Smarter

Members and Non-Members Alike Weigh-In on Challenges to Keeping Focus Financially via Online Contest featuring Russell Simmons

Oct 12, 2010, 10:15 ET from UniRush LLC

CINCINNATI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- RushCard's Facebook page is giving people who have endured various financial misfortunes the platform to share with Russell Simmons their stories and struggles to becoming better money managers.

Since August 19, Simmons has been inviting RushCard members and non-members alike to share their personal stories - through video or text - of how they've improved their financial skills. After viewing the stories, Russell is selecting eight weekly winners to receive a $1,000 Prepaid Visa RushCard. He is also responding to each chosen winner with a personal video message created to commend and motivate those who are struggling to continue to make progress toward the goal of financial empowerment.

"It's important to understand the everyday experiences of those who are struggling financially," said Simmons. "You don't have to go undercover, you don't have to skew the facts, all you have to do is talk to people. Talk to those who can't catch a break or who haven't been given the right tools and education. Many of them are talking on"

Beyond the potential prizes, entrants are sharing with others the hard lessons and positive experiences life has taught them when dealing with money. While some discuss their financial goals and obstacles, others are sharing their solutions and tips for overcoming poor money management.

For some, the RushCard has been a tool that has helped them dig themselves from under their large debt. Latesha from El Cajon, California shares her experience of how prior to using a RushCard; she overdrew her bank account incurring huge overdraft fees and payments.  But now, she uses her RushCards to save money for her children and operate her own business.

Even those without RushCards are encouraging others with basic financial tips that have helped them overcome poor money management. Ta'nia from New York had to address the fear she had of simply controlling her finances. She explains that she had to believe she could take control of her money and then actually make changes. To read more personal stories like that, visit us at

"This forum on our Facebook page is becoming a powerful testament to those who don't understand the purpose and value of prepaid debit cards when compared to traditional banking and check-cashing institutions," said Ram Palaniappan, RushCard's General Manager. "Our fees are transparent and our goal is to keep the fees as low as possible so that our members can experience more benefits."

About UniRush LLC

Headquartered in Cincinnati, UniRush LLC was created to offer the over 48 million Americans without access to a traditional banking relationship an array of basic financial services via the Prepaid Visa RushCard. Benefits of the program include direct deposit, the ability to withdraw funds at over 850,000 ATMs globally, the ability to use the card wherever Visa debit cards are accepted and free 24/7 customer service. For more information about UniRush and RushCard visit