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Activehours Customer Spotlight

Velvet with FamilyVelvet with quoteA friend told me about this app. I thought it was a scam at first, too good to be true. But this app has been a tremendous help for me. 

I’m a single mom, and Activehours has come through in the clutch in so many ways. When bills are due, I can pay them instead of being cut off. I’m able to buy gas when I’m almost on empty. These days, when unexpected things happen, I’m prepared.

One time, I needed to go to urgent care and didn’t have the money for my copay. I used Activehours to help me pay for the fee. Since getting Activehours, I’m way more confident knowing that everything will be ok.     -Velvet H.

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Get Your Paycheck in Seconds with Lightning Speed

At Activehours, we want to make money work in a way that’s better for everyone. Changing the world takes time, but now, getting your money doesn’t have to. That’s because we’ve partnered with even more banks to give more members of our community their paychecks with Lightning Speed.Lightning Speed #2

Watch our Lightning Speed FAQ Youtube Video!

With Lightning Speed, when you Cash Out, your money will be in your account in seconds, instead of days – even on the weekends. Now that’s a game changer. Wanna see if your bank is now eligible?

  1. Log in to the Activehours app.
  2. Click Settings: Lightning Speed
  3. Add the debit card of the bank account that receives your paycheck.

It should take about a day to verify your card. If you already had a bank card uploaded but your Cash Outs aren’t going out with Lightning Speed, delete your card and add it again.

Still not eligible? Help us change that by tweeting at your bank:

Hey @(add your bank’s twitter handle here) I really wish you would work with @activehours Lightning Speed. #itspayday #getpaidatlightningspeed

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Activehours Customer Spotlight

Blair #paydayrebelI found Activehours while reading reviews of noteworthy apps in a tumblr blog. Yes, people still use tumblr out there. Upon reading the praised reviews on how socially conscious the start up was, I decided to try it out for myself. To be honest, I figured they were going to charge an astronomical interest rate for very little in return, but to my surprise it was the quite opposite. They operate on a donation basis, meaning whatever people can donate is what they use to keep the lights on and funds flowing! I love that.

About a month after discovering Activehours, I had a family member pass away in a freak accident. I was in the middle of my pay period with no source of money. Activehours saved me from missing this very important moment in my life, and words can’t describe how thankful I am. I was able to spend time with my family, and help them and myself through the stages of grieving.

Ever since then, I’ve been spreading the word about the app like crazy. I often refer to Activehours as the “Bernie Sanders of Lenders.” I look forward to seeing them grow beyond expectations, and I hope to be a part of the brand every step of the way as an Activehours member ^_^ #ILoveActivehours

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Activehours FAQ with Katherine

At Activehours we get a lot of questions like “Is this a loan?” “What does it mean to pay what you think is fair?” So, Katherine is here to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.
aCTIVEHOURSSkip to Questions:

0:00 What is Activehours?

Activehours is an app that lets you access your money before payday.

0:08 How does Activehours make money?

Activehours is community supported so we ask our users to pay us what they think is fair. To learn more check out our blog post.

0:19 What does pay what you think is fair mean?

“Pay what you think is fair” means you have the option to throw us a couple bucks in addition to a zero dollar option.

0:31 I would spend all my money before payday:

Having access to your paycheck before payday can be exciting. You may want to go on a shopping spree. Don’t worry, that is why we have maxes. Maxes help ensure you have money on payday. We have found that Activehours has helped users manage their money better.

0:43 Why do you need my bank info?

We need to send you your earnings, verify you get paid, and debit back anything you have cashed out as well as any tips you have given us.

1:01 Is Activehours a loan?

Activehours is not a loan. We do NOT charge interests or fees. Think of Activehours like an ATM for the money you have already earned.

If you have anymore questions, you can check out our full FAQ.

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5 Ways Millennials Are Killing It In The Workforce

The world is changing and with it, the workforce is changing too.

What’s causing this seismic shift? It’s The Millennial Takeover. Millennials are the fastest growing segment in the labor force. By 2020, they are projected to be 50% of the workforce. Where Baby Boomers valued job security and structure in their careers, Millennials find fulfillment in their jobs in whole new ways.5 ways millennials

“Millennials are swiping through jobs faster than dates on Tinder.”

1. Instant Gratification

Growing up with all the knowledge of the web at their fingertips, Millennials have an expectation of getting things now. 

On demand products have proliferated industries from movie rentals, to taxis, and millennials are bringing on demand into the workforce with apps that let them get their  paycheck when they want. For this revolutionary generation, living life is all about doing it NOW.


Growing up with the constant social feedback provided by apps like Instagram and Facebook, Millennials expect instant feedback on their work, and they aren’t afraid to handle trolls. 

Don’t hesitate to tell them that their customer service skills are on point. Do you think they could use some pointers on that presentation they’ve got coming up? Tell them. They want the feedback!


Millennials love a challenge, and combatting established career norms is just one of the challenges the young workforce has embraced. With that, the typical 9-5 job is officially going out of style. Millennials are on the hunt for work-life balance and flexibility is a must. That means choosing both when and where you work from day to day. 

Employers may be having a hard time adjusting to this, but on the bright side they’re guaranteed a response to that email send at 10pm.

4. Shared Values

One criticism of the millennial work ethic might be that they have less loyalty to their employers.“Millennials are swiping through jobs faster than dates on Tinder.”

However, this generation just might have the right idea. 

Young people watched older generations go through the financial crises which involved massive layoffs and pay cuts. With that, they realized that loyalty to a company isn’t such a safe bet. So, instead, they’re attracted to the employers who offer perks and who embrace the Millennial values of flexibility and work-life balance.

*Cough cough, free snacks*  *Cough, more vacation days*

5.Global Impact

Millennials aren’t just changing the world, they’re making it better and they want to work for companies that want to make the world better, too. Millennials want to work in mission-driven companies, companies that exist to make a positive impact on the world and everyone in it.” 

Millennials can inspire us all with this underlying motto: Succeed or fail, we’re all in it together.

Millennials want to work in mission-driven companies, companies that exist to make a positive impact on the world and everyone in it.”