Editorial Policy

First Quarter Finance (FQF) is a consumer information site that puts you (the reader) first.

We research and analyze your top questions and concerns — from the easiest store credit cards to get (and which to avoid) to the average amount a person spends on food each month. The following guidelines were designed to keep us accountable to you and to our profession.

Content

Our main goal is to consistently provide you with the best information available. We also strive to make our content as reader-friendly as possible.

We provide information, not advice. We do not offer advice because each individual’s situation is unique and a qualified professional should be contacted before making any decisions.

We publish articles every day, around the clock — and our live content is maintained by a staff of editors to keep the information current. You’ll find that our original reporting covers everything from banking and investing to travel and vehicle maintenance. We employ professional writers and editors with varied backgrounds to help bring you the most reliable information.

You can read more about our team on our About page.

Accuracy

We utilize a two-step editing process prior to publication. First, our team of editors reviews the article from the big picture perspective to ensure you’re getting all the facts and that all the facts are coming from credible sources that are properly cited. Then, they review the content in each article for grammar, spelling, style, formatting, and comprehension. If our editors are unsatisfied with the content, then they send it back to the writer for further research and writing. We only publish articles when they’re ready and they’re only ready when they’re accurate, helpful, and credible.

After publication, articles are reviewed at least monthly by our team of editors for accuracy and completeness.

Sources

You shouldn’t have to question where we get our information, so we include attribution throughout our articles. Sometimes that looks like a link to a company’s return policy on its website. Other times we’ll state that we spoke with several corporate customer service representatives. Rest assured, we’ll ask the question more than once to confirm our findings. Writers are required to cross-check their sources and let you know in the writing that they’ve done it.

Advertisers

Advertisers have no influence on our content. We do not accept guest articles or sponsored posts. All of our content is created and edited by the FQF editorial staff.

You can read more about our relationship with advertisers in the first section of our Terms of Use page.

Ethical Integrity

Beyond these guidelines, all FQF contractors are required to sign an ethics contract which outlines our commitment to journalistic integrity. An ethical breach may result in termination.

How We Handle Questions

We take your feedback seriously — especially if we missed something or something needs updated. Any corrections are published as an update to live content and will be made as soon as possible.

To express any questions or concerns, please use our Contact page, email us at humanresources@firstquarterfinance.com, or write to us at:

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7400 Tallgrass Parkway
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Lincoln, NE 68521

We encourage you to read more about us over at our About page.