First Quarter Finance (FQF) is a consumer information site that puts you (the reader) first.
The following guidelines were designed to keep us accountable to you and our profession.
Journalistic Integrity at First Quarter Finance
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 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 find more about our team on our About page.
A team of editors reviews our content for grammar, spelling, style, formatting, and comprehension. Questions our editors ask themselves include:
Does the article answer all of the reader’s questions?
Are all the facts cited?
Are the sources credible?
We utilize a two-step editing process. First, we look at the big picture to make sure our article will give readers all of the facts. Then, we go through each article with a fine-tooth comb, making sure it is complete, grammatically correct, and fully prepared for publication.
If our editors are unsatisfied with the content, they will send it back to the writer for further research and writing. Revisions occur as many times as necessary to be sure the article is complete and answers all of the reader’s questions.
Our editors also ensure our content is ethical and appropriate for all ages. You can confidently share our articles with family, friends, and coworkers.
Policies and facts can change over time, so our editors continue working on each article after it goes live. The average article has received over 20 updates since publication. The date field only gets updated if we have reviewed the article entirely and confirmed everything is up-to-date. Additionally, the companies we cover often provide feedback on our articles and, if necessary, we make adjustments to ensure the facts are up-to-date.
If you have a question, comment, or concern about a published article, please let us know right away in the comments section of that article or by using our Contact page. We review articles often, but we value your attentiveness.
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 that we spoke with company representatives. We don’t just ask the question once — all of our articles call upon multiple sources to confirm our findings. Writers are required to cross-check their sources and prove to you that they’ve done so.
Advertisers have no influence on our content. We do not accept guest or sponsored posts. All of our content is created and edited by our qualified staff. This ensures you get answers with no hidden agendas. You may be used to viewing online articles that try to coerce you into doing or thinking something that’s not in your best interest. That doesn’t happen at FQF because we are ethical.
We take your feedback seriously — especially if an article does not address your question or needs to be updated. Questions and corrections from our readers are usually verified and published within 24 hours.
To express any questions or concerns, please use the Comments section at the end of each article, our Contact page, or write to us at:
More Holdings LLC
7400 Tallgrass Parkway, 307A
Lincoln, NE 68521
Beyond these guidelines, all FQF staffers are required to sign an ethics contract which details our commitment to journalistic integrity. A breach of the contract is grounds for termination.
We encourage you to find out more about us on our About page.