Welcome Payments Enthusiasts!

I'm Patti Hewitt, otherwise known as Paymentgal and I welcome you to enter the world of payments.  My entire professional career has been devoted to this industry and I'm keen on  sharing my knowledge, insights, and resources with payments-friends, colleagues, and clients.

I founded KEENonPayments as a community devoted to supporting independent payments professionals and fellow payments experts through knowledge, support, resource and opportunity-sharing.  Certain areas of this site are for members only, but it's quick, easy, and free to sign up.  Just click on the link in the upper right hand corner of the screen and you're in.

This site is also a forum where I share my opinions on what's happening in the payments industry through my Paymentgal Blog. 

Finally, if you want to learn more about my research and consulting services, just click on the PG Research tab in the menu. 

I have designed this site to be of value to the payments community at-large.  I welcome and encourage your participation. 

Thanks for sharing freely!

 

 

Free Weekly Payments News Recap

Oh Cash, The Places You Could Go

The lowly dollar, pound, yuan, peso, or any other form of paper money has transformed itself into a polarizing topic.  On one side are the #notcash contingent.  These are digital payment advocates for whom the path always leads to technological answers.  At the other end are social advocates that see real need and real value in continuing to support a payment form that has lasted the test of time and for which many people rely on; especially those that might be financialy…

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Productivity Tools for Working at Home

As thousands of people get settled into working at home, I understand how unstable it can all feel.  Most of us white collar workers are used to having support people around to help us out of a jam or provide the myriad of tools we use to make our working lives easier.  So, in this post, I'm going to share with you some of the tools I've found that make my life easier working at home.  By the way, I get zero if you click on any of these, just my recommendations.  Here goes:…

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5 Best Practices for Working at Home

It's early days for many people working from home and some of us are just making the transition.  Working from home sounds great, but the reality is that it's a lot more than just eliminating your commute.  In my experience, effectively working from home means making some key adjustments (and avoiding temptations) in order to have as normal a workday as possible.  So, here's my list of 5 best practices to getting it done. 

     1.  Get Up and Go to Work…

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Working Remotely - Keep in Touch

We are in the early days of managing our business lives in an environment that requires social distancing.  I don't have a project that hasn't been impacted by all the shut-downs caused by the coronavirus, not to mention the roller-coaster of anxiety many of us are feeling.

Since KEENonPAYMENTS is a designed to keep us in touch with each other, I thought it important to share with you some of my best practices for doing just that.  None of this is rocket science of course and welcome…

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