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Conflicting Studies Reignite Minimum Wage Debate

While many presumed Seattle would serve as a test case for other cities looking to significantly increase their minimum wages (some of which have already passed similar laws), it's now clear that the data coming out of that experiment can't even be agreed upon. Because of this it will be...

Visa Pitch Asks Businesses to Go Cashless

In recent years use of mobile payments has steadily increased while still falling short of what one might call widespread adoption. Meanwhile credit and debit cards are the clear favorite for consumers, being utilized in nearly half of all transactions completed by U.S. adults. Despite that, good old cash still...

Money at 30: Three Job Ideas For People Who Want to Work from Home

Working from home doesn't have to be a fantasy and not every remote work opportunity is a scam. As a work-from-home (or anywhere) person myself, I'm proof that the dream is possible. Of course the path you choose will depend on what you're good at and what you like to...

Is Amazon Prime Worth It? What You Get for Your Money

Prospective members should be aware that the beloved two-day shipping does not apply to every item on the site and that Prime's entertainment offerings might not be enough to satisfy everyone's TV craving. However, with a free 30 day trial and a monthly payment option after that, there's really no...

Bank of America Brings Small Business Lending to Mobile

When's the last time you went to a physical bank branch? Chances are it's been awhile as mobile banking apps continue to gain both popularity and functionality. In addition to being a major convenience for customers, such apps have also been proven to save institutions a significant amount of money...

Money at 30: Three Job Ideas For People Who Want to Work from Home

Working from home doesn't have to be a fantasy and not every remote work opportunity is a scam. As a work-from-home (or anywhere) person myself, I'm proof that the dream is possible. Of course the path you choose will depend on what you're good at and what you like to do — be it write,helpg people plan, or move merchandise. Ultimately there are plenty of jobs you can do from home, but it's up to you the find the right one.

3 Ways to Take Advantage of Your New, Higher Credit Score

As your credit improves, taking advantage of refinancing or obtaining a rewards credit card can save you a fair amount of money. Furthermore, by keeping up with good credit habits and continuing to build your score, you may be eligible for even more perks along the way. So what now? Why not head over to a free credit monitoring site and see what shape you score is in today.

Visa Pitch Asks Businesses to Go Cashless

In recent years use of mobile payments has steadily increased while still falling short of what one might call widespread adoption. Meanwhile credit and debit cards are the clear favorite for consumers, being utilized in nearly half of all transactions completed by U.S. adults. Despite that, good old cash still...

Money at 30: I'd Do Anything to Save Money (But I Won't Do That)

There are plenty of great ways to save money but there are also a few methods you should probably steer clear of. The important thing is that you care enough about your finances to try different thrifty ideas. So what are some of the ways you make the most of your money?

Is Amazon Prime Worth It? What You Get for Your Money

Prospective members should be aware that the beloved two-day shipping does not apply to every item on the site and that Prime's entertainment offerings might not be enough to satisfy everyone's TV craving. However, with a free 30 day trial and a monthly payment option after that, there's really no harm in taking Amazon Prime on a test run — especially on Prime Day — to see how it works for you.

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 2017

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. Just as June was likely a big month for teens getting their first summer jobs, it seems the topics of side hustles and gigs were popular ones this past month. Additionally, banking and homebuying were on the minds of several bloggers in June.

Money at 30: Is it Time You Got New Car Insurance?

While there are advantages to being loyal to your auto insurer, such as added discounts in addition to the overall familiarity, sometimes it's time to say "goodbye." If it's been awhile since you last compared prices on your policy, it may be worth taking a look around to see if you could save money. Just be sure to seek accurate quotes, mind your timing (A.K.A. don't lapse!), and look out for discounts/fees that could come into play.