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When Will More FinTechs Go Public?

There still seems to be some hope for FinTech IPOs in the coming years. Afterall that term casts a wide net, including everyone from the market-maligned alternative lenders to consumer services brands like Credit Karma (another rumored IPO candidate). However, with private valuations continuing to prove a hard sell on the public market, many of these emerging unicorns might elect to simply wait and watch how others perform.

Money at 30: One Year Later

All in all, I've been thrilled with how the first year since my "financial awakening" has gone. From constantly learning more about personal finance and watching my credit score climb to writing another book and starting a YouTube channel, it's been a successful journey so far with no signs of slowing.

The Average Credit Score is On the Rise — Here's Why

Earlier this year, the average credit score in America reached a major milestone. According to the Fair Isaacs Corporation (better known a FICO) the average credit score now sits at 700. While that's still 150 points lower than a perfect score, it's still a solidly good score overall — even...

Where Are We Headed? Economists Take Their Best Guesses

While our economy will continue to expand for next two to three years, the level of growth will still fall below previously set targets. As a result what has already been a lengthy recovery period is poised to last even longer.

What to Do (and Not to Do) When Developing a New Business Idea

Dreaming up a brilliant idea for a new small business can be thrilling. As a result there may be the temptation to essentially go from "zero to sixty" and rush through the planning process. Unfortunately this mode of attack can often lead to financial disaster should your idea fall apart before fruition or you end up changing your mind about certain details.

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — July 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. As summer 2017 rolls on, this month saw an understandable influx in vacation and travel related posts. Apparently these summer getaways also have people thinking...

Money at 30: 4 Productivity Tips for Freelancers

A few weeks ago I wrote about ideas for jobs you could do from home. In that column I also talked about how great freelancing can be and how much I've enjoyed doing it over the past three years. But there's one thing I forgot to mention: freelancing isn't always easy...

3 Reasons Why a Big Tax Refund Might Be a Bad Thing

Everyone loves getting a nice tax refund when they file but, in some cases, receiving a large refund may be a sign that you need to adjust your withholdings. Although some taxpayers have found success with savings by over-withholding, this method could actually backfire by allowing you to splurge more easily, robbing you of interest earning potential, and putting you at risk should an emergency expense arise.