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Money at 30: Acorns vs. Robinhood

A few weeks ago, I offered a list of some of my favorite personal finance apps and shared how they could come in handy at different points in your financial journey. Two of the apps I included on the list — Acorns and Robinhood — are aimed at would-be investors...

Opera Mobile Browser Introduces Crypto Wallet Feature

These days it seems that one of the quickest ways to get attention for your company is to utter the words "blockchain" or "cryptocurrency." While some have used this reality to fuel various gimmicks and promotions (see: Oscar Meyer), others have managed to integrate crypto into their existing products in a...

Untapped Home Equity Rises, Doubling from 2011

With the housing market warming with the growing economy, homeowners are also seeing the equity in their properties rise as well. Such equity could be utilized in a number of ways, including home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (often known as HELOCs) that can be used to...

Nearly Half of Millennials Say Their Credit is Holding Them Back 2

For many people, their 20s can be a rocky time for their finances. In fact, according to a TransUnion study, 43% of Millennials have subprime credit scores. As a result, it seems that nearly half of those in their 20s and early 30s are facing subsequent financial hardships. A new...

Protecting Your Devices From Cryptojacking

Editor's note: This is a post from the Federal Trade Commission that we think is of interest to Dyer News readers. Instead of min(d)ing their own business, are scammers using your computer as their virtual ATM? Three years ago, the FTC warned the public and took action against cryptojacking. That’s where scammers use your...

How Low Can Unemployment Go?

Compared to the dark days circa 2009, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is stellar — but how much better can it get? Although the rate actually increased to 4% in June from 3.8% in May, economists still expect it to fall in the months ahead. In fact, as The...

Amazon Boasts Small Business Benefits of Prime Day

Starting at noon on July 16th and extending through July 17th, Amazon will celebrate its annual Prime Day sale. Billed as a Black Friday equivalent exclusive to members of the site's Prime service, this will be the fourth iteration of the retail holiday. While past events have proven popular among deal-seeking...

Money at 30: 5 Spending Compromises for Your Everyday Life 5

Contrary to what some bloggers would have you believe, being frugal isn't always easy. In fact, I've often found that the key to money success overall isn't ruling out splurges entirely but to find compromises in your spending. This is to say that, although there may be cheaper options out...