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American Express Partners with PayPal, Venmo for New "Split It" Feature

There's no doubt that the advent of peer to peer (P2P) payment apps has made it easier for friends and family to split dinner bills, reimburse each other for gas money, and much more. Nevertheless, as simple as services such as PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, and others make the process,...

Zuckerberg Heading Back to Capitol Hill to Talk Libra

Ever since Facebook initially announced plans for the cryptocurrency Libra, it's faced a seemingly endless wave of critiques and inquiries from regulators. Neverthless the company has remained resolute, saying it would continue to pursue its plans while working to assuage concerns. Now, as part of those efforts, it's been revealed...

Robinhood Takes Second Stab at Cash Management Account

Late last year, the commission-free stock trading platform Robinhood announced it would soon be offering a "Checking & Savings" account. These would complete with a debit card and a headline-worthy a 3% APY on savings. Unfortunately those plans were quickly rebuffed by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, sending Robinhood back...

Money at 30: My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking

Over the past few years, my wife and I have had the good fortune of getting to enjoy an increasing amount of travel. This includes heading to domestic locations such as Los Angeles for the D23 Expo, Orlando to visit Walt Disney World, and Washington D.C. to attend FinCon as...

Survey Finds "Improving Productivity" to Be Top Challenge for Business Owners

Being an entrepreneur means overcoming several obstacles and finding solutions to difficult problems. With that in mind, what specific issues are U.S. small business owners most anticipating on the horizon? A survey by professional employer organization (PEO) Oasis asked more 300 small business owners (with more than 10 employees but...

Charles Schwab Eliminates Trading Commission Fees, Others Follow

Change is in the wind — can you feel it? Just as the leaves are starting to display their autumn coloring and falling to the ground, commission fees at three major brokerage firms are dropping to new lows as well. Now customers of Charles Schwab, Ameritrade, and E*Trade can buy...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2019

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. First up we'll feature some recent reflections on the financial independence (FI) movement. Then (appropriately enough) we'll look at some investment-related articles. Finally we'll explore...

Samsung Pay Adds International Payments Thanks to Finablr Partnership

When Apple first unveiled Apple Pay in 2014, the expectation was that mobile payments would make major in-roads within a short period of time. Unfortunately that wasn't exactly the case, despite efforts by Apple, Google, Samsung, and others. Since then those companies have expanded on their mobile wallet product offerings,...