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SIM Swapping Hack Proves Latest Threat in Cryptocurrency Theft

For all the excitement and possibilities that come with cryptocurrencies, there's also been a fair number of frustrations. Looking past the price volatility that's sunk many investors' accounts, hacking has also proven to be a problem for crypto holders. Adding to the issue, there's little recourse hacking victims can take...

Universal Basic Income: What It Is and What People Are Saying About It

In recent years, universal basic income has been discussed by several notable figures, including Silicon Valley totems Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg as well as political notables like Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Yet, while you might assume that, based on those names, UBI was strictly a progressive platform issue,...

One-Third of Small Businesses Worried About U.S. Trade Policy

While optimism among small business owners may be high, that doesn't mean that there aren't causes for concern. Take, for example, the United States' trade policy that has resulted in several tariffs being enacted against imports from numerous nations and, in turn, tariffs imposed on outbound U.S. goods. Now the latest...

Zelle Reportedly Looking to Expand into Business Payments

In a relatively short period of time, Zelle has grown into the most-used peer to peer (P2P) payments app, topping competitors like Venmo, Square's Cash App, and App Pay Cash. Now it seems the big bank-backed app is looking to expand its reach even further. According to a report by...

Credit Scores Rise Dramatically After Filing Bankruptcy

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve Rhode that we think is of interest to Dyer News readers. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia did some research into the recovery of credit and credit scores following filing Chater 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. As with most empirical research...

Congressional Budget Office Projects Economic Slowing in 2019

Last month it was announced that the U.S. economy grew by an impressive 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018. The figure was well-touted by President Trump, who declared, "We’re on track to hit the highest annual growth rate in over 13 years." Now the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that...

Money at 30: Two Years Later

I don't know how this is possible but it's now been two years since I started this weekly column here on Dyer News. In that time a lot has changed for me personally, professionally, and financially... while also staying about the same. I'm still married, we continue to live in...

Square Announces Cash App Bitcoin Sales in All 50 States

Multi-faceted FinTech firm Square had some big news to share yesterday, announcing that users of their Cash App could now purchase Bitcoin regardless of which state they reside. In a tweet sharing the news, Square declared "Red, white, and Bitcoin,"accompanied by an image of a bald eagle carrying a Bitcoin logo...