Authors - Jonathan Dyer

Jonathan Dyer

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Jonathan Dyer

I'm a small town guy living in Los Angeles looking to make solid financial decisions. I write for a number of finance websites, including HuffingtonPost and Business2Community. I founded DyerNews.com in 2015 to focus on personal finance and the emerging FinTech markets.

France and Germany Move to Block Facebook's Libra

When Facebook first unveiled official plans for the cryptocurrency Libra, there was certainly excitement from some circles. Unfortunately regulators haven't been quite as thrilled, with many jurisdictions sharing their concerns and questions. Now two European countries are taking things one step further, announcing that they'll move to block the digital...

Square's Cash App Reportedly Looking to Offer Stock Trading

Among many small business owners and patrons, Square is known for their point of sale interface and — before that — their card readers that allowed smartphones to become cash registers. While those are still cored products, the company has frequently expanded into other areas of FinTech. This includes their...

Dow, S&P 500 Rebound to Near Record Highs

For investors, August 2019 proved to be a roller coaster of a month. Following several erratic swings, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed down from where they began on August 1, making for the second-worst month so far this year. With history suggesting that September is...

Dwolla Partners with Currencycloud to Enable International Payments

These days entrepreneurs are no longer limited to their own geographic regions. Instead the Internet makes it possible to sell to customers around the world. At the same time these transactions can be complicated due to differing currencies and payment platforms. That's why two FinTechs — Dwolla and Currencycloud —...

Stripe Introduces Stripe Corporate Card Visa

Looking for a corporate card to manage your small business's expenses? Stripe hopes they have the solution. This week the company announced that it was launching its new Stripe Corporate Card, allowing business owners to earn cash back and other rewards. If this news is bringing upon déjà vu it's...

Money at 30: Celebrating Three Years Since My "Financial Awakening"

This past week, I attended my second FinCon. If you're not familiar, this annual event is where "money and media meet." In other words, it's a conference for personal finance bloggers, advisors, brands, and others to come together. Whether I'm discussing my site, YouTube channel, or other projects, one of...

Small Business Software Company Thryv Announces The Thryv Foundation

While one of the top perks of being an entrepreneur is working for yourself, managing a small business alone is never simple. That's something the people at Thryv know well, leading them to offer a number of small business tools, from CRMs and appointment booking to marketing automation and social...

WalletHub Ranks Best and Worst Retirement Cities for 2019

What's the best place for retirees to live after they hang up their hat? WalletHub has a few ideas. Previously the personal finance site has ranked the top states for retirees but now a new study looks specifically at the best and worst retirement cities. To determine their rankings, WalletHub...