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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.

JetBlue Joins the Basic Economy Bandwagon with Blue Basic

In recent years a slew of major domestic airlines have attempted to compete with more budget-friendly carriers by offering so-called "basic economy" fares. While the trend started with American Airlines, it has since spread to Delta and United. Now it seems another popular carrier is hopping on-board as well. As...

Number of U.S. Bank Branches Declining Overall, But Not Everywhere

Between the increasing functionality of mobile banking apps and the onslaught of FinTech challenger banks entering the space, it should be no surprise that the number of brick and mortar bank branch locations in the United States has declined significantly in the past several years. What may be surprising, however,...

IRS Increases Standard Deduction, Tax Bracket Incomes for 2020

Everyone knows that tax season doesn't really get underway until at least February as citizens scramble to complete their returns before April. However, with the end of the calendar year just ahead, the Internal Revenue Services — better known by the simple initials IRS — is already talking taxes. This...

Survey Shows Several Deferred Interest Misconceptions

While the infamous "Black Friday" that officially kicks off the holiday shopping season may still be a few weeks away, many consumers are already making their lists and checking them twice. During this process, buyers might come across special "0% interest" offers, seemingly allowing them to finance big-ticket items without...

Deserve Announces $50 Million Round Led by Goldman Sachs

Another FinTech (or FinTech-adjacent) firm has just announced a big fundraising round. As TechCrunch reports Goldman Sachs is leading a $50 million Series C for Deserve. Also joining the round are previous investors Sallie Mae, Aspect Ventures, Mission Holdings, Pelion Venture Partners, and Accel. Although Deserve's co-founder and CEO Kalpesh...

Amazon Reveals Small Business Academy Educational Initiative

It looks as though Amazon is once again showing its dedication to small business owners and attempting to aid in their success. Recently the online marketplace announced the launch of the Amazon Small Business Academy. This initiative will include webinars and in-person seminars focused on how entrepreneurs can leverage the...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 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. To kick things off we'll look at some money matters and personal finance realities. Then, given the multitude of big market and brokerage stories that...