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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.

NASA Announces $51 Million in Small Business Investments

Recently, the world watched as the results of a major private-public partnership took to the sky. On May 30th, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida to the international space station. On the heels of that accomplishment, NASA has revealed the next round of companies...

Uber to Acquire Postmates for $2.65 Billion

After the chance to purchase one popular delivery service fell through for the company, Uber is on to the next. This week the ride-sharing company announced that it intends to acquire Postmates to further grow its own delivery offerings, including Uber Eats. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $2.65...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 2020

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 this month, following the outrage and hard conversations that have arisen following the death of George Floyd and other Black people in this...

Galileo Officially Launches Galileo Instant for Debit Card Creation

One major trend seen in the FinTech industry in recent years has been the roll-out of branded debit cards. Now, Galileo is looking to make creating such offerings even easier. Recently, the company announced the official launch of Galileo Instant after originally debuting a beta of the program in November...

U.S. Unemployment Rate Retreats to 11.1% in June

Last month saw more Americans returning to work, even as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the United States economy reclaimed 4.8 million jobs in June. That's a notable increase from the 2.7 million added in May (adjusted from the original 2.5...

FICO Introduces New Consumer Resilience Index 1

In recent years, there's been plenty of discussion about making changes to the credit score system that most Americans are forced to live by. In addition to some FinTech lenders developing their own decision algorithms, products such as Experian Boost have allowed consumers to provide more information that might help...

Empower Retirement To Acquire Personal Capital for Up to $1 Billion

The FinTech personal finance and investment tracking platform Personal Capital has just announced a big exit. This week, the company revealed that it is being acquired by retirement plan recordkeeper Empower Retirement. This acquisition will cost Empower up to $1 billion, with $825 million coming at closing and a contingency...

American Express Commits $200 Million to Latest Shop Small Campaign

For some time now, American Express has made its support of small businesses clear. While the credit card company's best-known link to the small business world is their invention of Small Business Saturday — which is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each November — their Shop Small efforts are...