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.

Opera Mobile Browser Introduces Crypto Wallet Feature

These days it seems that one of the quickest ways to get attention for your company is to utter the words "blockchain" or "cryptocurrency." While some have used this reality to fuel various gimmicks and promotions (see: Oscar Meyer), others have managed to integrate crypto into their existing products in a...

Untapped Home Equity Rises, Doubling from 2011

With the housing market warming with the growing economy, homeowners are also seeing the equity in their properties rise as well. Such equity could be utilized in a number of ways, including home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (often known as HELOCs) that can be used to...

Nearly Half of Millennials Say Their Credit is Holding Them Back 2

For many people, their 20s can be a rocky time for their finances. In fact, according to a TransUnion study, 43% of Millennials have subprime credit scores. As a result, it seems that nearly half of those in their 20s and early 30s are facing subsequent financial hardships. A new...

How Low Can Unemployment Go?

Compared to the dark days circa 2009, the unemployment rate in the U.S. is stellar — but how much better can it get? Although the rate actually increased to 4% in June from 3.8% in May, economists still expect it to fall in the months ahead. In fact, as The...

Amazon Boasts Small Business Benefits of Prime Day

Starting at noon on July 16th and extending through July 17th, Amazon will celebrate its annual Prime Day sale. Billed as a Black Friday equivalent exclusive to members of the site's Prime service, this will be the fourth iteration of the retail holiday. While past events have proven popular among deal-seeking...

Google Pay Integrates P2P Payments, Mobile Tickets into App

Just a few months after officially morphing from Android Pay to Google Pay, the mobile wallet app is continuing to evolve and integrate additional services. As TechCrunch reports, the latest features being rolled out by Google Pay include peer to peer payments and support for mobile ticketing. You may recall...

As the Economy Grows, More Americans are Quitting Their Jobs

With the U.S. economy steadily adding jobs and some employers even struggling to attract skilled workers to fill positions, a related phenomenon is on the rise: people are quitting their jobs. In fact, as The Wall Street Journal reports, voluntary terminations are nearing their highest point since 2001. Moreover, in...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 2018 3

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month.  In June automobiles proved to be a popular subject, with many bloggers offering their takes on everything from the car buying process to saving at the pump....