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.

Ameritrade Survey Finds Many Investors Lack Knowledge of Retirement Accounts

How much do you know about your retirement accounts? Even if you contribute to an employer-sponsored 401(k) or even a traditional IRA, chances are you still might not be familiar with all of the rules, requirements, or fees that come with them. To prove this point, recently Ameritrade interviewed 1,006...

Become a Successful Solopreneur With These Essential Tools

Has there ever been a better time to be an entrepreneur? Between the strong economy, a growing number of sales outlets, and “side hustle” culture abounding, it’s really no wonder that small business optimism reached record levels last year. Speaking of side hustles, a recent development is the the rise...

Federal Reserve Seems Unlikely to Raise Rate This Year

Over the past year, one recurring economic story has revolved around the Federal Reserve. That’s because the central banking system spent 2018 slowly raising interest rates from their historically low levels — much to the dismay of the President. Although that trend was expected to extend into this year, it...

Micro-Investment App Stash Adds Stock-Back Rewards to Debit Card

The choice between using a debit card and a credit card isn't always so simple for consumers. Although the former is often seen as a more financially wise choice, most debit cards don't offer the same kinds of perks that many credit cards do. In response to this conundrum, a...

Chase Introduces New Checkless Accounts with Lower Fees

It may be surprising to some but, according to a 2017 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) report, 6.5% of households in the United States don’t have a traditional bank account. There are many reasons why Americans are unbanked but, anecdotally, rising fees are among the biggest reasons for what's keeping...

Despite Recent Dip, Housing Market Looks for Spring Uptick

Winter has never been a popular time to buy to home but a recent dip did have some economists concerned. In January home sales fell 1.2% from the prior month, leading some to ponder whether it was a sign of a larger slowdown. However, as CNN Business reports, analysts have...

Tally Introducing Free Automated Savings Service

Something that often gets lost in all the talk and controversy surrounding FinTech is that many of the companies wearing that label aim to improve the financial lives of their users, not hurt them. From making investing more accessible to giving consumers more effective tools for getting out of debt,...

How You Can Get Your Free Annual Credit Report and Monitor Your Credit 3

There was once a time when getting your credit report likely meant visiting a “free” site… and enrolling in a some paid program before you’d actually get to see your report. Thankfully those days are gone and you can now obtain a copy of your official credit reports directly from...