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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.

Delta Announces Major Profit-Sharing Bonuses for Employees

As the United States economy has continued to expand and executive compensation has expanded with it, income inequality has become a more high-profile topic. While that's partially because of the latest election cycle and the controversial 2017 tax bill, grassroots minimum wage hike efforts and the like have also played...

Chainalysis Suggests $2.8 Billion in Bitcoin Was Laundered Last Year

For as much mainstream success and acceptance as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have enjoyed in recent years, there are still those who remain skeptical of digital currency. In addition to those who criticize crypto for not having any "real value," regulators have repeatedly pointed to the ability to "launder" funds...

Chime, Robinhood Top FinTech VC Investments in Q4 2019

Looking back at 2019, it's fair to say that it was a pretty good year for FinTech. From startups launching new products to major acquisitions being announced, there was plenty of news to keep up on. Of course 2019 was also a big year for investments. In fact, the latest...

GoDaddy Unveils New Logo to Empower "The Everyday Entrepreneur"

To compete as a small business in the 21st century, there's no question that you'll need an effective website. For many, GoDaddy.com has been a starting point for this journey. With more than 19 million customers and 77 million domains under its registration, Arizona-based GoDaddy has become one of the...

Visa to Acquire FinTech Tool Plaid

Over the past few years, the FinTech Plaid has managed to make a name for itself not only with observers and investors but also with the millions of customers who use their product. At the same time many more have likely encountered Plaid and not even known it since it...

Average Experian FICO Score Reaches Another New High

This just in: Americans are continuing to improve their credit. According to Experian's 2019 Consumer Credit Review, the average FICO credit score now sits at 703. In addition to that being up two points from last year, it also marks a new record. More impressively, since 2010, the average has...

Goldman Sachs Debuts Marcus App at Long Last

Back in 2016, Goldman Sachs revealed that it was launching an online bank named Marcus, which would offer high-yield savings, certificates of deposit (CDs), loans, and more. As observers have noted, the debut of Marcus marked a bid by Goldman to appeal to a wider and notably younger crowd than...

Chase Adds New Perks to Sapphire Reserve, Increases Annual Fee

When it comes to credit cards, there are at least two major schools of thought: those who think they're evil and those who see them as a potentially positive tool. Yet, even among those in the latter camp, high-end credit cards can be a bit divisive, with some praising the...