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.

Walmart Exec Gives Update on Retailer's FinTech Efforts

Of all the retailers you might expect to be pushing forward the adoption of digital wallets and other FinTech products, Walmart is probably not be first on your list. And yet the mega-chain has been doing just that via their Walmart Pay option, partnerships with PayPal, and more. That's why...

New Study Highlights Which Stores Have the Best Black Friday Discounts

If the blasts of cold weather and snow in parts of the country weren't a clear indication that the holiday season was well on its way, this week marks the official kickoff of the retail bonanza as so-called Black Friday arrives. Despite several retailers getting an even earlier jump on...

Small Business Optimism Hot Streak Reaches Two-Year Mark 1

It's been a little while since we last checked in on the National Federation of Independent Business's small business optimism index but things seem to still be going strong. In fact the NFIB notes that this month marks two straight years where small business optimism has remained at historically high levels. Furthermore, coming at...

Bitcoin Prices Drop to Yearly Low as Perceived Price Floor Gives Out

So much for that $6,000 floor. This week Bitcoin prices broke through that perceived bottom barrier, plummeting as low as $5,300. After weeks of stability and prices sitting comfortably in the $6,200 to $6,800 range, this dip brought prices to their lowest point this year. Of course it's also a...

P2P Lender Prosper Announces Plans for HELOC Product 2

When it comes to being a FinTech "disruptor," stagnation can easily mean death. Because of this, companies in the business of revolutionizing finance and technology are constantly looking for new markets to enter and ways to improve their product. In some cases — as we recently saw with OnDeck spinning off...

Average Holiday Season Spending Expected to Top $1,000 This Year

Thanksgiving and Black Friday may still be a couple of weeks away but, make no mistake, the holiday season has arrived. As the shopping bonanza gets underway, new studies are attempting to estimate how much the average American adult will end up spending on gifts, decorations, and other festivities this...

Dow Drops 600+ Points, Tech Sector Leads Losses

Just under a week ago the markets saw sharp increases after midterms elections resulted in a split congress. However other news has dampened that party, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to lose as much as 600 points during today's trading session. While there are many factors fueling the sell-off,...

Mastercard & Bank of America Announce "Grow Your Biz Contest" Winner

Back in September, Mastercard and Bank of America announced the start of the second annual Grow Your Biz Contest. Promoting the fact that 60% of U.S. small businesses say they plan to grow their operations in the next five years, the contest asked a simple question: "How?" Entrepreneurs were invited to answer...