Author

Jonathan Dyer

Jonathan Dyer

Author

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.

Small Business Saturday: Preparing for This Year's Event 2

Not only is the holiday season quickly approaching us but so is Small Business Saturday — the now eight-year-old "holiday" created to encourage consumers to support their local stores. Last year 112 million consumers shopped or dined at small business on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, marking a 13% increase from...

Wells Fargo Leads the Pack in Mobile Banking Features

Last September it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees had created upwards of two million accounts without their customers' knowledge. Then, in August of this year, the company discovered another 1.4 million fake accounts, bringing the total to around 3.5 million. Despite the fallout from that scandal, it seems the institution is excelling in at least one area: mobile banking.

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2017

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. This month brought word that Equifax — one of the three major credit reporting bureaus — had been hacked, compromising millions of customers' data. As...

Half Way to Tax Time — How You Should be Preparing

April may still be a ways off but that doesn't mean you shouldn't already be thinking about your taxes. In fact, by getting a jump on your tax planning this Halloween, you may help avoid a scary tax time experience next spring.

4 Quick Tips for Developing Your Small Business's Mission Statement

Even if they may sound hokey to some, the truth is that company mission statements can be a powerful tool. Not only will they help align your team around a clear common goal but may also serve to motivate you and help you overcome some of the hurdles that come with being an entrepreneur.

Asking Your Credit Card Issuers for Help

Believe it or not, your credit card issuers can actually be pretty flexible. In fact, in some cases, all you need to do is ask and they may be willing to help. Although there's no guarantee that even the nicest of requests will be filled, there's no harm in inquiring about a credit limit increase, waived fees, reduced interest, or changed due date.

Are Disasters "Good" for the Economy?

This summer Americans watched as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria took lives and left devastating destruction in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico respectively. In such times of horror, it's understandable that many would want to look for a silver lining. That's what New York Fed President William Dudley attempted to offer when speaking to CNBC recently.

3 Smart Ways to Start Growing Your Savings

Anyone who knows anything about personal finance knows that it's important to set aside savings for large purchases, unforeseen expenses, and eventual retirement. Unforunately for many, saving is something they know they should do but spending often proves itself to be far more fun. Thankfully there are a few ways you can...