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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.

Acorns App Makes it Easy to Save and Invest 33

We’ve all probably heard it said that the key to building wealth is investing. Unfortunately, especially among those of a younger generation, getting started with investing can seem intimidating, preventing many from even trying. Enter Acorns — a mobile app that looks to make investing not only easy but also...

TomoCredit Raises $7 Million for Unique Credit Card Product

A startup looking to revolutionize the credit-building card market has just earned itself a significant investment. As reported by TechCrunch, TomoCredit has announced that it recently raised $7 million. The seed round included participation from KB Investment Inc., BAM Ventures, Knollwood Investment Advisory, Strong Ventures, Passport Capital, Ulu Ventures, and...

Survey Finds 28% of Small Businesses Don't Have Websites

Does your small business currently have a website? If not, you're actually not alone. According to a new survey of 500 small business owners conducted by Top Design Firms, 28% of small businesses do not have a website of their own. However, 44% of those respondents without business sites state...

Jasper Mastercard Unveils New Reward Program Tying Cashback Rate to Referrals

In today's economy, there are several ways that credit card issuers aim to entice consumers into carrying their products. Typically, this starts with some sort of sign-up bonus and continues with either cashback, miles, or points earned on purchases cardholders make. However, companies like Jasper are looking to shake up...

Cloud Accounting Startup Lockstep Announces $10 Million Round

In a sea of digital banking services and budgeting apps, it's easy to forget how large the scope of FinTech actually is. Additionally, while many startups are focused on P2P, there are plenty of financial needs in the B2B space as well. Enter Lockstep — a cloud accounting startup aiming...

Bitcoin Soars to Record High As Tesla Announces Plans to Accept the Cryptocurrency

Just as Bitcoin ended 2020 in style, it seems to be having an even better 2021. Although the asset remains volatile, it's seen a fairly steady rise in recent months — a far cry from the crash observed just a few years earlier. Now Bitcoin is getting another boost in...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2021 2

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. As we welcome the new year, we begin with a look at living your financial values and principles. Then, we'll check in on the FIRE...

Amex and Resy Introduce "Order In, Help Out" Campaign in Support of Independent Restaurants

Continuing its efforts to support small businesses, American Express is now turning its attention specifically to independent restaurants. This week, the card company alongside Resy — a restaurant reservation platform acquired by Amex in 2019 — announced the "Order In, Help Out" campaign, encouraging consumers to help their local eateries....