Authors - Jonathan Dyer

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.

Earn Passive Income By Renting Your Timeshare 1

Depending on who you ask, timeshares are a great way to save on vacation or a money trap that'll end up costing you. Despite some of the negative connotations some of these arrangements carry, the popularity of timeshares continues. In fact some properties have evolved their models, making them more...

Average Millennial Auto Debt Rises in Q2 2019

As we recently learned, this holiday weekend, a great number of Americans will be shopping for new vehicles. While this time of year might offer some strong deals and incentives, it seems that many Millennial car buyers are taking on more auto debt than they have in recent years.  In...

Study Shows Small Business Loan Approval Rates by Industry

Ever since the economy began rebounding from the Great Recession, we've seen small business loan approval rates at big banks continue to rise. On top of that numerous alternatives have emerged, including online and peer to peer lenders. However a major factor that could inform whether or not you're approved...

77.5 Million Americans Plan on Car Shopping This Labor Day Weekend

In America, it seems certain holidays become associated with different shopping events — the largest example being the day after (or, in recent years, day of) Thanksgiving sales known as Black Friday. With summer nearing its end one such retail holiday is just around the corner, as Labor Day has...

XYPN FinTech Competition Announces Six Finalists

Next month, XY Planning Network will host its fourth annual FinTech Competitionn in St. Louis, Missouri. This year's event drew more than 30 applications from startups looking to improve financial services provided to Gen X and Millennial clients. Now XYPN is announcing that six of these companies have been selected...

Some Libra Backers Reportedly Spooked by Regulatory Scrutiny

Back in June, following months of rumors, Facebook officially unveiled plans for the cryptocurrency Libra. In that announcement it was revealed that, while Facebook was taking the lead on the project and would also be introducing the Calibra crypto wallet, there were several partners that had signed-up to support the...

Goldman Sachs, Citi, and JPMorgan Lead U.S. Banks in FinTech Investment

The question of whether FinTechs and banks are friends or foes has been a topic of debate for more than a decade now. Funny enough, the perception of animosity persists despite the two camps regularly partnering with each other. On top of that, several banks have taken to investing in...

60%+ of Small Business Owners Report High Job Satisfaction

Running a small business is not an easy job by any means. With owners bearing the brunt of responsibilities ranging from quality control to managing employees and much more, entrepreneurs often deal with a lot of stress. Despite that, a recent survey from Finimpact finds that the vast majority of...