Money at 30: BlockFi Interest Account Review

For years, I'd been hearing about cryptocurrencies and found myself increasingly intrigued. Unfortunately, at the time, I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to purchase, trade, or spend them. Thankfully, that's changed a lot in recent years as crypto and blockchain become more mainstream. Yet, what's interesting to me is that cryptocurrencies are still often treated as an investment instead of, well, currency. That's why BlockFi got...

IRS Increases 401(k) Contribution Limit for 2022 Tax Year

As the new year approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced some changes to its retirement account contribution limits as part of its regular cost‑of‑living adjustments. Most notably, this includes an increase in the total amount employees can contribute to their 401(k) during the tax year. Additionally, income limits for IRAs and the Saver's Credit have been adjusted upwards as well. Next year, the employee contribution limit for 401(k)...

Burger King Partners with Robinhood for Crypto Promotion

There's no question that the past few years have seen cryptocurrencies growing increasingly mainstream. While trading these digital assets was once a challenging and technically advanced experience, now there are plenty of easy-to-use options. Speaking to that reality, iconic fast-food chain Burger King has announced a partnership with Robinhood that will allow customers to win crypto assets with their food orders. For a limited time, when Burger King Royal Perks...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 2021

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. We'll start things off with a pair of posts about credit cards. Then, we'll transition to retirement, including early and semi-retirement. Lastly, we'll look at bad financial advice, sponsored content, renting vs. owning, and more. As usual, this month’s list includes a couple of Dyer...

Capital One Announces Premium Credit Card, Venture X

With the travel industry continuing to rebound, Capital One is finally joining the premium travel credit card scene. This week, the bank officially announced the Venture X card. As CNN reports, the new card will open applications on November 9th and feature a slew of travel benefits along with a special introductory welcome bonus. Starting with the annual fee, the Venture X card will come at a cost of $395....

T-Mobile Announces Paramount+ Perk for Post-Paid Customers

Over the past several years, the entertainment landscape has shifted tremendously with the advent of streaming services. While this trend initially enabled consumers to save money via so-called "cord-cutting," the sheer number of platforms that have popped up has begun to bloat some customers' entertainment budgets. To help ease some of that burden, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced that customers will soon be able to enjoy Paramount+ for free thanks to...

Wage Growth Among Small Businesses Hit Record High October

Slowly but surely, the United States is adding back jobs that were lost at the start of the pandemic. At the same time, several businesses have reported being unable to fill open positions, leading some to increase compensation. Now, the latest Paychex IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch figures show that wage growth is continuing to accelerate. According to the report, hourly earnings hit an average of $29.77. That marks...

Money at 30: Ando Bank Review

If you're a long-time follower of my column, you've probably seen me discuss the digital banking account Aspiration before. While I was pleased with how that account balanced an environmental message and being a solid banking product at first, things went downhill quickly as the latter elements suffered significantly. That's why I was excited to discover another green-centric banking option in Ando. So what does Ando have to offer and...