Category: Money Management

Personal finance and money management can be very confusing. Most people know that optimizing their finances is important but few feel confident that they have the knowledge to do so.

At Dyer News we stay on top of the latest economic trends, financial products, and money management strategies in order to provide the knowledge to help you use the money you have today to live the life you want.

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Gap and Barclays Unveil New Co-Branded Credit Card Slate

Fans of the well-known retail brands of Gap Inc. will now have new credit card options to choose from. This week, the company unveiled updated co-branded rewards cards from Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. What's more, for a limited time, new cardholders can earn a bonus that will earn them additional reward points on purchases. Gap Inc.'s line-up of cards features four of the company's brands and their...

Building Credit By Including Your Rent Payment History

Every month, millions of Americans pay their rent in full and on time — and shouldn’t that count for something? Instead, with while credit reports and scores often factor in payments made on loans, credit cards, etc., rent payments are typically excluded. However, that is starting to change. This is actually an issue that now Vice President and then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris brought to light during her 2020 campaign. Citing...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — May 2022 

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. First up, with the stock market seeing slumps as of late, we'll look at some articles that feature long-term investment plays. Next up is a pair of articles about spending money (as well as saving some). Then, we'll talk money "rules" to ignore, the proper...

U.S. Economy Adds 390,000 Jobs in May 2022

In early 2020, the United States economy lost more than 22 million jobs. Now, just over two years later, the deficit has been chipped down to fewer than one million jobs. This milestone comes as the economy faces new headwinds, yet continues to see job gains. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the United States economy added 390,000 jobs during the month of May. Despite amounting to...

Top Credit Cards for Summer Fun — Travel, Entertainment, and More

While sticklers for what the calendar says might push back on this statement, summer is here! And, with it, all of the summer fun — much of which we've missed out on in recent years — is here as well. From travel to concerts to amusement parks and beyond, there's plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed while the weather is warm. So what if you could earn rewards while engaging...

Klarna Officially Launches Klarna Card in the U.S.

Earlier this year, the popular "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) platform Klarna announced plans for a Klarna Card, opening a waitlist for the product. Today, the card is officially launched in the United States. Moreover, the company has also introduced a suite of Financial Overview features to its app. First, Klarna Card customers have the choice between two card designs: black or pink. Then, once approved, cardholders will be able...

Money at 30: "Part-Time for a Reason"

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to catch up with an old friend of mine I knew from my days in Los Angeles. Among the many topics we covered as we sat at an outdoor shopping center for the better part of three hours was her work. Detailing some of the struggles and frustrations she has with her employer in recent months, she said something that caught...

Building Credit: What Consumers Need to Know and Tools to Try

In the United States, consumers rely on their credit scores in a number of ways. Not only can your scores come into play when applying for a loan, mortgage, or credit card but can also be a factor when setting up utilities, starting wireless phone service, and much more. Heck, your prospective employer may even do a credit check on you. Yet, given the importance of credit in our society,...