Category: Money Management

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Wyndham Enables Digital Tipping Powered by Béné

For those hotel guests who may have wished to directly tip staff members at a certain property but didn't have any cash on hand, Wyndham — which not only operates a number of hotels under its own brand name but also counts Days Inn, La Quinta, Super 8, and other chains under its umbrella — has announced the launch of a digital payment solution powered by Béné. A new mobile...

Priceline VIP Rewards Credit Card Introduces PricePoints Feature

Late last year, the travel booking site Priceline in partnership with Barclays introduced the Priceline VIP Rewards Visa. Now, the card is adding a new feature with a somewhat unique benefit for cardholders. This week, the two companies announced the debut of PricePoint. With this feature, customers will be able to earn points on Priceline bookings even when redeeming points for those bookings. For example, a customer redeeming $100 in...

American Consumers Added $67.1 Billion to Credit Card Debt in Q2

As 2022 rolls on, American consumers are now piling on more credit card debt. According to the latest Credit Card Debt Study from WalletHub, credit card debt among U.S. adults increased by $67.1 billion during the second quarter of 2022. That marks the largest increase seen during a Q2 and is 50% higher than the $44.9 billion in debt consumers added in Q2 2021. Furthermore, the site notes that the...

Money at 30: Why Budget Hotels May Save You More Than You Think

When it comes to travel accommodations, I'm typically of two dueling mindsets. On the one hand, I don't feel a need to stay at the most luxurious properties in many cases — especially if I don't plan on staying in the room for all that long. Yet, I've often turned up my nose at traditional budget-friendly hotel and motel brands while on the road for one reason or another. However,...

American Express Introduces Amex Round-Up Charity Feature

A major credit card issuer will soon offer cardholders an easy way to increase their charitable giving. American Express has announced the launch of Amex Round-Up — a service that will enable cardholders to round-up their purchases and donate the change to the charity of their choice. The new feature will be rolling out to select U.S personal Card Members "in the coming weeks." At this time, only Primary Card...

Experian Boost Beta Adds Rent Payment Reporting Feature

As many Americans are now aware, the United States credit system has some notable flaws. Among them is the fact that, in order to build credit, you typically need someone to extend you credit, creating a bit of a "Catch 22." Additionally, even though consumers might regularly pay bills for utilities, cell phones, and rent on time, such payments traditionally had no impact on their credit. That's where Experian's Boost...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — August 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. To kick things off, we'll look at a trio of posts about various aspects of retirement — from planning for it to living it. After that, we'll discuss spending on essentials. Lastly, we'll close the month out with lessons from millionaires, the truth about the...

Average FICO Credit Score Remains Stagnant at 716

There's good news and bad news when it comes to today's credit scores. According to FICO, the average credit score is currently 716 — matching what it's been since April 2021. Notably, this is the first time in 10 years that the average FICO credit score didn't increase year-over-year. The previous example was from 2012 when the average was 689 for two consecutive Octobers (plus a brief increase to 690 in...