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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.

Learn to make your money work for you. Whether it’s getting debt free or investment advice we have you covered.

Aspiration vs. SoFi Money: Which Online Banking Option is Better? 4

For those who can live without depositing cash and speaking with in-person tellers, online-only banking options have a lot to offer. Moreover, as the popularity of these offerings continue to grow, competition has brought even more attractive features to consumers. Of course, as a dedicated reviewer and blogger, I'm always...

Survey Finds Majority of Americans are Struggling to Reduce Debt Amid Coronavirus Crisis

If it weren't already clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting Americans in their pocketbooks, the latest edition of a financial literacy poll once again highlights some of the struggles consumers are having. The survey (conducted by Harris Poll) asked 2,000 U.S. adults about their current financial situation and what...

Average Mortgage Rate Falls Below 3%

Those looking to buy a home or to refinance may encounter lower interest rates than they have before. According to Mortgage News Daily, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to just 2.97% last week. That marks a new record low as the economy continues to experience impacts...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — May 2020 3

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 some more looks at money during a pandemic. Then, we'll talk about changing financial directions. Finally, we'll cover saving on...

U.S. Economy Regains 2.5 Million Jobs in May

Ever since the start of lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis in the United States, it was clear that the nation would be in for some rough jobs reports. Sure enough, the country has seen multiple record-breaking weeks of new jobless claims as well as a major spike to the unemployment...

Life After a Pandemic: Americans Weigh in on Potential Financial Changes 2

With more and more states moving toward phased reopenings, how are taxpayers feeling about potential life after the pandemic — and what financial and lifestyle changes do they anticipate? That's what a new survey from the site WalletHub aimed to answer. One major change that the current crisis could inspire...

14% of Americans Report Tapping Retirement Savings During Crisis

During a time when most Americans are adapting to a "new normal," they may also be making adjustments to their finances — including to funds they'd normally set aside for retirement. As part of the CARES Act, workers can now borrow a larger portion of their retirement savings (the lower...

What is a 401(k) Loan and is it a Good Idea? 2

For many employees, their 401(k) plan is their main means of saving for retirement and it may also represent the bulk of their net worth. Given this reality, it's no wonder that some individuals might look at their retirement savings and wish that they could utilize some of those funds...