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Survey Finds 45% of Americans Took on More Debt During Pandemic

Despite multiple rounds of stimulus and an overall decrease in credit card debt during 2020, many Americans have found themselves taking on more debt since the start of the pandemic. According to a new survey conducted by Inside 1031, 45% of respondents saw their credit card debt rise since March...

Walgreens Introduces 'Scarlet' Account and Debit Card

For years, pharmacies have proven to be convenient financial service locations as various FinTech accounts have allowed customers to make deposits at CVS, Walgreen, and other locations. Now one of those brands is taking on a larger role in the experience by introducing an account of its own. Last week,...

One-Third of Recent College Grads Turn to the Internet for Money Advice

It's often said that those graduating college or other higher education institutions are entering the "real world." Of course, in the past couple of years, that "real world" has been far from normal. Nevertheless, a new survey of recent college graduates conducted by Experian found that Gen Zers were actually...

Money at 30: The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Spending

When brainstorming ideas for my column today, I told my wife that perhaps I could share a tip about saving money on Halloween candy by attending one of the Walt Disney World parties we went to this week instead of buying sweets from the store. Apparently not realizing that I...

Survey: 77% of Americans Report Using Delivery Services in the Past Year

It may come as no surprise that, throughout the pandemic, the popularity of delivery services has ramped up. This not only restaurant delivery services such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash but also grocery services like Instacart and several other "to your door" courier options. Now, a survey commissioned by...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — July 2021 2

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, we'll look at some "advice on advice," as various bloggers push back on common conceptions and "expert" opinions. Then, we'll assess different money...

Talking About Money With Your Partner: Tips and Why It's Important

As we're all aware, it's rude to talk about matters of money... right? Whether or not you believe that rule stands in the case of dinner parties and family gatherings, there is definitely one person you absolutely should discuss finances with: your partner — or spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, significant other, fiance,...

Money Challenges: Pros, Cons, Examples, and Tools 3

If you've ever made an effort to start saving money, there's a good chance that you encountered a few stumbling blocks. For one, the ever-popular "spend less, save more" goal lacks the specifics necessary to make it stick. Meanwhile, while setting aside money might feel good at first, maintaining motivation...