Category: Personal Finance

Money at 30: Are Discount Airlines Worth It? 3 Big Things to Consider

At the time that I'm writing this, I've just returned from a week in Las Vegas. This latest trip also meant another flight on the discount airline Allegiant, which I've now flown several times and have reviewed in depth. But, while I've gotten used to some of the quirks that come with flying a discount carrier, it occurs to me that many others may have questions about them — especially...

Digital Gift Ideas: Picks to Consider in 2021

It's not even Halloween yet and there's already panic about the winter holiday season. That's because several U.S. businesses are currently eduring a variety of supply chain issues while bracing for more. Although steps are now being taken to hopefully avoid the worst of this, consumer might want to start considering alternatives as the shopping season gets underway. In particular, it may be worth looking at gift ideas that aren't...

Money at 30: 3 Forward-Looking Purchases We Made This Month

I have to level with you, I have a ton of reviews in my queue at the moment. Currently, I have at least half a dozen apps and debit cards I'm testing, right now I'm in Las Vegas where I'll be reviewing at least two hotel rooms and five products (one of which I already posted), and there's a book I've literally been trying to finish for a year. But,...

Gas Prices Continue to Rise Nationally as Oil Prices Surge

Oftentimes, when the autumn season starts, motorists may notice that gasoline prices fall along with the leaves and temperatures. Unfortunately, this year seems to be bucking that trend. Instead, despite the summer road trip season ending, gas prices continue to inch upwards. According to data from the app GasBuddy (which includes price reports from more than 150,000 stations), the national average for gas rose to $3.25 per gallon this week....

Money at 30: Couples' Finance Lessons After Eight Years of Marriage

This week, my wife Rebekah and I celebrated our eight-year anniversary. In that time, we've made a number of financial decisions together. From big ones like our frugal wedding, moving across the country, and "splurging" on a new (used) car to smaller ones we make on a near-daily basis, I feel like we've learned a lot about managing our money as a couple. In fact, at the risk of sounding...

Fewer Consumers Plan on Applying For Store Cards This Shopping Season

As October begins and the holiday shopping season draws nearer, it looks as though fewer consumers plan on applying for store credit cards. According to a recent LendingTree survey, 29% of respondents say they're likely to open a store credit card this year. That's down significantly from last year where 44% of those surveyed suggested they were considering one. However, while this result did mark a three-year low, it is...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 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. This time around, we'll start with a few financial independence-focused posts followed by some minimalist tips and tools. Then, as summer turns to fall, we'll look at some travel and vacation articles. Lastly, we'll look at cash back portals, a simple and cheap financial tool,...

Survey Finds Americans Save Average of $757 with Credit Card Rewards

Love them or hate them, the use of credit cards is on the rise. Additionally, despite this form of payment often being associated with debt, it seems as though a number of consumers are using plastic (or metal) to their benefit. In fact, according to a new survey commissioned by SlickDeals, Americans save an average of $757 per year thanks to credit card rewards. In terms of how many credit...