Category: Personal Finance

Money at 30: Lessons Learned from My International Dog Sitting Adventure

A few months back, I wrote a post sharing that my wife and I were considering adopting a dog while also recounting some of costs we were totaling up as we furthered our research. Well, thanks to some unexpected travels, our plans to get a pup of our own have been delayed. But, in the meantime, we're getting a small trial run this week as we pet sit for a...

Survey: 38% of Investors Pulled Money From the Market Over Past Year

When it comes to the economy, the stock market, and other financial matters, there's certainly been no shortage of news lately. And while some of these stories may not directly impact everyday Americans, they can still lead to a reaction from investors and others keeping a closer eye on such matters. Recently, MagnifyMoney commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers to ask how current affairs had influenced their...

A Round-Up of FinTech Banking Options for Teens and Kids

One of the important lessons we learn in our lives is how to manage our money. Yet, financial education is often lacking from the curriculum taught to students in school. Furthermore, while learning the basics from books and lessons can be helpful, it's the "real world" experience that can really drive these principles home. That's why, in recent years, a number of financial technology companies (or "FinTechs") have created platforms...

Tips and Tools for Rebuilding Your Credit

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes can be forgiven but, in other cases, the repercussions of these missteps can be long-lasting. Sadly, when it comes to credit, sometimes small mess-ups can mean years of poor scores — but it doesn't have to last forever. If you've made some credit mistakes in your past and are looking to improve your scores ahead of buying a home, vehicle, etc., there are a...

Study: Average Worker Spends $8,467 on Commuting Costs Each Year

How much time per year do you spend driving to or from work? On top of that, how much does commuting cost you on an annual basis? If you're like the majority of workers, the answer could be as much as hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, as a new study highlights. According to data compiled by Clever — using figures from the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — April 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. With spring having sprung, we'll start things off with some spring cleaning — both for your home and for your finances. Then, we'll look at a pair of articles all about time. Lastly, we'll talk hiding money from yourself, experience spending, and more. As usual,...

Money at 30: What Are You Waiting For with Your Credit Card Rewards?

Over the past few years, I've written a lot about credit cards, with an emphasis on the rewards and benefits they can offer. Yet, while I've continually tried to improve how efficiently I'm earning points and cashback, it occurs to me that I haven't actually spent many of these rewards in recent memory (aside from using some for a hotel reservation I later canceled and trying out Chase's Pay Yourself...

Spring Cleaning Tips: How to Decide Between Hidden Treasures and Garbage

Everyone knows that completing a spring cleaning project and freeing your home of clutter is a great feeling. However that doesn't make the actual work of going through your home and organizing your belongings any easier. One of the hardest parts about getting rid of items you no longer need is deciding whether they could go on to have another life elsewhere or whether their journey should end with you. ...