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Tips and Tools for Building a Better Emergency Fund

Life can be unexpected. As a result it's important to prepare yourself — and your finances — for the worst case scenario. In the latter case, one of the best ways to ensure that an unforeseen expense, job loss, or other setback doesn't become exacerbated is to have an emergency...

U-Pack Review: A More Affordable and Convenient Moving Option?

There are many great benefits to moving that often get overlooked. For example relocating can be a great way to save money or may offer new job opportunities. At the same time there's no getting around the fact that moving can be a huge pain. This reality has often led...

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Suggest Interest Rate Cap on Credit Cards

A 2020 presidential hopeful and a popular Congressional freshman have announced that they're teaming up to take on the credit card industry. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez announced last week that they'll be introducing legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%. Not surprisingly, as USA Today...

Money at 30: 2019 Ibotta App Review 3

I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of digital coupons. For some reason I was looking at the website for my local grocery store when I found a section dedicated to coupons. At the time I was confused how you redeemed these coupons since they weren't...

Congress Reintroduces Bill to Fine Credit Bureaus for Data Breaches

Back in 2017, Equifax — one of three major credit bureaus in the United States — experienced a massive breach. As a result an estimated 147 million Americans saw private data exposed, making them vulnerable to identity theft and other dangers. And while the fallout from this event has led...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — April 2019 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. Starting this off, we look at a couple of articles related to some of the largest purchases many of us will make in our lifetimes....

Survey Finds Foreign Transaction Fees May Surprise Majority of Cardholders

When considering a new credit card it's likely that consumers will evaluate some of the various perks, including cash back, airline miles, and more. However an emphasis on these benefits may cause them to overlook certain fees — especially if they don't believe such costs will affect them. Considering that...