Category: Personal Finance

Money at 30: What it Was Like Purchasing My First Life Insurance Policy

A few weeks back, I reviewed a platform called Everplans that helps you organize important documents and info for your loved ones lest anything happen to you. On the heels of that, I penned a post all about preparing your finances for after your death. During the process of writing these articles, I couldn't help but think about how I had yet to purchase a life insurance policy of my...

Robinhood Cryptocurrency Wallet Overview

For years — pretty much from the moment Robinhood introduced support for cryptocurrencies — users have clamored for a way to send their assets off-platform via wallets. Finally, after literal years, the app began rolling out such a function in late 2021, with the roll-out continuing into the new year. Now, in addition to buying and selling select crypto assets, Robinhood customers can also send and receive coins. But how...

Uber Relaunches UberPool as UberX Share

With demand for travel continuing to rise, the ridesharing app Uber has announced a feature to help both travelers and commuters to get to their destinations while saving money. After previously pausing its UberPool service option during the pandemic, Uber is now rolling out a replacement called UberX Share. At this time, the new option is available to riders in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, San...

Credit Karma Money Spend Adds Cashback Offers for Cardholders

Those looking to add some extra cash back into their pocket will soon have a new option. This week, the popular credit monitoring site Credit Karma announced a new feature for its Credit Karma Money customers. Now, debit cardholders will be able to earn cashback when making purchases from select retailers. According to the site, the list of eligible retailers includes national chains, such as Adidas and Shake Shack, as...

Instacart Express Rebrands as Instacart+, Announces New Features

The popular grocery delivery app Instacart is refreshing its branding. Today, it was announced that the subscription service known as Instacart Express would be renamed Instacart+. With that "plus" comes a couple of new features that could be beneficial to families using the service. Similar to its predecessor, Instacart+ will offer members free delivery on orders of $35 or more, 5% credit back on eligible pick-up orders, and reduced service...

WalletHub Names Best Credit Card Rewards Program For 2022

Are rewards credit cards worth it? It likely depends on which issuer and card option you choose. Now, to assist in that search, the personal finance site WalletHub has released its annual ranking of the best credit card reward programs. For the seventh year in a row, Capital One was named the best overall credit card rewards program. Furthermore, the bank's Venture card was declared their best, offering cardholders an...

Building Credit By Including Your Rent Payment History

Every month, millions of Americans pay their rent in full and on time — and shouldn’t that count for something? Instead, with while credit reports and scores often factor in payments made on loans, credit cards, etc., rent payments are typically excluded. However, that is starting to change. This is actually an issue that now Vice President and then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris brought to light during her 2020 campaign. Citing...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — May 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. First up, with the stock market seeing slumps as of late, we'll look at some articles that feature long-term investment plays. Next up is a pair of articles about spending money (as well as saving some). Then, we'll talk money "rules" to ignore, the proper...