Category: Personal Finance

Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Mostly Stay Steady for 2022

In recent months, the main economic story in America has been inflation. Two weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Consumer Price Index showed prices increasing by 6.2% over the past 12 months, marking the largest yearly increase since 1990. Yet, despite prices climbing on a number of everyday items, it looks as though health insurance premiums purchased on state and federal marketplaces will remain relatively unchanged from 2021. According...

A Look at the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

A few years back, I remember listening to a podcast as they discussed the topic of digital nomads. In particular, they brought on two women who embarked on a year-long "workation," as they called in, which saw them living and working in a different city each month. I was floored. Somehow it had never occurred to me that such things were possible — even though I had personally moved to...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 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. We'll start things off with a pair of posts about credit cards. Then, we'll transition to retirement, including early and semi-retirement. Lastly, we'll look at bad financial advice, sponsored content, renting vs. owning, and more. As usual, this month’s list includes a couple of Dyer...

T-Mobile Announces Paramount+ Perk for Post-Paid Customers

Over the past several years, the entertainment landscape has shifted tremendously with the advent of streaming services. While this trend initially enabled consumers to save money via so-called "cord-cutting," the sheer number of platforms that have popped up has begun to bloat some customers' entertainment budgets. To help ease some of that burden, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced that customers will soon be able to enjoy Paramount+ for free thanks to...

Survey: Majority of Gen Zers Report Making Positive Money Steps

For years, many Americans along with members of the media have often mistakenly referred to freshly-graduated and college students as "Millennials" when, in fact, it's now Gen Z that is entering adulthood. As they do so, Gen Zers are learning a lot about money — especially during the past 18 months or so. However, as a recent Bank of America survey of 18 to 24-year-olds shows, a majority of these...

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,...