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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Survey Finds 45% of Americans Took on More Debt During Pandemic

Despite multiple rounds of stimulus and an overall decrease in credit card debt during 2020, many Americans have found themselves taking on more debt since the start of the pandemic. According to a new survey conducted by Inside 1031, 45% of respondents saw their credit card debt rise since March...

Walgreens Introduces 'Scarlet' Account and Debit Card

For years, pharmacies have proven to be convenient financial service locations as various FinTech accounts have allowed customers to make deposits at CVS, Walgreen, and other locations. Now one of those brands is taking on a larger role in the experience by introducing an account of its own. Last week,...

One-Third of Recent College Grads Turn to the Internet for Money Advice

It's often said that those graduating college or other higher education institutions are entering the "real world." Of course, in the past couple of years, that "real world" has been far from normal. Nevertheless, a new survey of recent college graduates conducted by Experian found that Gen Zers were actually...