Category: Personal Finance

Robinhood Cash Card Adds New Cashback Offers

Looking to earn cashback on some common purchases from major brands? A popular investment app has now added reward offers to its debit card product. This week, Robinhood announced a new feature called Cash Card Offers. With these specialized, brand-specific deals, cardholders can earn cashback on select purchases. In a blog post, the company wrote, "Building on our mission to democratize finance for all by putting money back into customers'...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — July 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, we'll look at two articles about saving money — in both senses of the term. After that, we'll talk about investing for retirement. To close things out, we'll also cover financial goalposts, a five-word reason why financial freedom is so powerful and much more. As...

Bask Bank Increases Mileage-Earning for AAdvantage Savings

In recent months, the United States economy has seen several trends emerging at once. While the most notable of these has been inflation, increasing interest rates and growing demand for travel have been two other major stories. Combining those latter two, this week, Bask Bank announced a change to its airline miles-earning account. Launched in early 2020, the Bask Mileage Savings Account allows customers to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles...

How to Convert to a Roth IRA — And Why You Might Want To

Running through the pros and cons of various retirement savings options can be a bit overwhelming for anyone — let alone those who are young and perhaps considering such tools for the first time. While most workers are likely to just sign up for their employer's 401(k)s, others may eventually decide to add an IRA to the mix. However, even then, they may end up selecting a Traditional IRA when...

Money at 30: The Power of Parity

As I write this, my wife and I are once again in France. Unbelievably, this is our third visit in under a year as we continue to cover developments at Disneyland Paris for Laughing Place. However, this particular trip is a bit special for a couple of reasons. First, we're here to report on the opening of the new Avengers Campus land — which, as big Marvel fans, we're very excited...

Survey Finds Americans Relying More on Credit Cards

With the economy hitting some sour notes, it looks as though the use of credit is on the rise. According to Credit Sesame's latest Personal Finance and Credit survey, Americans are relying more on credit cards now than they were last year. In fact, the percentage of respondents who reported using more than half of their available credit limit increased by nine points when compared to last year's survey. Additionally,...

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...