Personal Finance

Money at 30: Are Store Credit Cards a Good Idea?

When is the last time you went into a clothing store, department store, or other chain retailer and weren't offered a new credit card upon checkout? These pitches typically come in the form of "would you like to save an additional 20% on your purchases today?" but most of us know...

Got Holiday Cash? Here's What You Should Do With It

Believe it or not, we are now just one week away from Christmas — not to mention already several nights into Hanukkah. As a result you may have already started exchanging gifts with your friends, family, and co-workers as you prepare for the holidays. Furthermore you may have also received a...

Money at 30: Can You Opt Out of the Holidays? 1

As much as I love the spirit of the holidays, there were plenty of years where I wished I could have opted out of much of it. If you're feeling the same way, maybe it's time you tried one of these ideas to help some spread holiday cheer while honoring...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — November 2017

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. Holiday shopping tips, finance apps, the lease/finance/buy decision for smartphones, emergency funds, and some tax tips are among November's best personal finance related articles.

3 Tips for Giving and Getting at the Same Time

Shopping at retailers with special deals on gift cards or offer bonuses from your credit card, you can help stretch your gift budget and reward yourself.

Money at 30: A Financial Giving of Thanks

I don't know how this is possible, but the calendar informs me that this Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. (shout out to my Canadian friends who celebrated last month). As is the tradition for many, the holiday serves as a time to reflect on the blessings we've received...

Money at 30: 3 Road Trip Lessons From My Latest Journey

This past week, my wife and I got to take a little vacation... if you consider driving 24 hours in each direction and running a combined total of 19.3 miles on two different days a vacation. For the fourth year in a row, we participated in the runDisney Super Heroes...

Money at 30: The Pros and Cons of Adding an Authorized User

With the holiday shopping season approaching, I've been thinking a lot about credit cards lately. In addition to planning out some of our shopping itinerary and determining which card is best to use for each item, I actually decided to apply for another credit card recently as well. After doing so,...