Personal Finance

Money at 30: My Money Goals for 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the Burbanks but those exciting developments come with some major financial decisions. So while some new money goals might crop up throughout the year, putting an emphasis on our retirement savings, investing in quality items for our home and daily...

Money at 30: My Biggest Financial Wins of 2017

Much to my dismay, another year is coming to an end. I know its cliche to comment on how seemingly fast a year goes by but 2017 really felt like a blink to me. Still, it was an exciting year that took me outside the country three times, brought the release...

A Guide to Making 2018 Your Best Financial Year Yet 22

It's probably something you tell yourself every January: "This will be the year I finally get my finances in order." If that's the case you're certainly not alone. Last year over 30% of Americans said that their New Year's Resolution was to "spend less and save more." The problem with...

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.