Personal Finance

4 Smart Ways to Use Your Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

With Daylight Saving Time over, the air getting crisper, and grocery stores ordering turkeys by the truckload, it's becoming clear that the holiday season is just around the corner. In a few short weeks, the 2017 shopping season will officially commence — and many of us are already preparing our...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 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. Like in many months prior, credit proved a popular topic once again, with many personal finance bloggers looking at the system itself and how consumers can navigate...

Money at 30: How to Save Money on Streaming Services

It happened again this past weekend. As of Friday morning, social media, news networks, and tired-eyed employees gathered around water coolers were all talking about it. Yes, the latest season of Stranger Things hit Netflix, marking the latest cultural phenomenon brought to us by a streaming service. Thanks to big events like...

Money at 30: How Many Bank Accounts is Too Many?

How many bank accounts should I have? It's a question I've been thinking about lately so let's take a look at why I have so many accounts and you might want to as well.

Money at 30: Our Aldi Shopping List

Overall it's easy to see why a store like Aldi would 1) always be packed and 2) be expanding into new markets. In addition to offering great prices — some even lower than Walmart and others — they stock some quality items that compare well to name-brand favorites. With that...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2017

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. This month brought word that Equifax — one of the three major credit reporting bureaus — had been hacked, compromising millions of customers' data. As...

Money at 30: Millennial Credit Misconceptions

I recently just came across a survey by LendEDU (via USA Today) that sought to test the average Millennials' knowledge of credit-related terms and functions. The results show that the top 3 common misconceptions about how credit works could be causing you to overspend and actively hurt your credit score.

Half Way to Tax Time — How You Should be Preparing

April may still be a ways off but that doesn't mean you shouldn't already be thinking about your taxes. In fact, by getting a jump on your tax planning this Halloween, you may help avoid a scary tax time experience next spring.