Personal Finance

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — February 2018 1

As usual, this month’s list includes a couple Dyer News Top 10 mainstays as well as a few first-timers. Without further ado, below is my list of the top 10 personal finance articles published in February of 2018, along with their title, author, and the site they originally appeared on.

Most Americans Still Don't Check Their Credit Report (But They Should)

It's now been nearly six months since the massive Equifax hack that affected an estimated 143 million people and exposed their credit data. As a result of this breach, experts warned consumers against the increased potential for identity fraud and the ability for hackers to open unauthorized credit accounts in their...

Money at 30: Why Millennials Should Stop Shunning Credit Cards

I understand firsthand that, as a 20-something, credit cards can seem like a really bad idea. And, to be sure, racking up credit card debt can be both expensive and detrimental to your credit scores. That said, forgoing credit cards entirely is a mistake that Millennials like myself should work...

Everything You Need to Know About Upgrading Your Home to Sell 3

The process of selling your home can often include just as many if not more considerations than buying. Among those decisions is determining what you can do to ensure you get the best price for your property.

Amazon Credit Cards Add Rewards for Whole Foods Purchases

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa customers will receive 5% on their Whole Food purchases. Additionally those with the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card who aren't Prime members will get 3% back. This is equal to the cash back levels these cards currently offer on regular Amazon purchases.

Money at 30: Investing in Yourself vs. Wasting Money

I'm actually a big proppant in the idea of investing in yourself and making efforts to better your life. Unfortunately it can also be easy to let yourself splurge on unnecessary expenses under the guise of such betterment. Let's learn to spot the differences.

Consumer Borrowing is Up, But Now's the Time to Pay Your Debt Down

Rising consumer borrowing rates are a positive sign for our economy but ballooning interest rates could lead to a rude awakening for some borrowers. With that in mind, now is the time to start eliminating your revolving debt and save on interest by paying off your balances each month.

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2018

The start of a new year often means thinking about the near future but several articles this month looked a bit further to focus on retirement. Additionally, as winter rolls on, wanderlust seems to be setting in with travel also proving to be a popular topic.