Personal Finance

How to Budget for Purchasing Your First Home 2

So, you’ve finally made the decision. It’s time to stop throwing away money at rent every month and purchase your first home. But how do you get from paying a landlord to being an independent homeowner? If you’re like most first-time homeowners, you’re overwhelmed and stressed at the idea of...

FTC Reports Funds Lost to Fraud Rose in 2018

Do you know how to spot a scam? While certain forms of fraud such as the famous inhertance advance fee scheme e-mails may not fool many these days, it seems that thieves are still finding ways to take advantage of unsuspecting adults. In fact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — February 2019 5

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. This month we start off with some unique money perspectives as bloggers look at how personal finance can impact your happiness, anxiety, and more. Then we'll take...

Survey Asks What Average American Considers "Life-Changing" Money 2

Have you ever stopped to ponder how much money it would take to significantly change your life? This could mean the amount of cash it would take to get out of debt, have an emergency fund, or perhaps make a down payment on a home. Although for most people winning...

Money at 30: My Big Budgeting Confession

Being a personal finance writer/nerd, I often end up talking about a number of the finance fundamentals, such as budgeting. In the past I’ve reviewed tools like Mint, talked about the old-school envelopes method, and many other topics that revolve around the idea of building a budget and sticking to...

Acorns Study Finds Americans Prioritizing Health Spending, Additional Saving

When it comes to personal finance matters, it's easy to get bogged down in bad news. However, on a brighter note, it looks as though more young adults are adopting better financial habits. Today the micro-investing app Acorns released their Money Matters Report for 2018, which asked 3,400 Americans between...

Study Finds Best and Worst Credit Cities for 2019

If you've been paying attention, you may have heard that the average credit score in America is on the rise. In fact, according to the Fair Isaacs Corporation — much more commonly known as FICO — the average now sits north of 700 points. However the personal finance site WalletHub recently sought...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2019 3

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. With a new year upon us, several bloggers offered tips for a building and sticking to a budget in 2019. Turning to other financial goals, topics of...