Personal Finance

Money at 30: The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Spending

When brainstorming ideas for my column today, I told my wife that perhaps I could share a tip about saving money on Halloween candy by attending one of the Walt Disney World parties we went to this week instead of buying sweets from the store. Apparently not realizing that I...

Survey: 77% of Americans Report Using Delivery Services in the Past Year

It may come as no surprise that, throughout the pandemic, the popularity of delivery services has ramped up. This not only restaurant delivery services such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash but also grocery services like Instacart and several other "to your door" courier options. Now, a survey commissioned by...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — July 2021 4

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. First up, we'll look at some "advice on advice," as various bloggers push back on common conceptions and "expert" opinions. Then, we'll assess different money...

Talking About Money With Your Partner: Tips and Why It's Important

As we're all aware, it's rude to talk about matters of money... right? Whether or not you believe that rule stands in the case of dinner parties and family gatherings, there is definitely one person you absolutely should discuss finances with: your partner — or spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, significant other, fiance,...

Money Challenges: Pros, Cons, Examples, and Tools 3

If you've ever made an effort to start saving money, there's a good chance that you encountered a few stumbling blocks. For one, the ever-popular "spend less, save more" goal lacks the specifics necessary to make it stick. Meanwhile, while setting aside money might feel good at first, maintaining motivation...

Money at 30: Robinhood's IPO — and Trying Their IPO Access Platform 1

Of all the companies, apps, and tools I've written about between here and Money@30 the site, I feel like Robinhood is the one I've ended up covering the most. That's partially because the stock trading app has not only continually rolled out new offerings since they've been on my radar...

Financial Lessons in "Adulting" I Learned from Television 2

When I was a young kid still living in New Jersey my elementary school offered an additional schooling year between Kindergarten and first grade they called Transitional Primary or “TP.” To help determine who the school would recommend for TP all of the Kindergarten students were given an oral assessment....

Back-to-School Spending Expected to Climb for 2021 Season

It may only be early July, but back-to-school season is just around the corner in certain areas of the United States. Following a school year that likely looked different depending on the state, district, and school, 2021 may bring a return to (near) normal. In turn, American consumers are anticipated to spend...