Category: Personal Finance

Uber Relaunches UberPool as UberX Share

With demand for travel continuing to rise, the ridesharing app Uber has announced a feature to help both travelers and commuters to get to their destinations while saving money. After previously pausing its UberPool service option during the pandemic, Uber is now rolling out a replacement called UberX Share. At this time, the new option is available to riders in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, San...

Credit Karma Money Spend Adds Cashback Offers for Cardholders

Those looking to add some extra cash back into their pocket will soon have a new option. This week, the popular credit monitoring site Credit Karma announced a new feature for its Credit Karma Money customers. Now, debit cardholders will be able to earn cashback when making purchases from select retailers. According to the site, the list of eligible retailers includes national chains, such as Adidas and Shake Shack, as...

Instacart Express Rebrands as Instacart+, Announces New Features

The popular grocery delivery app Instacart is refreshing its branding. Today, it was announced that the subscription service known as Instacart Express would be renamed Instacart+. With that "plus" comes a couple of new features that could be beneficial to families using the service. Similar to its predecessor, Instacart+ will offer members free delivery on orders of $35 or more, 5% credit back on eligible pick-up orders, and reduced service...

WalletHub Names Best Credit Card Rewards Program For 2022

Are rewards credit cards worth it? It likely depends on which issuer and card option you choose. Now, to assist in that search, the personal finance site WalletHub has released its annual ranking of the best credit card reward programs. For the seventh year in a row, Capital One was named the best overall credit card rewards program. Furthermore, the bank's Venture card was declared their best, offering cardholders an...

Building Credit By Including Your Rent Payment History

Every month, millions of Americans pay their rent in full and on time — and shouldn’t that count for something? Instead, with while credit reports and scores often factor in payments made on loans, credit cards, etc., rent payments are typically excluded. However, that is starting to change. This is actually an issue that now Vice President and then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris brought to light during her 2020 campaign. Citing...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — May 2022 

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, with the stock market seeing slumps as of late, we'll look at some articles that feature long-term investment plays. Next up is a pair of articles about spending money (as well as saving some). Then, we'll talk money "rules" to ignore, the proper...

Money at 30: "Part-Time for a Reason"

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to catch up with an old friend of mine I knew from my days in Los Angeles. Among the many topics we covered as we sat at an outdoor shopping center for the better part of three hours was her work. Detailing some of the struggles and frustrations she has with her employer in recent months, she said something that caught...

WalletHub Names Best Hotel Rewards Program for 2022

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, the summer travel season is now getting underway. Unfortunately, thanks to record-high gas prices, those hitting the road for the holiday weekend might find themselves spending more than usual. However, when it comes to hotel stays, loyalty programs may help travelers save this summer and beyond. On that note, the personal finance site WalletHub recently published its list of the top hotel rewards programs...