Category: Personal Finance

Walmart Expands Gas Discount Benefit for Walmart+ Customers

Those looking to save money at the pump may now have another option. Today, Walmart announced that it was upgrading and expanding the gas discount benefit offered as part of its Walmart+ subscription. While customers previously enjoyed discounts of between 5¢ and 10¢ per gallon at Walmart and Murphy's gasoline locations, they'll now also be able to save 10¢ per gallon at participating Exxon and Mobil stations. In total, this...

Money at 30: Lessons I Learned from This Tax Season

It's now been several years since I've been on my own as far as tax preparation goes. Once upon a time, my father — who was a CPA in another life — would navigate me through the process, ask me about potential deductions I might qualify for, and eventually print off a stack of paper for me to sign and mail in. However, around the time that I started being...

Money at 30: WeWoreWhat, Rewards Cards, and Creator Loyalty Potential

It was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about how one of the steps I take in crafting my various financial app reviews is to scour Instagram for new offerings. Well, earlier this week, that strategy paid off but in a different way than normal. Rather than coming across an ad for a new offering, I saw a post from one of my favorite YouTubers Amanda Golka (AKA...

Money at 30: Life-Changing Money

The term "life-changing money" is one that gets used fairly frequently but has only recently caused me to perk up my ears. It occurs to me that, perhaps, the expression is limiting in its scope. Oftentimes, the phrase is used on game shows when contestants win five or maybe even six figures in prize money. Ironically, while the celebrities they may be playing with are used to seeing such sums...

Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds Believe Credit Card Balance Myth

Thanks to the Internet and the advent of many free FinTech tools, these days, there are many resources for consumers to turn to when it comes to credit education. In fact, these services seem to be having an impact as average FICO scores continue to reach new highs. Despite this, there are still plenty of mistakes and misconceptions out there. Recently, a survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted by...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — March 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. To kick things off this month, we'll feature articles about taking different perspectives or that come from an interesting angle themselves. Then we'll look at a pair of articles about living with less. Finally, we'll wrap things up with posts on the gamification of investing,...

Money at 30: The Exclusivity Trap

If you're reading this article shortly after it's posted, there's a good chance that I am currently on Disney's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. In case you missed my previous post on the matter, this is a pricey experience — and one that can get even more costly if you let it. Once onboard, while things such as food, beverages (minus alcohol) and, later, park tickets are included with your room...

Varo Bank Expands Its Cashback Program "Perks"

These days, there are plenty of ways for shoppers to save money. From digital coupons to price comparison tools, buying online definitely has its advantages. On top of that, in recent years, cashback marketplaces have become increasingly common, allowing consumers to earn a percentage of their purchase back as a rebate just for using specific links or using a particular card in-store. That was also the basic idea behind the...