Personal Finance

Money at 30: 10 Essential Credit Card Rewards Dos and Don'ts 4

Depending on who you ask, credit cards are either the enemy of good personal finance or an exceptional tool that can help your money go further. Personally, I find myself somewhere in the middle, although I've definitely come to appreciate the good aspects of credit cards in recent years. As...

American Express Partners with PayPal, Venmo for New "Split It" Feature

There's no doubt that the advent of peer to peer (P2P) payment apps has made it easier for friends and family to split dinner bills, reimburse each other for gas money, and much more. Nevertheless, as simple as services such as PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, and others make the process,...

Money at 30: My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking 4

Over the past few years, my wife and I have had the good fortune of getting to enjoy an increasing amount of travel. This includes heading to domestic locations such as Los Angeles for the D23 Expo, Orlando to visit Walt Disney World, and Washington D.C. to attend FinCon as...

Charles Schwab Eliminates Trading Commission Fees, Others Follow

Change is in the wind — can you feel it? Just as the leaves are starting to display their autumn coloring and falling to the ground, commission fees at three major brokerage firms are dropping to new lows as well. Now customers of Charles Schwab, Ameritrade, and E*Trade can buy...

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

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 feature some recent reflections on the financial independence (FI) movement. Then (appropriately enough) we'll look at some investment-related articles. Finally we'll explore...

Survey Highlights Why Lending Money to Friends is Ill-Advised

At this point, we all know that lending money to friends or family is likely not a good idea. Nevertheless it's human nature to want to help out when loved ones ask for assistance. Unfortunately, as a new survey by Bankrate reinforces, financial favors between loved ones can often come...

Clever SoFi Stunt Rewards Investors with Free Coffee

When it comes to personal finance advice, you don't need to go too far to find talk of coffee. The commonly-cited "Latte Factor" shows how much consumers could save if they cut out that daily latte and invested the funds instead. Meanwhile others have pushed back on this concept, leading...

Money at 30: Tools for Saving Money (and Time) When Traveling Overseas 4

When you think of the terms "international travel" and "money" together, what comes to mind? I assume that most people would say "expensive" as seeing the world can come at a high cost. At the same time there are some ways you can save money on your trip and several...