Category: Personal Finance

Money at 30: 4 Ways I'm Preparing for the End of My Financial Year

2021 is really racing towards the exit, isn't it? While it was another not-so-great year overall, it still went by super quickly in my mind. So, as we cautiously hope for better in 2022, I'm using these last few days of the year to reflect on my finances and make a couple of fixes. How so? Here are a few things I'm doing to put a cap on my financial...

Chase Announces More Features to Help Customers Avoid Overdraft Fees

Today Chase announced some updates they're making to their consumer checking accounts that could have a positive impact. Earlier this year, the bank adjusted their overdraft policy, only charging a fee if a customer was overdrawn by more than $50 at the end of a business day. Additionally, Chase also eliminated its returned item fee. Now, the company has announced further changes that they say will help more than 2...

Rakuten Announces Partnership with BNPL Afterpay

Just as the holiday shopping season is getting underway, it looks as though consumers will be able to tap two increasingly popular platforms at once while shopping online. According to a press release from Rakuten, the platform will be partnering with Afterpay to offer cashback to customers who choose to use the buy now, pay later (BNPL) service along with Rakuten to place their orders. This option will be available...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — November 2021

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. We'll start things off with a look at a pair of articles tied to some recent (and recurring) headlines. After that, we'll turn to financial independence. Finally, we'll look at renting versus buying items, running out of room, and more. As usual, this month’s list...

Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Mostly Stay Steady for 2022

In recent months, the main economic story in America has been inflation. Two weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Consumer Price Index showed prices increasing by 6.2% over the past 12 months, marking the largest yearly increase since 1990. Yet, despite prices climbing on a number of everyday items, it looks as though health insurance premiums purchased on state and federal marketplaces will remain relatively unchanged from 2021. According...

A Look at the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

A few years back, I remember listening to a podcast as they discussed the topic of digital nomads. In particular, they brought on two women who embarked on a year-long "workation," as they called in, which saw them living and working in a different city each month. I was floored. Somehow it had never occurred to me that such things were possible — even though I had personally moved to...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 2021

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. We'll start things off with a pair of posts about credit cards. Then, we'll transition to retirement, including early and semi-retirement. Lastly, we'll look at bad financial advice, sponsored content, renting vs. owning, and more. As usual, this month’s list includes a couple of Dyer...

T-Mobile Announces Paramount+ Perk for Post-Paid Customers

Over the past several years, the entertainment landscape has shifted tremendously with the advent of streaming services. While this trend initially enabled consumers to save money via so-called "cord-cutting," the sheer number of platforms that have popped up has begun to bloat some customers' entertainment budgets. To help ease some of that burden, wireless carrier T-Mobile announced that customers will soon be able to enjoy Paramount+ for free thanks to...