Personal Finance

Members of China’s People’s Liberation Army Indicted for 2017 Equifax Hack

In 2017, Equifax — one of three major credit bureaus in the United States — announced that they had experienced a breach. This resulted in approximately 147 million customers having their sensitive data exposed, including names, birthdates, social security numbers, and more. Then last year Equifax and the Federal Trade...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2020 2

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. This month we'll start things off with some tips for budgeting and saving money. Then we'll take a trip around the world for a look...

Majority of Americans Still Prefer Tax Refunds Despite Drawbacks

As the 2020 tax deadline nears, the volume of tax prep commercials is steadily increasing. In many of these ads, the service advises that their customers see the largest refunds. However the irony of such spots is that, according to some experts, large refunds are actually not ideal as they...

Digital Bank Bask Launches, Offering Airline Miles Instead of Interest

These days there are dozens of digital banks, sometimes referred to as "challenger banks." While these branch-less offerings often bear benefits that make them more attractive than traditional banks, even the best among them fail to truly break the mold. Now one online saving account is trying something a bit...

Money at 30: How to Pay Rent Using a Credit Card 3

Over the past few months, I've found myself spending (a concerning amount of) time on forums such as Reddit reading about credit cards and how people are using them to their advantage. As I've done so, one question I keep seeing come up again and again is "can you pay...

Fair Isaac Announces FICO 10 Credit Score Model

Although these upcoming developments might put fear into some consumers, it seems that those who are already practicing good credit habits have little to worry about.

LendingTree Study Shows How Much a "Fair" Credit Score Can Cost 2

As confusing as credit scores can be for some people, one thing is fairly clear: a higher score means paying less for financing. But how much less? A recent study by LendingTree compiled the data to find out how much those with "very good" credit save in interest compared to...

Money at 30: How I Status Matched My Way Into $100 Off Dinner in Vegas 3

For someone who doesn't drink and hardly gambles, my enjoyment of Las Vegas is understandably perplexing to some. However, while many of the attractions and themeing that made Vegas like a Disneyland with nudity in the 90s have since been removed, I still love exploring the Strip's hotels and casinos...