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Money at 30: How I'm Preparing for an Extended Trip 3

Starting tomorrow, my wife and I will be embarked on a trip that will last for upwards of two weeks. While I'm in Orlando, attending the FinCon expo and hanging out at Walt Disney World, she'll be off in Paris, France to cover events at Disneyland Paris. Eventually we'll get...

Money at 30: The Unexpected Places I'm Storing Cash for My Next Vacation 4

September is set to be kind of a strange month for me. In just a couple of week, I'll be heading out to Orlando for FinCon while my wife is away in Paris. Although both of us will be traveling, these are decidedly business trips and not exactly vacations. Thus,...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — August 2018 5

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. Perhaps because summer is winding down or maybe because suddenly the holiday season doesn't seem so far away, travel proved to be a popular topic in August. Additionally a...

Money at 30: 3 Money-Saving Sites that Will Make You Feel Like an Insider 5

Is there any better feeling than scoring a deal? Conversely, finding out that you overspent on a purchase can leave you feeling angry, sorrowful, and just overall unhappy. Luckily there are now more tools than ever to help you save money when shopping online. More specifically, these useful sites can...

Money at 30: 4 Restaurant Reward Programs I Actually Make Use Of

Remember the days when you'd walk into your local sub shop and, upon checkout, they'd offer you a punch card to keep track of your purchases and earn rewards? Well, those days are gone... sort of. While the concept still exists at many businesses, they've mostly been digitized. Still, the...

Credit Scores Rise Dramatically After Filing Bankruptcy

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve Rhode that we think is of interest to Dyer News readers. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia did some research into the recovery of credit and credit scores following filing Chater 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. As with most empirical research...

Money at 30: Two Years Later

I don't know how this is possible but it's now been two years since I started this weekly column here on Dyer News. In that time a lot has changed for me personally, professionally, and financially... while also staying about the same. I'm still married, we continue to live in...

Money at 30: Beware the 401(k) "Force Out" 5

One of the benefits of writing about personal finance is that, when I find myself in frustrating financial situations, I at least enjoy the silver lining of getting an article out of it. This is what I had to remind myself of yesterday as I spent a nice chunk of...