Personal Finance

Money at 30: Money at 33

This past week I took another step toward aging out of my "Money at 30" moniker. That's right, I'm now 33 years old. I'd call this a "milestone," except I don't really know of anyone who finds 33 to be a particularly notable or interesting age. Nevertheless, as I've done...

Survey Ranks Money Topics as "Most Taboo"

You've probably heard it said that you shouldn't lend money to friends. But has that advice been interpreted as "don't talk about money with friends" by some Americans? A recent study conducted by the Captial Group and reported on by The Motley Fool found that money-related matters were far more likely...

Money at 30: Top Personal Finance Apps for 2019 2

Happy 2019! Okay, so we may already be a few weeks into the new year but I feel like I'm just now getting my bearings. This means I've spent the past few days not only contemplating the coming year and working towards some financial goals of my own but also...

36% of Respondents Admit to Maxing Out Credit Cards on Large Purchases

When you make a large purchase, do you turn to plastic or cash? That's what a new survey by the personal finance site WalletHub sought to find out. Additionally the study found that many Americans run the risk of maxing out their credit cards when making large purchases. First, WalletHub asked what respondents considered...

Money at 30: CES, Tech Temptation, and Lifestyle Creep 3

Yesterday I returned home from a week-long stay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main purpose of my visit wasn't gambling or any particular Cirque du Soleil performance (although I did manage to see one while in town) but to attend this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This being my first time,...

Money at 30: The Makings of an Interesting Tax Season

We may only be in the second week of January but talk of tax season is already growing exponentially. Why? Well, in case you didn't hear, the United States federal government is currently involved in a partial shutdown. Considering that the president has stated that the shutdown could last for...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — December 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. Considering that December marked the end of 2018, it seems only fitting that this month's round-up starts with some New Year's money resolutions. Similarly the fresh start...

Money at 30: Understanding Robinhood's "Checking & Savings" Debacle 2

It was a mere few weeks ago that I woke up to discover that the investment app Robinhood was introducing a Checking & Savings product that promised to pay account holders 3% interest. Being an active Robinhood user (and having reviewed the app previously), I jumped at the chance to...