Personal Finance

Congress Reintroduces Bill to Fine Credit Bureaus for Data Breaches

Back in 2017, Equifax — one of three major credit bureaus in the United States — experienced a massive breach. As a result an estimated 147 million Americans saw private data exposed, making them vulnerable to identity theft and other dangers. And while the fallout from this event has led...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — April 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. Starting this off, we look at a couple of articles related to some of the largest purchases many of us will make in our lifetimes....

Survey Finds Foreign Transaction Fees May Surprise Majority of Cardholders

When considering a new credit card it's likely that consumers will evaluate some of the various perks, including cash back, airline miles, and more. However an emphasis on these benefits may cause them to overlook certain fees — especially if they don't believe such costs will affect them. Considering that...

Money at 30: Spring Weather is a Great Reminder About Renters Insurance 1

Since moving to Springfield, Missouri, I've become mildly obsessed with following the weather. I regularly keep tabs on my local National Weather Service's Twitter, watch Facebook's live streams they hold before certain events, and of course have a favorite network affiliate meteorologist. This interest isn't so much driven by passion...

Telecom T-Mobile Launches Mobile-First Checking Account for All

Over the past few years, a lot has changed in the world of mobile service plans. From the dismantling of subsidized devices, the fall and subsequent return of unlimited data, and the bundling of streaming services into mobile plans, U.S. carriers have continually worked to find ways to one-up each...

Study Finds Cheapest and Most Expensive Car Insurance States 2

For years television advertising has been inundated with spots from car insurance commercials, each claiming to save Americans the most amount of money. Setting aside the fact that not every company can be the cheapest, one major factor in your rates is simply where you live. With that in mind,...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — March 2019 7

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. For this installment we start off with a look at all things budgeting, with tips for various money personality types. Then we'll check in on...

Americans are Spending More on Credit Card Interest

In the world of personal finance, credit cards have been a divisive subject. While there are sites dedicated to the benefits of credit cards including travel rewards and cash back, there are those (perhaps most notably Dave Ramsey) who rail against such products because of the high interest rates they...