Category: Personal Finance

Money at 30: My Biggest Financial Wins of 2017

Much to my dismay, another year is coming to an end. I know its cliche to comment on how seemingly fast a year goes by but 2017 really felt like a blink to me. Still, it was an exciting year that took me outside the country three times, brought the release of my second book, and saw me launching my own personal finance site and YouTube channel. 2017 also contained a...

Money at 30: Are Store Credit Cards a Good Idea?

When is the last time you went into a clothing store, department store, or other chain retailer and weren't offered a new credit card upon checkout? These pitches typically come in the form of "would you like to save an additional 20% on your purchases today?" but most of us know the drill at this point. Sometimes these promised savings may be tempting but, alas, these store credit cards aren't as...

Got Holiday Cash? Here's What You Should Do With It

Believe it or not, we are now just one week away from Christmas — not to mention already several nights into Hanukkah. As a result you may have already started exchanging gifts with your friends, family, and co-workers as you prepare for the holidays. Furthermore you may have also received a holiday bonus from your employer and/or pocketed some cash as part of your gifts. The great thing about getting cash...

Money at 30: Can You Opt Out of the Holidays?

As much as I love the spirit of the holidays, there were plenty of years where I wished I could have opted out of much of it. If you're feeling the same way, maybe it's time you tried one of these ideas to help some spread holiday cheer while honoring your budgetary restrictions. Whatever you end up doing, I hope your holidays turn out to be merry and bright.

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — November 2017

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. Holiday shopping tips, finance apps, the lease/finance/buy decision for smartphones, emergency funds, and some tax tips are among November's best personal finance related articles.

3 Tips for Giving and Getting at the Same Time

Shopping at retailers with special deals on gift cards or offer bonuses from your credit card, you can help stretch your gift budget and reward yourself.

Money at 30: A Financial Giving of Thanks

I don't know how this is possible, but the calendar informs me that this Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. (shout out to my Canadian friends who celebrated last month). As is the tradition for many, the holiday serves as a time to reflect on the blessings we've received throughout the year and in our lives overall. Often times these involve money — either directly or indirectly — which...

Money at 30: 3 Road Trip Lessons From My Latest Journey

This past week, my wife and I got to take a little vacation... if you consider driving 24 hours in each direction and running a combined total of 19.3 miles on two different days a vacation. For the fourth year in a row, we participated in the runDisney Super Heroes Half Marathon at the Disneyland Resort. Of course, when we started this streak, we were still living in California, making...