Category: Personal Finance

American Express Celebrating Members Week Through Friday

American Express cardholders who enjoy saving money, dining out, and/or catching concerts will definitely want to see what the card issuer has up its sleeve this week as the company celebrates its customers. From October 10th through October 14th, 2022, Amex is holding its annual Members Week with unique offers, opportunities, and more. Card members with either consumer or small business cards who are in the United States will be...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2022 

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. To kick things off, we'll look at articles related to saving money. Then, we'll talk the talk of personal finance (including money myths, debates, and dangerous phrases). After that, we'll close things out with a look at living with less, spending your emergency fund, and...

BNPL Platform Afterpay Introduces Monthly Payment Option

The rise of "buy now, pay later" — or BNPL — platforms in recent years has been well documented. Seen as an alternative to credit cards, the appeal of these services is the ability to finance purchases by making a series of payments (usually four) while not worrying about interest or other fees. Now, AfterPay is expanding beyond this core payment plan by introducing a monthly payments option. First, the...

Money at 30: Good (and Bad) Habits I've Gained Since Getting a Dog

It's now been six weeks since my wife and I brought home our dog, Rigby. With this being the first pet either of us has had in our adult lives, I'm sure you can understand that this addition of a dog to our family has brought about a number of changes — which is why I've already penned a number of articles on the topic (including chronicling some of the...

Money at 30: Why We Continue to Subscribe to a Meal Kit Service

It's officially been over a year since my wife and I decided to sign up for a meal kit delivery service. At the time, I figured I'd take advantage of the free meals being offered as part of their intro deal, add a few recipes to our collection for future use, and (of course) get a review out of the whole thing. Yet, here we are months later and we're...

Robinhood Raises APY on Uninvested Cash to 3% for Gold Users

With interest rates on the rise after yet another Federal Reserve rate hike, the popular stock trading app Robinhood is upping the amount customers can earn on their cash. Effective as of last week. Robinhood customers who opt into the brokerage cash sweep program can earn up to 3% APY on their uninvested funds. Specifically, those who subscribe to Robinhood Gold will earn the 3% APY rate, while all other...

Credit Bureaus Once Again Extend Free Weekly Credit Reports

An offer that was introduced at the beginning of the pandemic has once again been extended. This week, the three major credit bureaus in the United States — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — announced that they'd be continuing their free weekly credit report program for consumers. Now, the feature will be valid until the end of 2023. Prior to the pandemic, consumers were entitled to download a copy of their...

Wyndham Enables Digital Tipping Powered by Béné

For those hotel guests who may have wished to directly tip staff members at a certain property but didn't have any cash on hand, Wyndham — which not only operates a number of hotels under its own brand name but also counts Days Inn, La Quinta, Super 8, and other chains under its umbrella — has announced the launch of a digital payment solution powered by Béné. A new mobile...