Category: Personal Finance

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 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. We'll start off with some tips for improving your finances in 2022. Then we'll chat about investing amid some recent volatility. Finally, we'll cover the YOLO economy, intentional spending, dream rebalancing, and more. As usual, this month’s list includes a couple of Dyer News Top...

Money at 30: Considering a Dog — And Adding Up the Potential Costs

A couple of weeks ago, I turned to my wife around 1 a.m. and asked a harmless, random question: "Do you like Boston Terriers or French Bulldogs better?" I have to imagine that the question drew inspiration from the flannel, Martha Stewart Living puppy sheets we had on our bed, but I didn't realize that this would lead to many more conversations on the topic. By the way, we decided...

25 Best Personal Finance Articles of 2021

Every month here on Dyer News, we compile the Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month. These lists consist of blog entries and posts that we appreciated or found interesting and that we felt deserved some additional recognition. Well, with 2022 having arrived, we decided to look back over the previous year to assemble the 25 Best Personal Finance Articles of 2021! Below are some of the articles that...

The 19 Best Cashback and Rewards Apps for 2022

These days, if you’re shopping online, chances are you could be saving more money. In addition to coupon codes you may have missed and price trackers that can help you time your purchase just right, there are also dozens of cashback tools that will reward you just for shopping through their link or app. The only problem is, with so many cashback and rewards apps to choose from, how do...

Neobank Current Introduces 4% APY Feature for Savings

In recent years, savings account holders have likely seen the interest they earn from their funds fall tremendously. This decline has even been true among many FinTechs that have typically offered better rates than the big banks. However, one neobank is now rolling out a new feature that will allow customers to earn interest that's 60 times higher than the national average. This week, Current announced that customers will be...

Wells Fargo Announces Account Changes to Help Limit Overdraft Fees

Despite some changes over the years, overdraft fees continue to be an expensive plague on American consumers. However, little by little, institutions have been making some changes. The latest in this trend is Wells Fargo, which recently announced some upcoming adjustments to its policies. The first change coming down the pike is that customers enrolled in Overdraft Protection service will no longer be assessed a fee when fund transfers are...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — December 2021

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. As we enter a new year, we'll start off with a look back at 2021 along with some resolutions for 2022. After that, we'll feature a trio of articles on the topic of minimalism. Then, we'll look at using multiple bank accounts, automating your finances,...

Survey: 36% of Americans Took on Debt from Holiday Season

As we count down the final hours of 2021, it looks as though a number of consumers will be carrying some new debt into 2022. According to a survey by LendingTree, 36% of Americans came away from the holiday shopping season with debt. However, in some good news, the average amount of that debt decreased from last year. In 2021, the average incurred debt load came in at $1,249 compared...