Personal Finance

How You Can Get Your Free Annual Credit Report and Monitor Your Credit 3

There was once a time when getting your credit report likely meant visiting a “free” site… and enrolling in a some paid program before you’d actually get to see your report. Thankfully those days are gone and you can now obtain a copy of your official credit reports directly from...

One-Third of Millennials Didn’t Understand Student Loans Before Borrowing

As we work our way into the 2020 election cycle, student debt is once again a major topic on the campaign trail. While different candidates offer their own solutions for what should be done to ease the burden on students and ideas such as free college are even thrown around,...

Owe Money to the IRS? Options for Repayment and Tax Debt Relief 3

With April 15th now just around the corner, many Americans are either starting to file their returns or dreading the experience. Beyond the confusion and stress that can often accompany tax time, another reason for the despair is the possibility that you may end up owing the IRS money that...

How to Build Healthy Financial Habits in Your 20s 2

Your 20s are a pivotal time for developing healthy financial habits. It’s typically the first time you are living without parental support, and you face the reality that financial choices have a serious impact on your future. By developing good practices now, you get a good start on securing your...

How to Budget for Purchasing Your First Home 2

So, you’ve finally made the decision. It’s time to stop throwing away money at rent every month and purchase your first home. But how do you get from paying a landlord to being an independent homeowner? If you’re like most first-time homeowners, you’re overwhelmed and stressed at the idea of...

FTC Reports Funds Lost to Fraud Rose in 2018

Do you know how to spot a scam? While certain forms of fraud such as the famous inhertance advance fee scheme e-mails may not fool many these days, it seems that thieves are still finding ways to take advantage of unsuspecting adults. In fact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — February 2019 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. This month we start off with some unique money perspectives as bloggers look at how personal finance can impact your happiness, anxiety, and more. Then we'll take...

Survey Asks What Average American Considers "Life-Changing" Money 2

Have you ever stopped to ponder how much money it would take to significantly change your life? This could mean the amount of cash it would take to get out of debt, have an emergency fund, or perhaps make a down payment on a home. Although for most people winning...