Personal Finance

What Do College Students Know About Credit Cards?

This month, millions of newly-graduated students are setting off to college. For these freshmen, this may be the first time they've left home and will be responsible for making their own day to day decisions — including managing their money. On that note, the personal finance site WalletHub recently released...

Why Focus Groups Can Be a Great Way to Make Extra Cash 3

You may have heard that taking online surveys can be a legitimate way to make a few dollars. Although that's true, the payout you get from many of these surveys is pretty minuscule. However, in some cases, these surveys can lead to something larger and more lucrative: focus groups. Unlike...

Renters Insurance: How Pennies a Day Can Save You Thousands 5

Do you have renters insurance? Have you ever even heard of it? If not, you’re certainly not alone as surveys have found that less than 40% of those who rent carry a renters insurance policy. When you consider the fact that 95% of home owners have homeowners insurance, it’s clear...

5 Personal Finance Numbers You Should Know (And Tools for Tracking Them) 3

If you've ever watched an episode of Shark Tank, you've probably heard at least one of the show's panelist tell the on-the-spot entrepreneurs that they need to know their numbers. As they explain, these figures can often tell you a lot about the health of a business and knowing them is...

Apple Card Reportedly Approving Some Subprime Applicants

With the highly-anticipated Apple Card rolling out to some iPhone users (with many more to come), we're learning a bit more about the card and some of its unique features. However one of the more interesting stories to emerge so far involves who is getting approved for the new card....

Aspiration vs. SoFi Money: Which Online Banking Option is Better? 4

For those who can live without depositing cash and speaking with in-person tellers, online-only banking options have a lot to offer. Moreover, as the popularity of these offerings continue to grow, competition has brought even more attractive features to consumers. Of course, as a dedicated reviewer and blogger, I'm always...

Average Back-to-School Spending Expected to Rise for 2019

Even if the calendar and weather insist that summer is still here, make no mistake that back-to-school season has arrived. In addition to students preparing to employ their alarm clocks once again, many parents are prepping their wallets for the expenses that come with the new school year. In fact,...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — July 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. To start things off we'll look at what it means to be frugal and how to be a more savvy consumer. Then we'll focus on...