Category: Personal Finance

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 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. Like in many months prior, credit proved a popular topic once again, with many personal finance bloggers looking at the system itself and how consumers can navigate it. Additionally this month brought some smart suggestions for traveling on a budget as well as some always timely general...

Money at 30: How to Save Money on Streaming Services

It happened again this past weekend. As of Friday morning, social media, news networks, and tired-eyed employees gathered around water coolers were all talking about it. Yes, the latest season of Stranger Things hit Netflix, marking the latest cultural phenomenon brought to us by a streaming service. Thanks to big events like this one, more and more Americans have either been ditching their standard cable and satellite service in favor of Netflix,...

Money at 30: How Many Bank Accounts is Too Many?

How many bank accounts should I have? It's a question I've been thinking about lately so let's take a look at why I have so many accounts and you might want to as well.

Money at 30: Our Aldi Shopping List

Overall it's easy to see why a store like Aldi would 1) always be packed and 2) be expanding into new markets. In addition to offering great prices — some even lower than Walmart and others — they stock some quality items that compare well to name-brand favorites. With that said, feel free to take our shopping list as a beginner's guide and see what new favorites you can find...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2017

It’s time again for one of my favorite features here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. This month brought word that Equifax — one of the three major credit reporting bureaus — had been hacked, compromising millions of customers' data. As a result, articles surrounding what consumer's should do next were popular this month, even warranting their own section along with...

Money at 30: Millennial Credit Misconceptions

I recently just came across a survey by LendEDU (via USA Today) that sought to test the average Millennials' knowledge of credit-related terms and functions. The results show that the top 3 common misconceptions about how credit works could be causing you to overspend and actively hurt your credit score.

Half Way to Tax Time — How You Should be Preparing

April may still be a ways off but that doesn't mean you shouldn't already be thinking about your taxes. In fact, by getting a jump on your tax planning this Halloween, you may help avoid a scary tax time experience next spring.

Money at 30: Starting My (Potential) Home Buying Quest

A few weeks ago in my post about savings milestones and goals I mentioned that my wife and I were currently working on building up a down payment to maybe one day buy a house of our own. Over the years I have personally gone back in forth between obsessing over HGTV and being frightened by Lowe's commercials, so this is about the closest I've been to seriously considering the...