Personal Finance

Acorns Study Finds Americans Prioritizing Health Spending, Additional Saving

When it comes to personal finance matters, it's easy to get bogged down in bad news. However, on a brighter note, it looks as though more young adults are adopting better financial habits. Today the micro-investing app Acorns released their Money Matters Report for 2018, which asked 3,400 Americans between...

Study Finds Best and Worst Credit Cities for 2019

If you've been paying attention, you may have heard that the average credit score in America is on the rise. In fact, according to the Fair Isaacs Corporation — much more commonly known as FICO — the average now sits north of 700 points. However the personal finance site WalletHub recently sought...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2019 3

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. With a new year upon us, several bloggers offered tips for a building and sticking to a budget in 2019. Turning to other financial goals, topics of...

Money at 30: Money at 33

This past week I took another step toward aging out of my "Money at 30" moniker. That's right, I'm now 33 years old. I'd call this a "milestone," except I don't really know of anyone who finds 33 to be a particularly notable or interesting age. Nevertheless, as I've done...

Survey Ranks Money Topics as "Most Taboo"

You've probably heard it said that you shouldn't lend money to friends. But has that advice been interpreted as "don't talk about money with friends" by some Americans? A recent study conducted by the Captial Group and reported on by The Motley Fool found that money-related matters were far more likely...

Money at 30: Top Personal Finance Apps for 2019 2

Happy 2019! Okay, so we may already be a few weeks into the new year but I feel like I'm just now getting my bearings. This means I've spent the past few days not only contemplating the coming year and working towards some financial goals of my own but also...

36% of Respondents Admit to Maxing Out Credit Cards on Large Purchases

When you make a large purchase, do you turn to plastic or cash? That's what a new survey by the personal finance site WalletHub sought to find out. Additionally the study found that many Americans run the risk of maxing out their credit cards when making large purchases. First, WalletHub asked what respondents considered...

Money at 30: CES, Tech Temptation, and Lifestyle Creep 3

Yesterday I returned home from a week-long stay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main purpose of my visit wasn't gambling or any particular Cirque du Soleil performance (although I did manage to see one while in town) but to attend this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This being my first time,...