Personal Finance

Equifax Fined Up to $700 Million Due to Data Breach

Nearly two years after Equifax announced that a data breach had exposed the information of approximately 147 million customers, the credit bureau has reached a settlement deal. This morning the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Equifax had agreed to pay at least $575 million and as much as $700...

6 Costs to Consider Before Deciding to Get a Pet 3

Are you considering becoming a pet owner? There are many benefits to being a "pet parent," not the least of which is the strong bond you form with your animal. Unfortunately taking care of a pet can also come with some major costs you'll need to plan for ahead of...

Money at 30: Building Credit By Including Your Rent Payment History 3

As you may have heard, recently 2020 Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has been talking about potential changes to the way credit scores are calculated. Citing statistics that show 26 million Americans are "credit invisible" while another 19 million have credit files too thin to score, Harris is proposing an...

WalletHub Study Ranks States with Most and Least Student Loan Debt

As the 2020 presidential election primary season heats up, one of the most talked-about campaign issues has been student debt. In fact several Democratic candidates have revealed plans to cancel the student debts of millions of Americans. Meanwhile a reported 10.9% of all student loan accounts were at least 90+...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 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. With summer now in full swing, we start things off by talking travel. Similarly we'll hit the road for a look at several aspects of...

Tips and Tools for Rebuilding Your Credit 3

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes can be forgiven but, in other cases, the repercussions of these missteps can be long-lasting. Sadly, when it comes to credit, sometimes small mess ups can mean years of poor scores — but it doesn't have to last forever. If you've made some credit...

Discover Bank Discontinues Fees For Deposit Accounts

To say that Americans don't tend to harbor great feelings toward large banks would be a bit of an understatement. Thus, while too-big-to-fail institutions continue to be known for increasing fees and decreasing services, online banks and FinTech startups have sought to offer an alternative. Now one major online-only bank...

Amazon Teams with Synchrony Financial for New Secured Credit Card

Frequent online shoppers whose credit could use a boost may have a new credit card option. This week Amazon and Synchrony Financial announced the launch of the Amazon Credit Builder. Aimed at customers with low or no credit, the Amazon Prime Store Card Credit Builder is a secured credit card...