Personal Finance

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...

Capital One Reveals Massive Data Breach

If you're a Capital One customer or have applied for one of the products in the past, you may be a victim in the latest major hack. This week, this bank announced a data breach exposed personal data for 100 million Americans as well as six million Canadians. The breach,...

5 Tips for Defeating Your Debt ASAP 4

Did you know that Americans collectively hold more than a trillion dollars of credit card debt? As a result, it is expected that cardholders will pay upwards of $122 billion in credit card interest this year. Meanwhile millions of adults are ready to escape from these statistics and work towards...

Equifax Settlement Site Begins Accepting Claims

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Equifax had agreed to a settlement that would see the credit bureau paying out up to $700 million. This settlement is meant to compensate consumers and states that suffered damages due to the credit bureau's massive data breach that was...

Roboadvisor Betterment Introduces Banking Features

It looks like another FinTech firm is expanding into the world of traditional banking services. In a press release roboadvisor Betterment announced the launch of new savings and checking accounts. First up a waitlist for the Betterment Everyday Checking account is now open. These accounts will carry no overdraft fees...

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...