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IRS Offers More Guidance on Pass-Through Business Tax Break

One of the less talked about but potentially lucrative aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed through Congress last year was a 20% tax deduction for pass-through businesses. Meant to give sole propreitorships and the self-employed a tax break similar to what larger corporations saw with the...

Continued Increases in Home Prices Defy Analyst Predictions 2

Despite warnings from economists and analysts that growth would be coming to an end, home prices rose once again in June of this year. In fact the 0.7 monthly increase marked the 14th consecutive month that prices had either stayed flat or risen. Moreover the 6.8% year over year growth...

Starbucks' Crypto Partnership Causes Confusion

Years after they first took a shine to the concept of mobile payments on their way to leading the space, Starbucks has announced that it is turning its attention to cryptocurrencies next. Last week the ubiquitous coffee chain announced that it — along with BCG, Microsoft, and others — would be working with...

Money at 30: Beware the 401(k) "Force Out" 5

One of the benefits of writing about personal finance is that, when I find myself in frustrating financial situations, I at least enjoy the silver lining of getting an article out of it. This is what I had to remind myself of yesterday as I spent a nice chunk of...

Survey Finds Small Business Optimism at a New Record High

Just when you thought small business optimism couldn't climb any higher, a recent study finds it's actually grown once again. In fact the latest rise has pushed optimism to a new record high. Of course, as we've discussed before, this good news comes with some bad. This latest small business optimism...

Consumer Reports Ranks Apple Pay Cash Above Venmo, Zelle

This year an estimated 79 million Americans are expected to utilize peer to peer (P2P) payments services, marking a 24% increase over 2017. With this growing popularity, the P2P landscape has evolved in recent months — including the revelation that Zelle is now leading the pack after overtaking Venmo. Now...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — July 2018 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.  July saw a diverse slate of topics on the docket, from some basic tips for growing your savings and spending less, to more specific advice on investing...