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Money at 30: These Hotel Fees are Making Your Stay More Expensive 3

Last week I wrote about some of the new and different ways airlines are collecting fees, rendering many base fare comparisons moot. Well, as it turns out, a similar phenomenon has also been affecting a different part of the travel sector for years. I speak, of course, of the hotel...

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Among Banks Continue to Rise 3

There's more good news for small business owners looking to raise capital: approval rates for small business loans continued to rise in September. According to Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index, banks both large and small approved more of the loan applications they received in September than they did in August. Furthermore...

Building Up Your Brand’s Reputation and Relevance 3

Whether it’s a logo, jingle, or product, many well-known brands have built their reputation on the basis of a particular aspect of their company. For example, the Nike swoosh is instantly recognizable around the world, while the catchphrase “taste the rainbow” will be forever associated with Skittles. But symbols and...

Bitcoin Sees Stable September, Reaches 17-Month Volatility Low

For a currency known for its rapid price fluctuations, Bitcoin has managed to stay relatively stable in recent weeks. In fact the leading cryptocurrency saw volatility fall to a 17-month low with prices mostly staying between $6,200 and $6,800 over the past eight weeks. As a result some are suggesting that Bitcoin...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2018 5

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 the autumn leaves starting to change colors, life and work changes were a popular topic this month. Similarly many bloggers shared tips for obtaining side hustles...

Slowing Job Growth Still Leads to 49-Year Unemployment Low

The U.S. economy had something to celebrate last month as unemployment reached its lowest level in nearly 49 years. Sitting at just 3.7%, this unemployment rate hasn't been seen since December of  1969. However, as CNN notes, sharing the headline with this impressive accomplishment is that fact that the number of jobs...

Bank of America Adds One-Tap Investing Access to Mobile App

In a 21st century upgrade that Senator Glass and Congressman Steagall would sure shake their heads at, Bank of America has unveiled new features that make it easier for banking customers to access their investments via a streamlined app experience. Now, instead of needing to log into the Merrill Lynch app...