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Back-to-School Spending Expected to Climb for 2021 Season

It may only be early July, but back-to-school season is just around the corner in certain areas of the United States. Following a school year that likely looked different depending on the state, district, and school, 2021 may bring a return to (near) normal. In turn, American consumers are anticipated to spend...

American Express Platinum Card Review 3

To my surprise, it’s now been nearly two years since I took the plunge and decided to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express — also known as the Amex Platinum card, American Express Platinum, Plat, and other such variants. In that time, I’ve been able to experience all...

Visa: $1 Billion Spent Via Crypto-Linked Cards in 2021 So Far

The age of cryptocurrency debit and credit cards is apparently upon us. According to Visa, the company is currently working with 50 cryptocurrency platforms on card programs. These cards will make it easier for consumers to convert and spend crypto with the more than 70 million merchants worldwide that accept...

Money at 30: How We're Saving Money This Summer

The way I see it, there are a few different starts to the summer season. For the former movie theatre manager in me, the first is Memorial Day weekend (although the blockbuster season really kicks off even before that now thanks to Marvel). Then, there's the technical kick-off on June...

Apptopia Data Shows Most Downloaded Digital Banking Apps for H1 2021

These days, there's certainly no shortage of digital banking options — also known as neobanks. With many of these platforms operating primarily via mobile apps, the impact of such services can also be seen on app store rankings. On that note, a new report from Apptopia highlights the top 10...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 2021

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 this month, we'll look at frugality in many forms. Then, we'll explore remote working and nomadism, including lessons learned from these...

Robinhood Officially Files for Initial Public Offering

After previously confidentially submitting a draft registration statement in March, this week, Robinhood made it official, announcing its plans to go public. The number of shares Robinhood plans to issue and the price range they'll be targeting have yet to be determined. What is known is that the FinTech will list...

Are Credit Reports the Same as a Credit Score? 13

For as much as we hear about credit in general, many Americans are less aware of the specifics. A key example of this is that the terms “credit report” and “credit score” are used interchangeably despite being separate things. In fact, this misconception could lead consumers to ignore an important...