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Money at 30: Mint vs. Personal Capital

Living into today's FinTech-rich world, it's almost difficult for me to think back to how things used to be. Using pencil and paper or even spreadsheets to manage budgets? Having to visit a bank branch or ATM to check an account balance? And I can't even imagine actually balancing a...

Fox Corporation Buys Majority Stake in FinTech Credible

In recent years several sectors have taken an interest in FinTech for both partnerships and investments. Still, the latest Silicon Valley deal comes from a seemingly unexpected suitor. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Fox Corporation has agreed to purchase a 67% stake in Credible Labs for $265 million. Additionally...

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

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...

Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates, First Time Since 2008

This week the Federal Reserve voted to lower its key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point. The widely expected move marked the first time the Fed has cut rates in more than a decade, moving the new target to 2%-2.25%. As USA Today reports, the decision comes even as most...

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,...

Money at 30: Is AAA Worth It?

When I turned 16 years old and got my driver's license, one of the gifts my father gave me was a AAA (American Automobile Association) membership. Cut to 2013, following a short lapse in membership, my wife and I decided that our road-tripping ways would make having AAA a smart...