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2019 Credit Sesame Review: What It Tells You About Your Credit 3

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?

Study Finds Best and Worst Credit Cities for 2019

If you've been paying attention, you may have heard that the average credit score in America is on the rise. In fact, according to the Fair Isaacs Corporation — much more commonly known as FICO — the average now sits north of 700 points. However the personal finance site WalletHub recently sought...

Money at 30: "Work Optional" Book Review

Prior to attending last year's FinCon expo, I had certainly heard about FIRE (short for "financial independence, retire early) but it wasn't until I arrived at the conference that I realized how large the movement had grown. Of course, with popularity comes backlash, as some so-called "gurus" have questioned the...

Tide Turning on Small Business Optimism?

Throughout 2018 optimism among small businesses was at an all-time high. Month after month, the National Federation of Independent Business' Small Business Optimism Index showed entrepreneurs were enthusiastic about their future prospects and the economy at large. Moreover, in November, the index celebrated two years of record optimism. Now a new survey...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — January 2019 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. With a new year upon us, several bloggers offered tips for a building and sticking to a budget in 2019. Turning to other financial goals, topics of...

Job Report Exceeds Expectations, Reaches Historic Milestone

It was just yesterday that economists and observers were offering their best guesses for what promised to be an interesting jobs report. Complicated by the longest partial government shutdown in history, expectations had pegged the number of payrolls being added at 165,000. In actuality the report released by the Labor...

Now-Ended Partial Government Shutdown to Complicate Jobs Report

On Friday, the Labor Department will release its monthly jobs report for the first month of the year. While the figures it will contain are expected to be solid, the partial government shutdown that was in place for much of January will lead to a very interesting report overall. For...