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For Several Reasons, Americans Say They Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season now just a few weeks away, it seems that many shoppers won't be stuffing stockings as full or putting as many presents under the tree this year compared to previous winters. According to a survey conducted by Debt.com, 62% of Americans expect that they will...

Money at 30: I Hate Receipts App Review 3

More and more, I feel as though it’s common for cashiers to ask, “Do you need a receipt?” In these cases, while I’m inclined to say “no,” I usually end up responding in the affirmative just to save them the hassle of tossing out the slip of paper themselves. Yet,...

Survey Finds Small Businesses Increased Investment During Pandemic

Despite the financial challenges that the past several months have brought for small businesses, it seems that many owners actually increased their spending according to a report by Regions Bank. For their survey, Regions spoke with more than 500 entrepreneurs. In each case, they owned businesses with 100 or fewer...

Mastercard Announces 10 FinTechs to Participate in Latest Start Path Program

Mastercard is once again looking toward the future of FinTech, announcing the 10 startups that will join the company’s Start Path program. This year’s selected companies include: Carry1st, FISPAN, Lendio, LISNR, Mocafi, MO Technologies, Panda Remit, Paycode, Fanbank/Plink, and Subaio. These startups will participate in a six-month program where they...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — October 2020 3

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. First up is something we could also use right now: early retirement. Then we'll answer a pair of financial questions. Finally, we'll round things out...

Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.9% as 630,000 Jobs Return in October

Last month, it seems that more Americans went back to work. According to the latest Labor Department report, the United States economy gained 630,000 jobs in October. That's more than the 503,000 that economists surveyed by MarketWatch had anticipated. More specifically, private sector hiring reached 906,000, although a decline in...

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Visa's Plaid Acquisition

Reports that the United States Department of Justice was considering action against Visa in regards to their planned acquisition of Plaid came to fruition this morning. As TechCrunch reports, the Justice Department has filed suit against both companies on antitrust grounds. Earlier this year, Visa announced that it intended to...

Zelle Tops 1 Billion Transactions in the Past 12 Months

When it comes to peer to peer payments, often times FinTechs such as Venmo, Square Cash, and others come to mind. Yet, one competitor has managed to grow without much fanfare: Zelle. Now, Early Warning Services, LLC (the network operator behind Zelle) announced that the service recently achieved a major...