Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — September 2022 

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 kick things off, we’ll look at articles related to saving money. Then, we’ll talk the talk of personal finance (including money myths, debates, and dangerous phrases). After that, we’ll close things out with a look at living with less, spending your emergency fund, and much more.

As usual, this month’s list includes a couple of Dyer News Top 10 mainstays as well as a few first-timers. Without further ado, below is my list of the top 10 personal finance articles published in September of 2022, along with their title, author, and the site they originally appeared on.

Saving Money

My Mint Mobile Review: Does It Save You Money? — Grayson Bell, Debt Roundup

Anyone who’s watched television or Internet video ads as of late has probably come across ads for Mint Mobile starring the company’s majority stakeholder (and famed movie star) Ryan Reynolds. In those spots, Reynolds highlights amazing-sounding wireless deals that can help consumers save money. But are these plans actually worth it? Grayson shares his experience with Mint to help you answer that question.

10 Small Travel Hacks That Will Save You Big Money — Savoteur

If you hadn’t heard, the travel industry is booming as the world attempts to return to normal. And while demand means that prices for flights or hotel rooms may be higher, there are still ways you can save money. This article from Savoteur highlights 10 tiny ways to cut costs when traveling — including some of which you probably know and some that you might not have thought about.

Why I Bought a NEW Car — J.D. Roth, Get Rich Slowly

When it comes to purchasing a car, we all know that buying used is the prudent, money-saving option. So why then would a personal finance expert purchase a new vehicle instead? J.D. explains his unique situation, the finances that were part of it, and what factor ultimately won out.

Financial Talk

18 Most Dangerous Money Myths — Jerry Graham, Kinda Frugal

Between social media, blogs, and television, there’s a lot of information and opinions in regards to just about everything — and that includes finance. In turn, there are plenty of myths out there that may get conflated as fact in the minds of some consumers. For this post, Jerry looks at some of these money myths and explains why they are, indeed, wrong.

Tiresome Debates — Jonathan Clements, Humble Dollar

Speaking of opinions, there are a few topics in the realm of personal finance that invoke heated debates. For better or worse, these topics are often rehashed with little to no progress being made. Jonathan points out three such debates he finds to be growing tiresome as time drags on.

The Most Dangerous Phrases In Personal Finance — Thomas Kopelman

Throughout the day, there are several things we may tell ourselves. Given how big a factor money is in our lives, there’s a good chance that some of these self-tellings are related to finance as well. Unfortunately, some of the things we tell ourselves and others about money can lead us down the wrong path. With that in mind, Thomas shares a few “dangerous” phrases involving personal finance.

Personal Finance Tips

I Used My Emergency Fund, and I Liked It — Penny, She Picks Up Pennies

Over the past few years, we’ve all heard a lot about the importance of having an emergency fund. Yet, it’s not as often that we really consider their purpose — or talk about using them. To change that, Penny shares why she’s glad she recently tapped her emergency fund.

What Would Less Look Like For You? — Destiny S. Harris, The Making of a Millionaire

In today’s society, there’s a lot of pressure put on us to be more materialistic. But will buying things really make you happier? Destiny shares a few examples of why the answer is a resounding “no.”

Roth IRA For Kids: Why It Is An Excellent Strategy For ParentsLinda, The Cents of Money

By now, we all know about saving for retirement. Additionally, most people these days also try to save up money for their child’s college education. Now, what about saving for your child’s…retirement? It may sound a bit odd, but Linda explains why opening a Roth IRA for your kid could be a great idea and a major benefit to them in the long run.

YouTube Has Unveiled a New Monetization Plan for Shorts — Kyle Burbank, Money@30

Finally, with TikTok’s popularity continuing to grow, YouTube is among those fighting back and attempting to corner the short-form content market. To do that, the company recently announced a new monetization plan for its Shorts platform. As a YouTuber himself, Kyle breaks down these latest updates for creators who may want to jump aboard.

Thanks for checking out my top 10 personal finance articles published last month and congratulations to all of the bloggers who made the list. To find more of these great articles on a daily basis, be sure to follow me on Twitter @jondyer9 and of course visit

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Jonathan Dyer

I'm a small town guy living in Los Angeles looking to make solid financial decisions. I write for a number of finance websites, including HuffingtonPost and Business2Community. I founded in 2015 to focus on personal finance and the emerging FinTech markets.

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