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Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — June 2018

It’s time again for my favorite feature here on Dyer News: a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month.  In June automobiles proved to be a popular subject, with many bloggers offering their takes on everything from the car buying process to saving at the pump. Travel was also a hot (pun intended) topic as the summer vacation season rages on. Elsewhere apartment repairs, dining out...

Facebook Co-Founder Suggests 50% Tax for Wealthy, $500 Pay Out for Poor

In recent years, thanks in part to the campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders and others, income inequality has become a major talking point in American politics and economics. As result many have offered their thoughts on what can be done to shrink the earnings gap between the top 1% and the other 99%. Now Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is proposing an idea of his own to provide low-income earners with some...

Canada Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Goods

When it was first announced that the United States would no longer make exceptions to recently-imposed steel and aluminum tariffs for allies, many immediately promised retaliation. On Sunday — Canada Day, incidentally — our neighbors to the north made good on that by not only enacting new 25% tariffs on steel and aluminum but also introducing 10% taxes on various other American goods such as whiskey, toilet paper, ballpoint pens,...

Study Finds Debit Card Usage is Declining

Once upon a time, debit cards seemed like a revelation and helped usher out the time-consuming process of writing a check. Pitched as a smarter choice to credit cards but with many of the same conveniences, 74% of households reported using debit cards in 2013. However, according to a new study by ValuePenguin, that figure has declined sharply over the past five years. The latest numbers from ValuePenguin show that...

The Best Apps for Each Step in Your Financial Journey

Given the sheer number of finance apps that have hit the market over the past few years, it can be easy to fall down a rabbit hole of recommendations. However, instead of filling your phone with every application you find, perhaps a better approach is to introduce apps to your ecosystem as you progress in your financial journey.

Trump's Economic Efforts Earn Majority Support

These days it seems it's hard to find a majority consensus about anything — yet it seems the economy may be a surprising exception. According to CNBC's All-America Economic Survey, 51% of Americans said they approved of the President's handling of the economy. This marks the first time the Commander in Chief has broken past 50% approval when it comes to his economic performance and represents a six-point increase from...

Credit Knowledge Grows But Misconceptions Continue

Do you know what your credit score is or how it's calculated? If you're part of a growing trend, the answer may be "yes." According to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) along with VantageScore Solutions, a rising number of Americans have recently checked their credit. Additionally those who have kept up with their credit scores were found to have enhanced knowledge of various credit-related topics....

U.S. Retail Spending Continues to Rise in May

Even though we couldn't be further removed from the holiday season, it seems Americans are ready to shop. As CNN Money reports, retail sales rose 0.8% in May. Not only did that figure best many estimates but also marked the largest gain in six months. Furthermore spending was up an impressive 5.9% over last year. While this is certainly good news for brick-and-mortar retailers that have been famously struggling in...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
H-E-B and Central Market  credit cards

Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
Choice Privileges Select Card

Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...