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Congress Reintroduces Bill to Fine Credit Bureaus for Data Breaches

Back in 2017, Equifax — one of three major credit bureaus in the United States — experienced a massive breach. As a result an estimated 147 million Americans saw private data exposed, making them vulnerable to identity theft and other dangers. And while the fallout from this event has led to some changes, such as consumers being allowed to freeze their credit reports for free, many felt that Equifax themselves...
Top 10 Must-Read Personal Finance Posts April 2019

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — April 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. Starting this off, we look at a couple of articles related to some of the largest purchases many of us will make in our lifetimes. Then we'll talk saving and budgeting, including tips for slimming your budget and more. Also this month we'll go over...
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Survey Finds Foreign Transaction Fees May Surprise Majority of Cardholders

When considering a new credit card it's likely that consumers will evaluate some of the various perks, including cash back, airline miles, and more. However an emphasis on these benefits may cause them to overlook certain fees — especially if they don't believe such costs will affect them. Considering that a new report from the personal finance site WalletHub found that 80% of those surveyed were unaware that foreign transactions...
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Money at 30: Spring Weather is a Great Reminder About Renters Insurance

Since moving to Springfield, Missouri, I've become mildly obsessed with following the weather. I regularly keep tabs on my local National Weather Service's Twitter, watch Facebook's live streams they hold before certain events, and of course have a favorite network affiliate meteorologist. This interest isn't so much driven by passion but by fear as I've never lived in a place where tornados seemed like much of a threat. Consider that Twister...
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Telecom T-Mobile Launches Mobile-First Checking Account for All

Over the past few years, a lot has changed in the world of mobile service plans. From the dismantling of subsidized devices, the fall and subsequent return of unlimited data, and the bundling of streaming services into mobile plans, U.S. carriers have continually worked to find ways to one-up each other while also increasing profits. In a similar but decidedly different vein,  this past week brought some unexpected news as...
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Study Finds Cheapest and Most Expensive Car Insurance States

For years television advertising has been inundated with spots from car insurance commercials, each claiming to save Americans the most amount of money. Setting aside the fact that not every company can be the cheapest, one major factor in your rates is simply where you live. With that in mind, the personal finance site WalletHub recently ranked the states with the cheapest and most expensive car insurance rates. To compile...
Top 10 Must-Read Personal Finance Posts March 2019

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — March 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. For this installment we start off with a look at all things budgeting, with tips for various money personality types. Then we'll check in on the increasingly popular FIRE movement. Finally we'll asses how much your job could be costing you, a fun strategy for...
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Americans are Spending More on Credit Card Interest

In the world of personal finance, credit cards have been a divisive subject. While there are sites dedicated to the benefits of credit cards including travel rewards and cash back, there are those (perhaps most notably Dave Ramsey) who rail against such products because of the high interest rates they carry. Now the latter group has even more statistical ammo for its arsenal as new data shows that Americans are...
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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...
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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...
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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...