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Square's Cash App is Testing Short-Term Loans — Is That a Good Thing?

It's now been a few years since I first came across Square's Cash app. At the time, I had already been familiar with Square's card readers and POS machines that are a staple at many small businesses, so I figured I'd check out their peer to peer payment tool and...

My Latest Quarantine Hobby? Yoga

During this increasingly-extensive time of quarantine, it seems that many among us have taken on new hobbies. In some cases, these have been somewhat productive, such as learning a new skill, language, etc. Meanwhile, it would appear from stock shortages that others have discovered the awesomeness of the Nintendo Switch....

Now Seems Like a Pretty Good Time to Try UBI, Doesn’t It? 3

In recent months, I’ve found myself growing increasingly interested in the concept of universal basic income (UBI). Even before Andrew Yang’s presidential run helped bring the idea further into the mainstream, I had come across articles and books devoted to the topic. More recently, I just read and reviewed Rutger...

HMBradley's New Rewards Credit Card Seems Cool, But There Are Some Major Catches

Every now and then, I'll come across a press release for a FinTech product that sounds pretty intriguing to me. When this happens, I'm usually pretty quick to do some research and see whether it's worth reviewing for my weekly column on Dyer News or for my YouTube channel. However,...

Capital One Adds Limited-Time Uber Eats Benefit to Venture, Savor Cardholders

Even as the credit card industry seemingly grows a little more cautious amid the coronavirus pandemic, many issuers are finding clever ways to add value for their customers. This is something we've recently seen with Amex as they've not only unveiled temporary credits for certain cards but also rolled out...

There's Still (Some) Time to Contribute to Your IRA for 2019

Tax time in July? Thanks to the insanity that is 2020, that's exactly what's happening. As a reminder, if you haven't yet filed your 2019 tax return, you have until Wednesday, July 15th to do so. Incidentally, this also means that you have a few more days to contribute to...