I've Got My Mind on My Money and My Wedding on My Mind

A good reason to not marry me is that I am not exactly a financial genius. While I’ve always been good at making my own money rather than asking for it (except for when I asked the federal government for $50,000 to go to college with and they were like, “Yes, def,”), paying bills the moment my paycheck dumps into my… » 7/01/15 1:00pm Wednesday 1:00pm

Why Don't Rich People Talk to Their Children About Money?

Nearly everyone agrees that children need to learn the value of a dollar, but how many parents are willing to tell their children the exact dollar figure of their own income? Turns out, not that many—and the more affluent the parent, the less likely they are to disclose their income to their offspring. The reasons for… » 6/29/15 2:45pm 6/29/15 2:45pm

A Woman Could Be Replacing Jackson on the $20 Bill

President Andrew Jackson could be getting the boot from the $20 if a legislative bill that puts a historical female icon in his place gets passed. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, which would call for a “panel of citizens” to advise Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on finding a… » 4/15/15 10:35pm 4/15/15 10:35pm

Senator Charles Schumer Wants to End the Pay Gap Between Men and Women

The gender wage gap is like one of those bad party guests who routinely shows up empty-handed, drinks all the booze, and then passes out on the couch after peeing on it. Like, really? You're still kicking around, bro? It's 2015. Time to get current and out of your mom's basement. And please. Put the artichoke dip DOWN. » 3/29/15 8:27pm 3/29/15 8:27pm

Study: Domestic Violence Hurts Survivors' Finances and Work Stability

A study of nearly 4,000 Pennsylvania women suggests that domestic abuse can have a long-term and profoundly destructive impact on survivors' ability to earn money. The study authors looked at women who applied for civil orders of protection against their abusers between 1995 and 1996; they found for nearly all of… » 3/20/15 4:20pm 3/20/15 4:20pm

Is This Man Too Rich and Handsome To Have Murdered His Father? (No.)

Let the games begin! Now that hot felon Jeremy Meeks is old news, the public is dying for a "too sexy to have done it" murderer to steal their hearts and Thomas Gilbert Jr., a 30-year-old man who allegedly killed his father over a cut in his allowance, is this year's sexy criminal to beat. Murderous and frugal? Be… » 1/06/15 12:30pm 1/06/15 12:30pm

WSJ Attempts to Drum Up Sympathy for Paupers Making $400K a Year

Break out your tiniest violins: a new video released by the Wall Street Journal either as a deliberately unsympathetic joke designed to agitate the stirrings of an American class war or as one of the whitest whines of all time shows just how a person who makes $400,000 per year can feel like SUPER poor. » 9/08/14 6:45pm 9/08/14 6:45pm

Fuck It, Let's Put Kim Kardashian on the $20 Bill.

During a speech this week, President Obama recalled a letter he got from a little girl who wondered why all American paper money features men. The Commander-In-Chief offered tepid support for the little girl's notion that maybe it's time our wallets stop being such a sausagefest, and everyone applauded appreciatively.… » 8/01/14 1:00pm 8/01/14 1:00pm