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 Sunday 8:27pm

Hey, Big Spenders: How Much Did Your Wedding Cost?

Usually when we discuss wedding budgets and spending, the same thing happens: those of you who got married on the cheap are excited and proud tell everyone about it. Which is lovely, as we wholly support using your dollars to tell the wedding industry to fuck right off. Now please take a seat. » 3/20/15 3:30pm 3/20/15 3:30pm

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

Your Fabulous Wedding, Your Fabulous Divorce

Hot on the heels of news that the average cost of an American wedding is as high as ever comes a finger-wagging reminder: The more you spend on your wedding, the more likely your marriage will end in a miserable pile of divorce papers. » 3/19/15 2:26pm 3/19/15 2:26pm

Popular Couples Activity: Lying About Money 

Every. Couple. Lies. "Oh, not in my relationship," you say? Shut up, liar. We all deliver tiny lies at some point. Benign stuff. Financial lies, however... That's cancerous territory. » 1/21/15 1:25pm 1/21/15 1:25pm

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

Most Fashion Jobs Don't Pay Enough For You to Afford Fashion

Yes, one of the unsung bonuses of working in fashion is getting discounts and free stuff, whatever-whatever, but if you're in a low-level fashion job, just try making enough to afford to live. » 10/15/14 1:20pm 10/15/14 1:20pm

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

Legal Gay Marriage Could Generate Half a Billion Dollars in First Year

Well, this is vindicating: As has been projected for YEARS by same-sex marriage proponents, gay marriage, if legalized, could generate $464 million dollars in state revenue in its first year. And that's just across the 11 states examined in a new Williams Institute study. » 8/14/14 7:45pm 8/14/14 7:45pm

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

Big Bang Theory Stars Refuse to Film Unless They Get $1 M per Ep

Today in mo' money mo' problems, production on the hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory has halted over salary negotiations: The stars want MILLIONS. » 7/31/14 5:40pm 7/31/14 5:40pm

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Made $1.6 Million in Five Days

Even if you're not a Kim Kardashian: Hollywood maniac like the rest of the world, you can appreciate the cold hard cash the game is making. Which is apparently a lot. A lot of cold hard cash. » 7/31/14 12:40pm 7/31/14 12:40pm

Breaking Up Is More Expensive Than You Think

You know the story: You move in with someone, start combining your lives. You're not married, but you share expenses, purchase furniture/art, even get pets or have children. You think if it doesn't work out, you can just walk away without the stigma or cost of divorce. Only it is a lot like divorce, and can still be… » 7/27/14 2:30pm 7/27/14 2:30pm

The Gratuitous Injustice of American Tipping Culture

"Unless a waiter can be a gentleman, democracy is a failure. If any form of service is menial, democracy is a failure. Those Americans who dislike self-respect in servants are undesirable citizens; they belong in an aristocracy." » 7/21/14 10:50am 7/21/14 10:50am

Politicians Determined to Make Online Shoppers Pay

Since the dawn of the internet, shoppers who take a risk by purchasing something online that they can't see or try on experience enjoyed a small (albeit legally grey area) kickback: avoiding the sales tax they'd pay if they bought the same item from a brick-and-mortar (or, you know, drywall-and-vinyl siding) store.… » 7/17/14 7:45pm 7/17/14 7:45pm

Is College Worth It? Depends on What 'Worth It' Really Means

It's graduation time for a lot of college students around the country. As they make their way across the stage to collect their diplomas—many of them saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt and little or no job prospects—a dark question looms: Was it actually worth it? » 5/28/14 1:40pm 5/28/14 1:40pm

​Someone in San Francisco Hid Hundreds of Dollars for People to Find

This weekend, an anonymous and rather wealthy real estate magnate engaged the San Francisco Bay Area in a scavenger hunt of sorts for cold hard cash. Using the Twitter handle Hidden Cash, the user posted clues indicating several locations (in public places) where they hid envelopes with a hundred dollars each. … » 5/26/14 3:00pm 5/26/14 3:00pm

'Til Debt Do Us Part

The other day, a friend told me that she and her husband had separated. I wasn't surprised; they've been pretty unhappily/indifferently married for more than a decade, but was sad for her nonetheless. When I asked what finally prompted the split, she listed off numerous small things (as it usually is, I find with… » 4/28/14 2:30pm 4/28/14 2:30pm