As part of a class-action settlement, RushCard will reimburse $20.5 million in total to customers whose accounts were frozen last year during a screw-up that left hundreds of thousands of people in financial shambles.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump told the Associated Press that he doesn’t plan to release his tax returns before the presidential election in November. “There’s nothing to learn from them,” he said. Then, on Wednesday, he said he would release them. “I’ll release. Hopefully before the election I’ll release,” he told Fox News…
The Department of Justice told CNN they’ve finally shut down a long, well-known, and very colorful mail scam, featuring a self-proclaimed French psychic named Maria Duval. Over two decades, the scam is said to have netted $200 million. But just who’s raking in that cash remains somewhat murky: Duval’s son said she…
In the office there was a dry-erase board with each of our names. We had a 6:00 p.m. curfew, and every day at 5:59 the countdown began. All the kids in the living room counted backwards from sixty, staring at the door. At 5:59 and 45 seconds some young gangster would always come running in, make a dash to the…
Former presidential candidate Ben Carson, who’s still 100-percent worthy of my love, doesn’t understand why we have to boot Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill in favor of Harriet Tubman. Why not put her on a lesser bill to match her subservient position? Perhaps a bill that’s barely in circulation?
In classic, sweet, passive-aggressive Canadian fashion, your favorite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his favorite Minister of Finance Bill Morneau have announced the Bank of Canada’s exciting plans to show up America by not only putting a woman on a new bank note by 2018 (our ladylike $10 is scheduled for 2020, and…
“Anyone can aspire to be President of the United States, but few have any hope of becoming President of the Bohemian Club,” Richard Nixon reportedly once said. But for a kid growing up in Sonoma County, California near the Bohemian Grove, the club’s ultra-exclusive campground, getting a service job there was easy.
A fun fact about earning capacity, according to the Center for American Progress: 30-year-olds today make about as much, on average, as 30-year-olds did in 1984, “despite the facts that they are 50 percent more likely to have finished college and that they work in an economy that is 70 percent more productive.”
An astonishing story is coming out of Houston, where a man was just arrested at his home by federal marshals over $1,500 in outstanding student debt. Is Raylan Givens coming for you next?
Donald Trump Jr., son of fossilized meatball and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, wants you to know that it’s hard out there for a rich boy. As the son of a ludicrously wealthy businessman-turned-politician, people insist upon underestimating him.
Somewhere in Los Angeles County there sits either a benevolent angel residing on earth or a GODDAMN FOOL who still hasn’t claimed their $63 million winning lottery ticket from August 2015.
Over on The Billfold, a writer named Paulette Perhach published an excellent short piece about what she’s termed “financial self-defense” or, more euphoniously, a “Fuck Off Fund.” That is: the money you may need at any given moment to get away from your job, partner, or life. You need one. We all need one.
One day after a study revealed that women directors accounted for just nine percent of Hollywood’s top films, Jodie Foster has released a trailer for her upcoming film Money Monster, starring Julia Roberts’ pursed lips and George Clooney’s terrified face.
One of my least favorite things in the world is hearing a young person whose parents pay their cell phone/buy them plane tickets home for every holiday/give them thousand-dollar gift checks say something like, “I’ve never gotten any help from my parents, but I’ve managed to save some money.” Not because it’s bad to…
Over the past 41 years of public life, Hillary and Bill Clinton have amassed a web of fiercely loyal donors who have contributed a total of $3 billion to their charity and various political campaigns. And they have done it by being nice. By being exceptionally shrewd, calculating politicians, but also by being really,…
For families with kids, the cost of childcare can be scarier than the prospect of Donald Trump or Ben Carson actually becoming President. The service is wildly expensive—so much so that childcare workers themselves are essentially unable to afford it themselves.
Some think that being poor is simple. You don’t have enough money to buy a lot of stuff, so you’re forced to buy less stuff. But that’s not really how it works. When you’re broke, you can’t do all the little things that will improve your budget over the long run. It actually costs more to be poor.
They say money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you power. Well, in the case of Scott Walker, it couldn’t buy him power but it still could buy him a participation trophy with the word “President” inscribed on it if that would make him feel better.