Credit Agencies Want to Facebook Stalk You Like a Drunk Ex-Girlfriend

Jobs do it. Moms do it. Wives of former college flames do it. And now, credit agencies are getting in on the Facebook stalking game. Which is worrisome. » 1/09/14 11:30am 1/09/14 11:30am

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year. » 1/02/14 10:00pm 1/02/14 10:00pm

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year. » 1/08/13 1:00pm 1/08/13 1:00pm

That's our big list for the year. We'll be updating you at the beginning of each…

President Obama's Plan to Make Your Student Loans Less Horrifying

Underemployed, overeducated, post-graduate sticker shock sufferers, rejoice— President Obama is going to announce a student loan plan that will allow you to pay slightly less per month and cap the amount you have to pay back per year. Someone's breaking out the Fancy Ramen tonight! » 10/25/11 8:15pm 10/25/11 8:15pm

Women Are Less Confident With Personal Finances

Neither men nor women feel particularly confident about investment decisions, but women are less confident, according to study after study, including two new ones. Not everyone sees this as a bad thing, and yet it's arguably a mechanism of inequality. » 5/24/11 3:10pm 5/24/11 3:10pm

Don't Know Much About 401K's


Living in a capitalist economy means that one's life path is largely dictated by getting money, spending money, and saving money. Most people are plenty good at spending money, and some people are pretty great at getting money, but few excel at saving money, mostly because saving money is boring, not fun, and not… » 2/20/11 5:10pm 2/20/11 5:10pm

Which Of The Five Money Profiles Are You?

After surveying women on their attitudes towards their money, demographer Maddy Dychtwald came up with five financial personality types. Here are details to help you figure out where you fall. » 5/11/10 2:00pm 5/11/10 2:00pm

Keira Knightley Didn't Fuck That Guy From Pride & Prejudice For A Reason

We heart economists! (In fact, we were wondering why we never ended up having one night stands with them! More on that below!) Anyway, namely we love how they are always sprucing up the Dismal science by using their awesome powers of calculation for utterly pointless tasks like figuring out the net worth of, oh my… » 3/12/07 10:27am 3/12/07 10:27am

One Girl's Closet: Another's Portfolio!

As the most self-hating people we know, we couldn't agree more with Suze Orman: the woman who doesn't take care of her money doesn't truly love herself. But just like we're hoping maybe 2K7 will be the year we learn for once to get rid of exess body mass, we're hoping at least to gain in wallet mass. And sort of like… » 3/07/07 3:13pm 3/07/07 3:13pm