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Fewer people carry cash, preferring to pay with cards or smartphone apps. What impact does that have on those who rely on pocket change?
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 10, 2017
Saying that all it takes to succeed in the U.S. is effort and personal responsibility is an oversimplification of the actual circumstances surrounding poverty.
By Dave Roos Jan 30, 2017
Poverty has always been measured with money in the U.S., but a new study finds that when we focus only income, there's a lot we don't see.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 6, 2016
Nonprofits have started pushing Giving Tuesday to get more donations. But does it work?
By Alia Hoyt Nov 28, 2016
The California National Guard bonus scandal had us wondering if civilians would have to repay an overage in their paychecks.
By Dave Roos Nov 1, 2016
More U.S. women are planning on having babies, says the CDC. What's behind the birth rate bump?
By Kate Kershner Oct 14, 2016
On average, black women in the U.S. workforce earned $0.37 less for every dollar a man in the U.S. workforce earned in 2014. That's a pretty big wage gap.
By Kate Kershner Aug 23, 2016
Massachusetts just passed a law barring companies from asking prospective employees for salary history. Will that level the playing field for women and minorities?
By Dave Roos Aug 18, 2016
It's been a roller-coaster ride for the beloved U.S. snack cake that last 65 days. Now Twinkies and its other Hostess buddies are landing on the Nasdaq.
By Kate Kershner Jul 15, 2016
John Oliver paid off medical debt for 9,000 Americans. But could you buy your own debt on the cheap?
By Dave Roos Jun 15, 2016
Is adding up the inflation and unemployment rates the most effective way to judge our misery?
By Oisin Curran
An 1864 law bars living people from appearing on U.S. currency. What do you have to do to get your grill on a bill?
By Laurie L. Dove May 9, 2016
It's adios, Old Hickory, as the freedom fighter replaces the slave-owning president. The U.S. Treasury also says Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 20, 2016
The guys from Stuff They Don't Want You to Know catch you up on the largest single leak in human history.
By Ben Bowlin Apr 15, 2016
Sure, ride-sharing is a big part of the collaborative economy, but other services, from health care to energy credits, are turning consumers into borrowers, too.
By Jason Hoch Mar 29, 2016
The gender pay gap is usually expressed something like this: Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Where did this figure come from and is it still true?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
The idea is that the government gives everyone a set amount of money, just for existing. Would it fly in the U.S.?
By Alia Hoyt Mar 28, 2016
Basic income is guaranteed to everybody, no matter who you are, whether you work or not. And it could be way simpler than some existing welfare systems.
By Joe McCormick Mar 9, 2016
Financial difficulty can produce measurable negative impacts on physical well-being, including real pain and a lowered pain tolerance.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 1, 2016
Let's shed some light on how and why political donations can be so tricky.
Why aren't there numbers on American coins? The words "dime," "penny" and "nickel" sure don't convey anything obvious. Is the U.S. just being inhospitable to guests?
By Chris Opfer Feb 11, 2016
Citizen science projects are sprouting up everywhere. Researchers and laypeople love them -- though there are a few critics.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Feb 4, 2016
With enough natural resources, robots and replicators, a la "Star Trek," money could definitely become outdated.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 23, 2015
Setting up a funding site for a nonexistent sick boy is child's play for these criminals. The real money is in laundering stolen credit cards.
By Dave Roos Nov 12, 2015
It's time to replace your jalopy. You know it isn't worth much, but should you sell it anyway and maybe make a few bucks, or should you donate it to charity to get a tax break?
By Cherise Threewitt
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