Money & Politics
Money & Politics are virtually inseparable. Learn more about some of the most important political and economic issues of our time.
Want to Support Veterans? 4 Tips for Finding Good Charities
No Shave November Is More Than Mustache Month
5 Questions to Ask Before Donating to a Charity
The Fascinating Stories Behind 5 of the World's Big Currency Symbols
How to Buy and Mine Dogecoin
Why Did the U.S. Experience a Coin Shortage?
The Richest Countries in Africa, Based on GDP
Pinpointing the Richest Country in the World Is Tricky Work
Store Shelves Still Empty? Blame the 'Bullwhip Effect'
If a Robot Takes a Job From a Human, Should It Pay Taxes, Too?
How the Gender Pay Gap Works
Pink Tax: 5 Things Women Are Forced to Pay More for Than Men
Who Paid the Largest Criminal Fine in History and Why?
How to Legally Change Your Name
What Is SWIFT and How Is It Being Used to Sanction Russia?
Neighbor-spoofing Robocalls Are the New Nuisance
The 10 Most Counterfeited Products in The World
Crowdfunding or Crimefunding? Fraudsters Kickstart Money Laundering Campaigns
Why Big Companies Like Tesla and Amazon Are Splitting Stocks
What Time Does the Stock Market Open?
What Causes Stock Market Trading to Halt?
How to Volunteer to Help Disabled Veterans
10 Best Volunteer Activities in Retirement
Does the Peace Corps want retired volunteers?
President Donald Trump wants countries exporting steel and aluminum to the U.S. to pay steep tariffs. Could these tariffs spark a global trade war?
By John Donovan
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.
On April 13, 2011, President Barack Obama proposed a plan for reducing the United State's debt and strengthen its fiscal reputation. But what does it really take to save sums of money so large they hardly seem real?
By Chanel Lee
We often hear about high-end contract negotiations in the entertainment world, but it's easy to forget that these rich guys are still laborers working under the auspices of a union. But how does the regular working stiff handle these negotiations?
By Dave Roos
It's a pretty simple idea: Whatever revenue wealthy citizens generate will eventually trickle down to the lower classes. But it's tough to find the logic in the theory of trickle-down economics when mainstream America is going hungry and the upper cr
By Jane McGrath
Even with fundraising restrictions, in the 2008 United States presidential election it's estimated that candidates will spend more than $3 billion on advertising. Yet many people argue that campaign finance reform restricts free speech.
By Jane McGrath
Tax rebates are one trick lawmakers and economists use to prevent a recession. But do they knock the economy back on track or merely delay the inevitable?
By Jane McGrath
The 2020 presidential election is expected to be the most expensive ever, with President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden having raised $3.2 billion by October 2020. Where does this money come from, and where does it all go?
The government's Alphabet Agencies were created during the Great Depression to relieve the economic tensions. Learn about these Alphabet Agencies, including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Campaign contributions are divided into "soft money and "hard money." What do these terms mean, exactly? And why has there been such a political outcry about this campaign donations in recent years?