Stories That Pay Off

This is Mic's weekly crash course on how to live your best financial life.

Stories That Pay Off: The best Cyber Monday deals for clothing, electronics and more

Get discounts from Apple, Amazon and Walmart, to name a few.

Stories That Pay Off: The desperate and hilarious ways cities begged for Amazon HQ

Not everyone is happy about the new Amazon headquarters.

Stories That Pay Off: Help! I drained my savings and am spiraling into panic.

One reader writes in for advice on what to do when you've just depleted your savings account on a big purchase.

Stories That Pay Off: Taylor Swift and other celebs ride the blue wave in midterm elections

Taylor Swift has come out in support of Tennessee Democratic candidates.

Stories That Pay Off: How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make money

Plus: how companies are encouraging Americans to vote and how to curb your Uber habit.

Stories That Pay Off: The Mega Millions jackpot is now over $1 billion

Big lottery, how to go on a honeymoon for free and more money news to put on your radar.

Stories that Pay Off: Navigating the challenges of coming out at work

Transitioning at work, inclusivity in corporate America, discrimination in the office and more.

Stories That Pay Off: How to sneakily find out if your partner is good with money

Dating red flags to watch out for, wedding registry tips and a whole lot more.

Stories That Pay Off: A new law could mean the end of cramped legroom on airlines

Uncomfortable airplane seats could be a thing of the past.

Stories That Pay Off: What to do when everyone wants your professional advice — for free

Setting boundaries with your friends and family is much easier said than done.

Stories That Pay Off: Nike’s online sales have spiked — and it’s because of Colin Kaepernick

Sales on the web jumped nearly 31% in a single weekend.

Stories That Pay Off: What to do if your parents don’t have a retirement plan

More than a quarter of workers said they have no retirement plan.

Stories That Pay Off: How much money does Starbucks make off the pumpkin spice latte?

In 2017, Starbucks sold as many as 350 million PSLs.

Stories That Pay Off: Here’s how expensive it can be to own a dog

A survey found dog owners spend much more on their pooches than they think they do.

Stories That Pay Off: How to get money back from airlines

Airlines often say you can’t request compensation until you’re done with travel. By that time, a lot of the frustration fades. If you stick with it, however, you may find your pockets a bit heavier.

Stories That Pay Off: How to set boundaries with your co-workers

This week, experts explained how to set limits with colleagues, how to avoid these common renting mistakes and more.

Stories That Pay Off: Why flights get overbooked — and how to make the most of it

This week, we explored how to avoid being bumped from an overbooked flight, Trump's recent grocery store gaffe and more.

Stories That Pay Off: How to find out if your new romantic partner is a financial disaster

This week, we take a look at whether your new date is a responsible spender, the business of Ivanka Trump's clothing line and more.

Stories That Pay Off: Why do we get so mad when others show their financial privilege?

This week, we looked at why one intern's finances lit up the internet, the not-so-private privacy settings of Venmo and more.

Stories That Pay Off: How Kylie Jenner became the richest person in her family

This week, we launched a Money Confession column, looked at how Kylie Jenner made her fortune and more.

Stories that pay off: How to save money on your next vacation

From loyalty programs to credit cards, here’s our guide to saving money on your next vacation — so your bank account can take a break too.

Stories that pay off: 46% of LGBTQ employees are not out at work. One out leader could change that.

This week, we take a look at a leader who wants to support LGBTQ employees, the benefits of Summer Fridays, the ways brands trick you into buying products and how online shopping may change forever.

Stories that pay off: How to save money on everything from rent to dining out

Saving money is easier said than done. But there are some actionable, realistic things you can do to trim your spending in areas both big — rent, cars — and small — hanging out with friends.

Stories that pay off: 4 ways to improve diversity in the workplace

From ageism in the hiring process to the lack of out gay CEOs, corporate America still has a long way to go in terms of inclusivity.

Stories that pay off: How to save money this wedding season

Our guide to saving money on wedding expenses this year — without looking cheap.