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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.

LGBTQ equality in corporate America: Where are all the queer CEOs?

The age of marriage equality has pressured companies to become more inclusive, but leadership is still often dominated by straight white men.

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

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

The best money lessons I learned as a personal finance writer

Most personal finance “advice” really isn’t rocket science. Here's the best of what I learned.
May 24, 2018

Summer Fridays may be in decline in the US. Here’s why more employers should formalize the perk.

Research says workers would be more productive with shorter hours and mandatory breaks.

What the Supreme Court decision means for workers — especially if you work at a private company

More than 60 million workers just lost the right to take their employers to court in the event of wage theft, sexual harassment and other disputes.

The lifetime cost of rent is still rising — here’s how you can save on housing in the meantime

Generation Z will pay a record high $226,000 in rental costs while trying to save up for a home.

Do you have a bullshit job? Anthropologist David Graeber explains the rise of pointless work

In polls, 40% of workers say the world be the exactly same or even better if they stopped showing up to work. 'Bullshit Jobs' author David Graeber explains why the grind so often feels meaningless.

Buying tickets online is a massive headache — here’s why companies can charge all those fees

Why is buying tickets online such a nightmare? Critics say that it's because one company has grown too powerful to bother listening to consumers.
May 16, 2018

What is the Rooney Rule? Here are the pros and cons of the popular diversity initiative.

The Rooney Rule is often touted as a means of diversifying the upper ranks of companies and organizations. Here's how it works — and where it comes up short.

The DOE is scaling back its oversight of for-profit colleges — here’s how to protect yourself

For-profit schools may be losing an important watchdog. Here's why that may be a concern for people looking to improve their earnings by going back to school.

How much is your credit card balance costing you? How to find out — and negotiate a better rate

Nearly a third of credit card consumers now swipe purely for the points — and aren't paying attention to the all-important APR.

You can’t call yourself a social justice organization if your employees aren’t paid a living wage

How can an organization claim to be an advocate for women and families while offering a salary that would be unsustainable for most women and their families?

One reason for the shortage of restaurant workers? Driving for Uber comes with better perks.

Flexibility in scheduling, income potential and not having a boss are just a few of the reasons driving for a ride-hailing app is an attractive side gig.
May 9, 2018

Older workers are consistently discriminated against in job hiring — here’s how we can fix that

If older workers are pushed out of the labor force, the consequences will be far worse for younger generations who already have to work longer than their predecessors.

How much financial help are millennials getting from their parents?

Whether you're still on the family phone plan or get help with the rent, you're not alone.

Why the market for first-time home buyers is getting tougher — and where to look if you’re buying

People are very confident that their home values are going to go up — a sign we may be moving ever farther from a buyer's market to a seller's market.

Why it’s so hard to convince yourself to buy generic items — and other ways brands trick you

Brands know how to use information overload and other psychological tricks to get you to buy their products.

Should you send your kids to online school? These are the pros and cons — and the costs.

Teen activist Jazz Jennings and other experts weigh in on the benefits of taking classes online.