James Dennin
James Dennin

James is a staff writer covering money and millennials. Send your tips and your money problems to jdennin@mic.com.

Sept. 18, 2017

This brain hack helps you learn faster — without practice

Research suggests using images to improve memory can be very effective — and decrease the need for practice.

Sept. 16, 2017

Small business owners struggle to bounce back after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Flooding in southwest Texas has made the recovery from Harvey difficult; and some parts of Florida have been without power all week.
Sept. 15, 2017

Why bitcoin prices have been diving

The price for bitcoin — and most of the major cryptocurrencies, for that matter — has been falling all week.
Sept. 14, 2017

Say "iPhone X" out loud. How you pronounced it could affect your desire to buy it. 

3 ways the iPhone X release demonstrates Apple's wiliest brand psychology tricks.
Sept. 13, 2017

What should you do when the stock market drops?

Stock prices keep hitting record highs. Here's why that is worrying investors — and how you can prepare for the inevitable.
Sept. 12, 2017

Millennial workers got a big pay bump in 2016

According to the latest U.S. Census, young American workers saw income gains and increased health insurance coverage through in 2016.

Sept. 12, 2017

Emotions are mixed as Florida residents return home and to work after Hurricane Irma

In the wake of Hurricane Irma some Florida residents breathed a sigh of relief, while others worried about the tough and costly road ahead for recovery efforts.
Sept. 8, 2017

Why some Floridians aren’t leaving their homes for Hurricane Irma

Without cash, gas, access to vehicles — or a place to go — many are hunkering down.
Sept. 8, 2017

7 of the most surprising things you can buy with bitcoin

Bitcoin prices keep rising, but the cryptocurrency is more than an investment asset: A luxury development in Dubai will let you buy a studio apartment with bitcoin. Here's what else can you buy.
Sept. 7, 2017

How to find out if you’re among the 143 million victims of the Equifax data breach

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced an enormous data breach Thursday, with as many as 143 million Americans affected.
Sept. 7, 2017

Here's the weird way anger affects your politics

Your beliefs about money are surprisingly suggestible, new research finds.

Sept. 3, 2017

3 seemingly smart moves new entrepreneurs make that are actually rookie mistakes

Want to start your own business? Avoid these three common mistakes.
Aug. 24, 2017

How to get the best deal on a new car

Cars are losing their value faster — here's how to get the best possible deal on your car.
Aug. 22, 2017

Millions of Americans are getting ripped off by high credit card fees

Credit cards for the 16 million people in the U.S. with bad credit are laden with extra fees — but there's a way to avoid them.
Aug. 18, 2017

A 5-step checklist for raising your credit score

Pro tips for making your credit score shine — no matter how low it is now.
Aug. 16, 2017

Why the CEOs leaving Trump's business councils weren't taking a brave stand

As the fallout from the president's reaction to the deadly protest in Charlottesville continues, Trump announced that he was disbanding two advisory councils he had formed earlier this year.

Aug. 15, 2017

Everything you wanted to know about student loans but were afraid to ask

Here's what you need to know about paying off your college debt — or applying for more loans to go to graduate school.
Aug. 14, 2017

You don't have to be rich to own a home in these 7 cities

Even as income inequality is on the rise, housing inequality — the gap between how likely it is for low and high-income groups to own homes — appears to be shrinking.
Aug. 11, 2017

This is how much you'd spend to avoid a headache

Economists crunched the numbers to come up with an actual dollar amount that Americans would pay to get rid of pain.
Aug. 9, 2017

These 3 weird psychological tricks could help you save money, according to science

Your financial choices might be affected by unconscious factors, from how much you need to use the bathroom to the brightness of the space you are in.