James Dennin
James Dennin

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

Jan. 12, 2018

Career advice: Why 2018 is your year to get a raise — or a new job

Ready to make more money this year? Here is why the wind is at your back, and how you can negotiate the highest pay bump possible — or find a new job opening.

Jan. 11, 2018

Student loan stress? Don’t worry about the size of your debt: Focus on this number instead.

Student loan defaults may be happening far more often than we previously thought, a new report finds. Here is why that's scary, and how you can protect yourself.
Jan. 10, 2018

12 apps to save money and get fast refunds you didn’t even know about

Retailer owe you money? Chasing down that refund might be too much of a pain to be worth your time — unless you have one of these apps.
Jan. 9, 2018

Career advice 2018: Avoid this one phrase on your resume if you want to get a job interview

Forget resume samples — use smart hacks to personalize your job application, yet still get an interview. For one? Never call yourself a "team player." Here's what to say instead.
Jan. 8, 2018

Does your job help improve the world? You might be more likely to lie or cheat at work: Here’s why.

Working for a socially responsible company might make employees feel better about themselves than they should.
Jan. 5, 2018

Ready to switch bank accounts? The 15 worst banks for consumer complaints — and how to find a gem.

If you use Bank of America or TCF National Bank — or are just generally unhappy with your checking or savings account — see this ranking of CFPB consumer complaints, plus a guide to switching banks.

Jan. 3, 2018

Venmo account frozen? This might be the weird reason some of your payments got suspended.

If you just got a strange message from Venmo saying your payment is pending, this could be the surprising explanation as to why.
Jan. 3, 2018

Should you buy bitcoin? Warren Buffett’s $1M bet has a hidden lesson for cryptocurrency investors.

If you find yourself Googling "bitcoin price" or "what is Ripple?" — you should probably read this first: A big bet (and win) by famed investor Warren Buffett has a surprising takeaway for you.
Jan. 2, 2018

What to expect for your money in 2018 — and how to brighten your financial future

If your New Year's resolution is to save more money, get a raise or try your hand at "investing" in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, these are the economic trends to watch in 2018.
Dec. 28, 2017

3 myths about success — and how to actually crush it at work and life in 2018

As it turns out, self-made millionaires didn't often make the honor roll when they were kids. Here are three other myths about success that are holding you back at work.
Dec. 21, 2017

Can you trust gift guides and product reviews online? What consumers must know about affiliate links

Best gifts lists, book reviews — you probably rely on countless guides online to inform your decisions about what to buy. But do you know when your source is actually earning a commission?

Dec. 20, 2017

Tax bill passes final vote: What does it mean for you? Your 9 biggest questions answered

Tax calculator seeming handy right now? Don't stress: Here's what's in the tax reform bill passed by House and Senate, when President Donald Trump could sign it and how your taxes could change.
Dec. 14, 2017

What is net neutrality? How the FCC repeal vote will affect your wallet and internet experience

Net neutrality has been dealt a serious blow following a 3-2 FCC vote, led by chair Ajit Pai, to reduce regulation of internet service providers. Here's how that will affect you.
Dec. 13, 2017

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Here’s what that means for you.

The Federal Reserve just voted to hike interest rates. Here is how Wednesday's Fed decision affects job hunters, savers, borrowers and the economy.
Dec. 12, 2017

Health Insurance Deadline 2017: What to know about marketplace plans on the last day to apply

What time does open enrollment end? Find out the insurance deadline for Obamacare here, plus three things to know about 2018 costs, and how to get cheaper or free health care.
Dec. 8, 2017

Government Shutdown 2017: What it is, why it could still happen and how it would affect you

Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown this week, but we're not out of the woods yet. Here's how you could be affected if a long-term deal isn't reached soon.

Dec. 7, 2017

Best gifts 2017: The only 7 ideas you really need for Christmas or any holiday, according to science

Christmas gifts for men? White elephant gifts for women? Kwanzaa gifts for your cousin? If you're short on good 2017 holiday present ideas, look no further: Here's what science suggests you should do.
Dec. 7, 2017

Best places to work in 2018: These 10 top companies get the highest marks from employees

These are the best companies to work in terms of salary, benefits and more, according to Glassdoor reviews by employees who actually work there.
Dec. 6, 2017

What is bitcoin? Here are answers to your 12 biggest questions on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Lumens, Monero or Iota — or none of the above? Here's everything to know about investing in cryptocurrencies, ICOs and blockchain; plus how to spot a bitcoin scam.
Dec. 1, 2017

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill: 5 key ways the plan will affect you

Here's the GOP tax bill explained, with details on how it could change your financial situation.