Anna Bahney
Anna Bahney

Mic Money writer in Washington DC covering the daily saga of getting and spending. Toss tips my way at

April 13, 2017

What's that $3 "Presidential Election Campaign Fund" box on my taxes?

Here's one way to control where your tax money goes.

April 4, 2017

Here's how to narrow your personal pay gap

An Equal Pay Day study by NWLC finds women earn $418,800 less than men over the course of a career.
April 3, 2017

Why 'betas' are actually better bosses

The dominating personality traits you might normally associate with leadership don't always make for the best manager.
March 28, 2017

These are the best 20 countries to live in, according to the United Nations

The UN's Human Development Index ranks the top countries in the world for education and length and quality of life.
March 25, 2017

Want the biggest possible tax refund? Know these 7 words to get more money

Adjustments and deductions and credits — oh my!
March 24, 2017

5 financial deadlines you can actually change

Procrastinating on your taxes and want to file for an extension? Here's what you need to know.

March 24, 2017

How to spot the 3 biggest money scams in America

How to avoid getting scammed into paying debts you don't owe.
March 23, 2017

Which tax bracket are you?

Need a tax calculator? Here are the tax brackets for the 2017 filing year so you can figure out how much money you owe.
March 22, 2017

How to get a tax filing extension for 2017

Don't bury your head in the sand. Know the rules for tax extensions and you'll save yourself headaches later on.
March 17, 2017

9 essential DIY skills — that will save you thousands of dollars

Save thousands by becoming a self-sufficient master of trades.
March 17, 2017

5 "basic" money words you're too embarrassed to admit you don’t know

These money terms are confusing but important. Here's what they really mean.

March 13, 2017

7 financial products that seem great — but are actually dangerous

Buyer beware, especially when you're already in debt.
March 13, 2017

7 great small cities where renting is way cheaper than in the big city nearby

Looking for the best places to live in the United States? Try these affordable commuter cities.
March 1, 2017

Ignore these 5 popular pieces of career advice

Following your passion could be a big mistake.
Feb. 28, 2017

What to do with a 401(k) from an old job?

Don't throw good money away.
Feb. 28, 2017

Never buy these 3 things without bargaining first

Hold your ground. And know when to shut up.

Feb. 14, 2017

Go from lazy procrastinator to to-do list wizard — in 3 easy steps

You're smarter than your to-do list — and more ambitious than you know.
Feb. 8, 2017

Your monthly guide to never paying full price again

This calendar shows you the cheapest months to buy clothes, mattresses, appliances, gadgets, decor, tools, toys and more.
Feb. 2, 2017
Feb. 1, 2017

30 secrets to success — that we wish someone had told us before age 30

Learning these financial and career wisdoms before you exit your 20s will pay off for years to come.