Anna Bahney
Anna Bahney

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

April 13, 2017

What is the $3 "Presidential Election Campaign Fund" box on my taxes?

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

April 4, 2017

Women work 50 years to earn what men do in 40. 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 better bosses: 3 reasons why this personality type makes the best manager

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

Best countries 2017: Here are the top 20 places to live, 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? Make sure you really understand these 7 terms first

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

5 financial deadlines — from tax day to credit card payments — 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

These are the 3 biggest financial scams in America: What to know and how to fight back

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

Tax brackets 2017: Here's the rate you pay the IRS for tax year 2016, based on your income

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

Tax extension deadline 2017: How to get more time to file your forms for the 2016 tax year

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 are easy to learn — and will save you thousands of dollars

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

5 'basic' financial words you've heard — but are too embarrassed to admit you don't know

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

March 13, 2017

Payday loans and more: 7 financial products to beware — or they will cost you

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

Cheap rent alert: 7 cities where renting is way less expensive 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

5 popular pieces of career advice you should actually just ignore

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

Learn to bargain before you buy these 3 big-ticket items — negotiating could save you thousands

Hold your ground. And know when to shut up.

Feb. 14, 2017

How to 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

Never pay full price: A monthly guide to the best time to buy TVs, cars, furniture and more, on sale

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 life-changing secrets to success we wish someone had told us by 30

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