Anita Hamilton
Anita Hamilton
Editor, Payoff
Feb. 22, 2018

Career advice 2018: How to make more money, travel, work from home — or experience a new job path

Want to earn higher pay, free up time, work and travel, or simply feel happier about your career? These 7 steps can help you reset your job goals and land in a better place.

Feb. 16, 2018

Have fun with your money: 5 ways to make $100 feel like a million bucks

You don't have to be rich to feel like a millionaire. Here's how to make money go further toward making you happy.
Feb. 9, 2018

LL Bean return policy ends lifetime guarantee — but these 9 stores still offer unlimited returns

LL Bean boots from yesteryear showing their age? Alas, abuse of the Bean's generous unlimited return policy may have triggered its end. Luckily other retailers still allow returns on anything anytime.
Feb. 2, 2018

This is how to save for the future — and how much money you really need

A rich retirement requires the subtle art of investing in your future self, no matter whether you're busy, in debt, an overachiever or all of the above. Here's how to save enough money.
Dec. 27, 2017

New Year’s resolution too hard to keep? This one behavior trick makes all your resolutions stick.

Yes, you really can succeed in your New Year's resolutions — if you pick the right goals and understand what it takes to achieve them.
Dec. 18, 2017

Career Advice: Where should you sit at work? This is the secret to success, new research suggests

Want a raise or promotion, or more respect at work? This open office-space hack improves productivity, your chance at career development — and your path to the best opportunities.

Dec. 14, 2017

Christmas tree lights and decorations a bore? 3 surprising ideas — that aren’t the Walmart weed tree

Christmas tree shop or farm, pre-lit artificial tree — or something different? For decorating ideas, help deciding on lights, ornaments, toppers, and advice on how to save on sales, look no further!
Dec. 8, 2017

Make money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch

Goodbye, payday loans! New apps give you faster access to your earnings — but be warned that they could end up hurting you, if you're not careful.
Nov. 28, 2017

Is it normal to lie about money, work or job skills? What data suggests about lying — and gender

Lots of people fib about job skills and money. But who's more likely to tell a lie — and why — might surprise you.
Nov. 17, 2017

Career Advice: Get a raise this year? Here’s how you compare to the average American.

Want to earn more money? Here's how many people in the United States got a raise this past year — plus some tips on how to boost your salary.
Nov. 9, 2017

These 7 numbers show just how wide wealth inequality has grown in the United States

How big is income inequality in the U.S.? Here's what 2017 data suggests about the wealth gap in America.

Nov. 6, 2017

This is the scariest job interview question — and how to answer it

Here's some career advice: Nail your next job interview by being prepared for this popular question.
Oct. 31, 2017

Health Care: Insurance deadlines and how to sign up during Obamacare open enrollment for 2018

Healthcare.gov, Obamacare, the ACA, premiums, Medicaid and more jargon giving you a headache? Here’s an easy primer to help you pick the best plan for 2018 during 2017 open enrollment.
Oct. 30, 2017

Halloween 2017: Free stuff, free food and the best discounts around the US

Free food and other freebie deals are flooding in on Halloween 2017. Here are all the best giveaways going on — although you may need to put on a costume to get them.
Oct. 30, 2017

This is the only investment “rule” you really need to get richer

The best ways to invest money are not what you think: Whether stocks are up or down, you just need to follow one guideline — rebalancing — above all else.
Oct. 26, 2017

This is the most common liberal arts major among billionaires

The richest billionaires in 2017, according to Forbes, share certain college majors in common. Here are their most popular areas of study.

Oct. 24, 2017

What is bitcoin gold? Key analysis on the price, hard fork, DDoS attack, and how to get BTG

Bitcoin gold price analysis — and the fork explained: How to get bitcoin gold, the DDoS attack, what is "the hard fork countdown," and everything else to know about buying or getting the new coins.
Oct. 23, 2017

401(k) Contribution Limits 2017-2018: How much should I save? Plus the latest changes on tax reform

Max contributions to your 401(k) can seriously pay off: Here's how much you should have in savings at different life stages — plus whether tax reform changes retirement account limits.
Oct. 19, 2017

The 10 worst states for identity theft and fraud in the United States

Scams, fraud and identity theft are hard to avoid in 2017. Here's how to protect yourself — and a rundown of the worst U.S. states for victims.
Oct. 2, 2017

Las Vegas Shooting: Why Smith & Wesson and other gun stocks’ prices rise after mass shootings

Las Vegas and RGR, AOBC, SWHC, VSTO and OLN: Stock prices of publicly-traded gun companies went up on Monday, following Sunday's deadly shooting. Here's why and what you should know.