June 14, 2017

Here's how higher interest rates will affect your money

U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen just announced that the federal funds rate will rise above 1%. This is why you should care, if you have a credit card, savings account, or any debt.

March 15, 2017

Interest rates are going up again. Here's how that can make you richer.

When Janet Yellen says the Fed will raise interest rates, don't despair. Higher rates can be your friend.
Dec. 14, 2016

The millennial guide to the Fed interest rate hike

Interest rates are going up. Here's what you need to do.
Nov. 18, 2016

Here's why you need to take a vacation abroad — ASAP.

Is a strong U.S. dollar good or bad for the economy?
Oct. 20, 2016

Here's how the presidential election could affect your credit

Watch the Federal Reserve for any moves it makes.
Oct. 20, 2016

Here's how the presidential election could affect your credit

Watch the Federal Reserve for any moves it makes.

Aug. 23, 2016

The Federal Reserve launched a Facebook page and immediately got dragged

Maybe they should have just stuck with Flickr.
July 27, 2016

The Fed Won't Raise Interest Rates Just Yet: Here's Why You Should Care

A simple explainer on how the central bank affects your life.
Nov. 21, 2013

Janet Yellen, a Dove Or a Lame Duck?

The incoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve will be in charge of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history.
Nov. 19, 2013

Janet Yellen and the Ongoing Myth of Fed Independence

Simply put: Yellen will cater to Wall Street.
Nov. 14, 2013

Yellen Confirmation Hearings: Why You Should Care About What Happens At the Fed

Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings are today, and her moment to shine has come when the Fed's role has expanded way beyond just printing money.

Nov. 14, 2013

Janet Yellen Confirmation Hearing: Fed Chair Nominee Must Be Opposed

Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chairwoman means we should buckle up for a ride.
Nov. 7, 2013

Why Republicans and Democrats Should #StandWithRand On Janet Yellen’s Fed Nomination

Rand Paul is gearing up for another filibuster, but this time over the Federal Reserve. People on all sides of the aisle should support this filibuster and fight for greater Fed transparency.
Oct. 10, 2013

Janet Yellen, Mary Jo White, and Christine Lagarde Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Janet Yellen's nomination to the Federal Reserve follows several other high-profile women taking over postitions historically held by men. The old stereotypes are falling.
Oct. 9, 2013

Mic Check: It’s Been One Year Since the Taliban Shot Malala – This is How She Became a Champion For Girls’ Education

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring a millennial take on the world's top news and a collection of links from around the web.
Sept. 24, 2013

Janet Yellen Next Fed Chair: How She Could Keep America Out Of Another Recession

In a few months, Obama may appoint her to a position with the power to manage a large portion of America's economic policy. Can we trust her to make a positive difference?

Sept. 16, 2013

Colorado Floods Are So Rare, They Only Come Once in 1,000 Years

10 photos show just how "Biblical" the storm that has flooded Colorado is.
Aug. 21, 2013

Larry Summers So Reviled, Republicans Back More-Liberal Janet Yellen For Fed Chair

Sen. Roberts joins growing list of Democrats to oppose a Larry Summers led Fed.
Aug. 10, 2013

Janet Yellen As Fed Chair Would Send a Powerful Message

Now that Janet Yellen is in serious contention to become Fed Chair, the conversation has been driven by gender, something which never comes up when a man is up for office.
Aug. 9, 2013

What This Children's Shirt Has to Do With the Next Chairman Of the Fed

The Children's Place recently pulled a t-shirt from its stores which suggested that girls love dance and hate math. What does this have to do with the larger debate on gender in politics?
June 28, 2013

Ben Bernanke Retirement: Who Will Be the Next Fed Chairman? Everybody Knows, and Nobody Cares

The Federal Reserve is set to get a new chair in early 2014. The most likely candidate probably wouldn't rock the boat too much — which is a shame, because the economy could use a jolt.

June 19, 2013

Janet Yellen: Will This Economics Superstar Be the First Female Chair of the Federal Reserve?

Janet Yellen is widely expected to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sometime this year. But do you know anything about the woman soon to be the most powerful in the world?