Stories That Pay Off: How much money a #spon post can actually make you on Instagram

Plus, what to know before you try to monetize your own.

Stories That Pay Off: Help! I drained my savings and am spiraling into panic.

One reader writes in for advice on what to do when you've just depleted your savings account on a big purchase.

Money Confession: I drained my savings buying a home and now I’m panicking

A home could be the biggest purchase you ever make, but it shouldn't eat up everything you have.

Stories That Pay Off: The Mega Millions jackpot is now over $1 billion

Big lottery, how to go on a honeymoon for free and more money news to put on your radar.

Stories That Pay Off: How to sneakily find out if your partner is good with money

Dating red flags to watch out for, wedding registry tips and a whole lot more.

What’s the current state of Bill Cosby’s finances?

He was one the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Take a look at how he amassed his fortune, and what is left now.

Love and Money: What to do when everyone asks you for “help” — which means doing your job for free

Your friends and family value your professional opinion. They just don't want to pay you for it.

Lehman Brothers employees on bankruptcy day and living through the beginning of the financial crisis

"There was some bitterness that Lehman Brothers was the sacrificial lamb. Everyone else was bailed out, but not Lehman."

Money Confession: I spend $500 a month on Uber, Lyft and taxis

We asked experts to weigh in on how you should wean yourself off your Uber addiction.

Love and Money: What to do when your parents haven’t saved for retirement

They wouldn't be the first: 26% of workers have no retirement plan at all.

How to write a will — and what happens when you die without one

Fans were shocked to learn Aretha Franklin didn't leave behind a will. Here's what will happen to her estate — and why you really, really need a will of your own.

How much money does the pumpkin spice latte make for Starbucks?

According to 2017 estimates, the popular seasonal drink has brought in $1.4 billion in sales.

This week in food and travel: When booking a one-way airplane ticket could save you money

Also: One solo traveler reflects on her mistakes, why young people may be in denial about food waste and how PETA changed the packaging of an iconic snack food.

21 Savage wants to help kids save money, one bank account at a time

The rapper gave $1,000 to 21 students nationwide.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 11: 21 Savage helps teens with finances; Tyler Gebhard’s family speaks out

'Mic' correspondents talk to rapper 21 Savage about his efforts to help young people learn money management and the family of Tyler Gebhard, who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer.

Stories That Pay Off: How to get money back from airlines

Airlines often say you can’t request compensation until you’re done with travel. By that time, a lot of the frustration fades. If you stick with it, however, you may find your pockets a bit heavier.

Investing when stocks are low: Is now the time to buy Facebook or Papa John’s stock?

We asked investment strategists if the whole “buy low, sell high” thing applies here.

Stories That Pay Off: How to set boundaries with your co-workers

This week, experts explained how to set limits with colleagues, how to avoid these common renting mistakes and more.

When can you get money back from airlines? These are the only times compensation is guaranteed

Getting compensated from an airline is tough as it is, but here are the rare instances in which you are entitled to getting your money back.

Should I buy a house if the housing market’s in trouble?

The headlines are terrifying, so here's a little econ 101 if you're thinking about buying property in the near future.

Stories That Pay Off: Why flights get overbooked — and how to make the most of it

This week, we explored how to avoid being bumped from an overbooked flight, Trump's recent grocery store gaffe and more.

Love and Money: What happens to student loan debt when you get married?

Student loans are frustrating as is, but when another person comes into the picture, things can get more complicated.

Opening a new credit card: How to choose the right card for more rewards and fewer penalties

From credit scores to high interest rates, financial experts weighed in on the things you should consider when cancelling your old credit card — and finding the right one for you.

Stories That Pay Off: How to find out if your new romantic partner is a financial disaster

This week, we take a look at whether your new date is a responsible spender, the business of Ivanka Trump's clothing line and more.

The Ivanka Trump brand: A look at whether the recently closed fashion line was actually successful

Ivanka Trump, then 25, debuted her jewelry line in September 2007.

Love and Money: How to figure out if your new romantic partner is a financial disaster

It's not about how much money they have, but how they handle what they've got.

Stories That Pay Off: Why do we get so mad when others show their financial privilege?

This week, we looked at why one intern's finances lit up the internet, the not-so-private privacy settings of Venmo and more.

Money managers aren’t just for people with money — here’s how to decide if you need a finance expert

At some point, it's wise to have an expert plan out your financial future. Here's how to figure out if the time is now.

Why is it more difficult for men to change their names after marriage?

Changing your name after marriage can still be an incredibly complicated process — especially if you're a man.

Why do we get so mad when others show their financial privilege?

The recent 'Refinery29' money diary could not have painted a starker picture of income inequality in America.