The boots theory of socioeconomic unfairness

When I wrote about my $80 pajamas, I never imagined it'd spark a three-part series of articles. Yet here we are. On Monday, I wrote about why I chose to buy high-quality pajamas. (I've...

Don't Use Alexa to Buy and Sell Stocks for You

Image: Fabian Hurnaus from PexelsHave your hands full making dinner but itching to sell some stocks at the same time? Now you can ask Alexa to do it for you.TD Ameritrade clients...

Don't Feel Bad About Buying That Mega Millions Ticket

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesIf you’re one of the millions of people who didn’t win last night’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot, don’t feel bad about the $2 you spent on the ticket....

Buy it for life: Choosing quality over price

Earlier this week, I wrote about my quest for quality pajamas. I recently paid $80 to purchase a pair from Filson, a company I trust for well-made goods. It's my hope that these...

Don't Get Too Excited About the New UltraFICO Credit Score

Image: rawpixel on UnsplashThe Fair Isaac Co. (FICO) is promising that its new UltraFICO score, debuting in 2019, will be a boon to some consumers without a long credit history. While that...

How Does Money Laundering Work?

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/GMGEvil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play...

Quality versus crap: Why I bought $80 pajamas

Yesterday, I spent $80 on a pair of pajama bottoms. (Or, as the company calls them, Alaskan guide lounge bottoms.) On the one hand, this feels like an insane amount to spend on sleepwear....

How to Get Amazon Add-On Items Without Paying $25

Photo: Quinn Rooney (Getty Images)Evil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free...

Here's How the New UltraFICO Credit Score Will Work

Image: Minesh Patel on ReshotThe biggest shift in three decades is coming to how FICO credit scores are calculated next year.Rather than relying primarily on a consumer’s credit payment history, the Fair...

Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards Before the End of the Year

As the end of the year nears, you’re planning for holiday travel, what gift to get the cousin you only see once a year, and whether or not you can get away with...

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