A Dad Stole This Toddler's Identity To Open Credit Cards. Here's How The System Failed Him.
Minors are attractive targets for identity theft. Because they’re young, they have clean credit reports, and most don't discover the theft until they reach adulthood.
My Inheritance Was My Father’s Last Lesson To Me, And I Am Still Learning It
After my father died, I received an inheritance at 18. As an adult, I’ve had to reckon with how deeply money is connected to pain in my life.
What Is It About Costco?
Every single Sunday for six years, my family went to Costco. And I learned that Costco is not for what you need; it’s for what you want.
Sex Work Has A Class Problem
In my work as an escort, I’ve seen that the stigma and inequality underlying the industry’s “whore-archy” make for a system rigged against those with the least privilege.
Why I’m No Longer Ashamed To Be Frugal
I’m deeply self-conscious when other people notice my careful spending. But my family has come a long way to give me what I have and so I've learned to embrace my thriftiness.
Here's What A $75K Salary Gets You In Six Different Cities In The US
Over the last few months, BuzzFeed News spoke with six people around the country, in a diverse set of circumstances, to see what life on roughly $75,000 looks like today.
11 Tips For Saving Money You Might Not Have Thought Of
New year, mo’ money.
These Personal Finance Apps Are Trying To Get You To Automate Adulthood
Here’s why that may not be a great idea.
When I Was Married, I Was Rich. Then I Got Divorced.
From an early age, I've lived in two different financial realities. And I've learned that it’s a lot easier to get used to having money than to not having it.
Sorry, Kid, I Spent All My Money On Your Existence
I've spent thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant, and will spend many thousands more on my surrogate. And there's still no guarantee of a baby.
Here's What Five Couples Spent To Have A Child
"At what point does it feel like you're buying a baby?"
How I Stopped Being Ashamed Of My EBT Card
I used my EBT card because I needed the help, but the stigma around food stamps made the process humiliating.
"My Wife's Loans Are Ruining Our Lives": 36 Financial Decisions People Regret
You've been warned.
How I Learned To Share Money Again After My Divorce
After getting divorced, being back in total control of my money was a relief. Now, my new husband and I are learning how to plan — together — for something better than the worst-case scenario.
Opportunity Costs: A Series On Money And Class In America
BuzzFeed News is partnering with Death, Sex & Money to share stories about class, money, and the ways they impact our lives and relationships.