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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New year, mo’ money.
Here’s why that may not be a great idea.
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.
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.
"At what point does it feel like you're buying a baby?"
I used my EBT card because I needed the help, but the stigma around food stamps made the process humiliating.
You've been warned.
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.
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