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Jan 6, 2020, 7:00am EST
  • July 28, 2022

    How the anti-aging industry turns you into a customer for life

    Anti-aging is the easiest sell in the world.

  • June 30, 2022

    NFTs and the monetization of hope

    Everything feels broken. Who can blame people for wanting NFTs to be a fix?

  • June 16, 2022

    Actually, maybe don’t learn to code

    Schools that say they teach you to code often don’t.

  • June 2, 2022

    Might I suggest not listening to famous people about money?

    If you are mad at Tom Brady about crypto, you should also be mad at Tom Selleck about reverse mortgages.

  • May 19, 2022

    Why must we pay to have a slightly less miserable time at the airport?

    TSA PreCheck, Clear, and how the airport splits travelers into haves and have-nots.

  • May 5, 2022

    Office snacks might be dying off. Good.

    If your employer loves you, they should give you money, not a granola bar.

  • April 21, 2022

    Companies lose your data and then nothing happens

    Data breaches are everywhere and consequences are ???

  • April 7, 2022

    The awful American consumer

    We want cheap stuff fast and don’t care who it hurts.

  • March 24, 2022

    Car dealers are charging buyers more because that’s capitalism, baby

    Car dealers are charging way over sticker price — and consumers are paying.

  • March 10, 2022

    Why it costs money to get your own money

    Banking: Oddly expensive, often confusing.

  • February 24, 2022

    Sports betting: Pretty fun, probably terrible

    Inside the sports betting land grab, where everybody wins, except (probably) you.

  • June 3, 2021

    The ugly truth behind your fancy rewards credit card

    America’s poor foot much of the bill for credit card points, miles, and cash back.

  • May 3, 2021

    Lumber mania is sweeping North America

    A lumber frenzy has taken over homebuilding, Home Depot, and the internet.

  • July 24, 2020

    Corporate America was here for you on coronavirus until about June

    Big employers are quietly rolling back pandemic-related perks and benefits.

  • February 25, 2020

    Corporate monopolies are hiding in your grocery aisle

    Psst: The same company is selling you Q-Tips, mayonnaise, and Ben & Jerry’s.

  • February 18, 2020

    America’s monopoly problem, explained by your internet bill

    We should be asking the government and corporate America how we got here. Instead, we just keep handing over our money.

  • January 6, 2020

    What is private equity, and why is it destroying everything you love?

    Private equity led to the closing of Toys R Us and cost 30,000 workers their jobs — and it’s hardly the only example of a deal gone wrong.