Carrington J. Tatum, a first-generation college graduate who’s passionate about reporting that makes a real difference in the lives of marginalized people, decided to walk away from journalism because of his student loan debt. My journalism degree was more expensive than my wealthier classmates’ degrees because I couldn’t afford to pay in cash. But that’s […]
If you are the family breadwinner, how do you calculate the value of time with your children?
Sarah Menkedick examines the perils inherent in trying to earn a living as a full-time writer.
When Ijeoma Oluo offers to buy her aging white mother a home, her mother worries she’s become a burden.
A personal essay in which Vanessa Golenia contemplates the ins-and-outs of merging finances as the higher earner — and bigger spender — in her (heterosexual) relationship.
In 2016, Wells Fargo paid a $185 million fine for alleged fraud on its own customers without an admission of guilt. Has anything changed?
If there are two things Americans are good at, it’s mishandling our finances, and using Twitter to judge those who are in worse shape than us. Thus we have the perfect Atlantic cover story this week—a refreshingly honest and desparingly relatable personal essay by writer Neal Gabler about his many financial mistakes, as well as […]