Stand up for nonprofit news & help us reach our $100,000 goal! GIVE NOW

That dog you love so much on Instagram? His owner is probably making thousands of dollars a post

Nov 22, 2018
Pet owners flocked to the second annual PetCon to learn how to turn their pets into social media stars.
A dog poses for a portrait at the 2018 PetCon held at the Javits Center in New York City. 

 
Jana Kasperkevic for Marketplace

Consumers are "humanizing" their pets and paying the premium prices

Nov 6, 2018
Americans spent nearly $70 billion on their pets last year — roughly half on food alone.
Purina offers canned dog food at different price points. Alpo costs 85 cents a can at a Kansas City grocery store, while the company’s premium product, Beyond, is $1.85.
Peggy Lowe/KCUR

What happens when we're transparent about what we make and spend

Sep 5, 2018
Refinery29's Money Diaries series aims to upend taboos around money for women.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

It's time to get your financial life in order

Apr 20, 2018
Tax season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about your finances. That’s one conclusion from John Schwartz of the New York Times, who decided that after many decades of keeping his nose to the grind…

Black Friday may not be best day for deals

Nov 22, 2017
More than half the respondents in a survey by WalletHub said Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year. The personal finance website analyzed ads from major retailers and found that there are a lot of deals…

5 things to ask a potential financial planner

Nov 10, 2017
Check their credentials and ask about fees.
George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images

5 things you need to know about 401(k)s

Oct 27, 2017
The award-winning author of "Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich," tells us what we need to know about the popular retirement savings account.
MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Companies offer "financial wellness" programs as a job perk

Jul 11, 2017
An increasing number of companies have started offering free programs to teach employees how to manage their own money.
Ashly Johnson recently finished a manager training program with Waffle House, where she learned how to run a restaurant -- and manage her own personal finances better.
Elly Yu

The do's and don'ts of saving money

Jun 9, 2017
Also, how can you plan for your dream home?
Furlong/Getty Images
Linda Cardellini stars in the latest season of Netflix's "Bloodline."
Ian Gavan/Getty Images