She Tried to Steal $15 Pants as a Teen. The Fines Devastated Her Family.
The U.S. is finally reconsidering whether the massive fines and fees often levied against children and their families are fair.
'User Fees' Are the Latest Dumb Infrastructure Talking Point
Politicians will do anything to avoid taxing the rich, including inventing new words for taxes.
Australian Universities Were Making Buckets of Cash Pre-Covid. Now They're Facing Wipeout
A look at what happens when a pandemic hits an industry that's become utterly dependent on foreign money.
24% of Your Cable TV Bill Is Just Bogus Fees, Study Says
Consumer Reports estimates cable industry makes $28 billion a year in misleading surcharges alone.
Never Get Charged for a “Free” Trial Again
It’s easy to forget to cancel a free trial and wind up paying for a subscription service you don't really want. Here are five ways to make sure that never, ever happens to you again.
Ontario scraps free tuition for low income students, cuts fees by 10 percent
Doug Ford's government is also doing away with the six month grace period to pay back education loans.
How Banks and Lenders Are Helping Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown
Many federal workers aren't getting paid. Here’s how some banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions are helping them out.
Don’t Buy This: There's No Reason to Pay Maintenance Fees on Your Bank Account
You shouldn't have to pay your bank for the privilege of storing your money for you. Here’s how to avoid these fees entirely.
25 Things You Never Need to Buy
Easy ways to save money, be kinder to the environment, and be a smarter consumer all year long.
Don’t Buy This: Only Suckers Pay ATM Fees
There's really no reason to pay an ATM fee ever again.
Theresa May's Higher Education Review Helps No One
Impressively, the Tories have managed to find the one way of lowering university fees that will actually leave everybody worse off.
Parents Forced to Pay for Their Kids' Jail Time Are Getting Refunds
In California, families were billed for their kids' incarceration—even when they were innocent. Now some of them are getting checks in the mail.