Anita Hamilton

Editor-in-Chief, Free — money, savings, investing & financial goals

Anita is Editor-in-Chief of FREE, Vice's personal finance channel. Previously, she was the money editor at Mic. She has also worked as a digital news editor at Time and Money and has written for Businessweek, Fast Company, Nation Swell and Time Out New York. A native Californian and lover of the outdoors, she is an avid biker and connoisseur of free snacks.

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What it’s Like to Be a Woman Working in Construction

Solid union wages are a big draw—and a great equalizer—but being the only woman on a 500-person crew comes with its own set of challenges.
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The Real Reason Why You're Bad With Money

Hint: It’s not because you’re dumb, lazy or naïve.
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Grocery Store or Restaurant? A Simple Rule of Thumb for Buying Your Next Meal

My biggest money weakness is impulse buying prepared food and drinks. Here’s a neat idea for cutting down on these unplanned expenses without cutting out the fun.
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Impatience Is Making You Broke

The old saying "haste makes waste" applies to your wallet as well. Here are 25 ways to save money just by slowing down.
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The Hidden Reason Why Your Pay Is Stuck in Neutral

Companies often work together to keep employee salaries low—and force workers to sign agreements that scam them out of their right to earn more money elsewhere.
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This Is the Simplest Way to Start Investing

Inspired by the old-school food pyramid, quantitative analyst Meb Faber has devised an equally simple investment pyramid to help you figure out when you're ready to invest and how to go about it wisely.
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Your Follow Up Emails to the Hiring Manager Won't Get You the Job

Sending follow up after follow up won't help you get a job interview. If I want to hire you, I won’t forget about you.
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