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.

Invisible Jobs

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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Money Goals

Stop Whining About Your Terrible Roommate

So long as your roommates pay the rent and don’t set the place on fire, they’re almost always worth it. Here’s why.
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I'm Not Hiring You Because You Don't Really Want the Job

Eagerness to get hired isn’t the same thing as enthusiasm for doing the work.
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money brain

The Real Reason Why You're Bad With Money

Hint: It’s not because you’re dumb, lazy or naïve.
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Adopting a Dog with a Roommate Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

Here’s how to avoid a pet sharing disaster, according to dog owners and experts alike.
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Have No Shame in Your Product Return Game

There’s nothing wrong with returning a used item if you’re not happy with it.
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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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How Bike Share Systems Are Failing Us

Lower-income residents and people of color are less likely to use bike share systems in the US. Here’s why and what cities can do to make the bikes more accessible to everyone.
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money brain

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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Money Goals

How to Get Venture Capital Funding for a Startup If You're Not a White Dude

Businesses run by women get just two percent of all venture dollars in the US. These founders and investors are working to change that.
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