Remembering Things

The Spectacular Failure of the World's Only Hard Rock Theme Park

Hard Rock Park boasted rides themed around Led Zeppelin songs and acid trips, but it closed after just five months, amid the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years later, we visited the abandoned site to find out how it went off the rails.
Will Caiger-Smith
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Millennials Are Missing Out on Life Because They Have More Debt Than Savings

A dark new poll found many 18- to-34-year-olds are waiting to have kids, get married, buy a house or save for retirement because of crushing debt.
Adam Forrest

Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant Empire Is Beginning to Crumble

Jamie's Italian is in serious debt and battling closures across the country.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
Post-Colonial Colonialism

The West Extorts Way More Money from Africa Than It Gives in Aid

We should be putting our western guilt to good use and pressuring government to regulate "investment" in the continent.
Oscar Rickett
student loans

Should I Be Freaked Out That the Government Is Selling Off Student Debt to Private Companies?

We spoke to Martin Lewis, finance guru, about what it means for you.
Rebecca Ratcliffe
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Millennials Are Way Poorer Than Boomers Ever Were

A depressing new analysis found that young Americans today are making 20 percent less than baby boomers were at the same age.
Lauren Messman

Is It OK to Live Your Whole Life in Debt?

In this week's podcast we talk to Miquita Oliver about declaring yourself bankrupt, and ask if you're actually poor if you take Ubers everywhere but live in your overdraft.
VICE Staff
Aviva Selects the VICE Guide to Finance 2016

What Actually Happens When You Go Bankrupt

It's easier than ever to declare yourself bankrupt, but that might not be a bad thing.
Hazel Sheffield

How to Spend a Thousand Dollars on Sushi by Me, an Idiot

"No, no, we need the bill in regular dollars," I said, assuming the number in front of me was in yen.
Chris Galletta

The Harsh Reality of Being Broke

Here's a brief list of things that I'm finding impossible right now: looking good, having sex, maintaining friendships, having decent self-esteem, and having hope for the future.
Jordan Foisy
Is University Still Worth It?

Debt, Depression and Dud Degrees: Why Would Anyone Go To University?

Debt-ridden graduates are working less, earning less and learning less. As part of a special series of articles on the state of university, we examine whether a degree still sets you on a prosperous path.
Rebecca Ratcliffe
Vice Blog

Your Mental Health Is Making You Poor

How your mental health can lead you into debt, and what can be done about it.
Hazel Sheffield