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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Millennials Aren't 'Killing' Industries, We're Just Broke, Study Finds

According to the Federal Reserve, "Millennials are less well off than members of earlier generations when they were young."
Harry Cheadle
Money Goals

If You're Not Earning Two Percent Interest on Your Savings, You're Doing It Wrong

Rising rates are good news for savers. Here are 11 banks offering high savings rates even if you have hardly any money to save in the first place.
FREE Staff
robin hood

Math Suggests Inequality Can Be Fixed With Wealth Redistribution, Not Tax Cuts

A new report from the Complex Systems Institute justifies wealth redistribution with mathematics.
Daniel Oberhaus

What Is the Legal Pot Industry Doing with All Its Cash?

Federal law makes it tough for cannabis startups to open bank accounts, so companies are getting creative.
Justin O'Connell

Should You Worry About the Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Hike?

When Fed Chair Janet Yellen announced that interest rates would inch upward for the first time in nearly a decade, it sent ripples through the financial world. But the news probably won't change your day-to-day life.
Allie Conti

37 Reasons Actual People Asked the US Treasury for Bags of Shredded Money

Including art projects, police dog training, teaching aids, and science experiments.
Rachel Pick

After Years of Incompetence, the New York Fed Is Losing Power to Washington

After a series of catastrophic failures to regulate Wall Street banks, the New York Fed had many of its powers secretly stripped away by the federal government.
David Dayen
The Wall Street Issue

A Layman's Guide to the Finance Industry's Cryptic Jargon

Wall Street can therefore seem like a very private club. But in fact anyone can participate; the barriers to entry are as much linguistic as they are financial. With that in mind, here's a primer on the A to Z of the financial multiverse.
Andy Millard and Drew Millard

Bitcoin Has Already Morphed Society

With the value of one Bitcoin approaching the same value as one ounce of gold, the virtual currency that could has already made a sizable impact on society.
Patrick McGuire
Motherboard Blog

The Student Loan Bubble Looks Awfully Like the Housing Crisis, Top Bankers Say

Remember that whole subprime mortgage crisis that blew up the global economy? This is kind of like that.