money

Late Capitalism

You're Probably Not Getting that Loan Forgiveness You're Counting On

Out of almost 30,000 people who applied for a forgiveness program, just 96—less than 1 percent—had their debt erased. And it gets worse.
Allie Conti
4 days ago
money

This Pretend Billionaire Threw Insane Parties for Celebs and then Vanished

From hosting champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Jho Low seemed to have it all—until his world started falling apart.
Seth Ferranti
9.19.18
QUICK MATHS

How Much Money Do You Have to Earn Before You Get Weird?

The simple answer is however much Elon Musk makes.
Joel Golby
9.19.18
prison

All the Terrible Things You See and Learn as a Guard in a Private Prison

Journalist Shane Bauer worked undercover in a Louisiana prison for four months. What he discovered was shocking.
Seth Ferranti
9.18.18
Views My Own

Rich People Broke America and Never Paid the Price

Lehman Brothers collapsed ten years ago, exposing a rotten system run only by greed. In an alternate universe, things actually changed.
Nathan Schneider
9.11.18
weddings

People Tell Us About Ridiculous Wedding Requests

Sometimes an open bar comes at a price.
Allison Tierney
8.29.18
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in the Bay Area

“When people ask me what my favorite restaurant is, I laugh."
Rick Paulas
8.21.18
cryptocurrency

I Spoke to Akon About His New Cryptocurrency, Akoin

The musician hopes to establish a city in Senegal that would run entirely on Akoin.
Justin Caffier
8.17.18
Late Capitalism

It's Capitalism's Fault That Young People Prefer Socialism

Also to blame: Democrats and liberals.
Matt Taylor
8.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

I Tried (and Failed) to Get Rich Off Juul

Reporter Allie Conti was tired of giving her money to the vaping company. So she tried to get some back.
VICE Staff
8.13.18
The VICE Guide to Finance

My Infuriating, Elaborate Quest to Get Rich by Investing in Juul

Can a regular person get in on the ground floor of a privately-owned vape company with a roughly $15 billion valuation? I tried really hard.
Allie Conti
8.9.18
ten questions

What It's Like to Tell People They Won the Lottery for a Living

"I once asked a winner what he'd do with the win. And he said, 'Oh, I’m going to the dentist.'”
Stephen Smit
8.1.18