Predatory Fees Prey on the Incarcerated and Their Families

In today’s digital era, where a call or message to a loved one is just a tap away, it’s a harsh reality that for families of the incarcerated, staying connected is a luxury they often can’t afford. Behind the cold walls of correctional facilities, a predatory system thrives, turning basic communication into a financial nightmare. … Read more

Free Ways to Boost Your Personal Finance Skills

Hey there, adventurers in finance! It’s Juniper Denali here, your guide through the mystical forest of personal finance. Now, you might know me as the polyamory pundit or the ’90s nostalgia nerd, but today, I’m donning a different hat (or should I say, a different calculator?). In our communal cabin in Northern California, where love … Read more

The Changing Role of Wealth for Millennials

The way money is handled and passed down has seen significant social changes over the past few generations, reflecting broader shifts in values, technology, and economic landscapes. Traditionally, wealth transfer was straightforward, often staying within the family through inheritances and estates. However, recent generations have witnessed a shift towards more diverse and complex methods of … Read more

Managing Money in Multi-Partner Relationships

Navigating the intricate dynamics of polyamory extends beyond the emotional and relational realms – it also encompasses the practical, particularly in the realm of finance. Managing money in multi-partner relationships offers a unique set of challenges and opportunities, requiring a level of transparency, communication, and flexibility that may not be as pronounced in monogamous setups. … Read more

Unspoken Utopia: Non-essential workers in an Age of Enforced Leisure

The dawn of automation and technological advancements has ushered in an age where labor is increasingly delegated to machines, creating a new class labeled as “non-essential workers.” This societal shift, though promising a utopia of leisure and personal fulfillment, has equally delivered a perplexing conundrum. The question echoes, loud and clear: What happens when work, … Read more

Big Tech Libertarians and the Pro-Natalism Meme

The recent rise of “Pro-Natalism” among Big Tech libertarians like Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Marc Andreessen represents a concerning trend. This astro-turfed movement, echoing Jeffrey Epstein’s vision of seeding humanity with “superior” DNA, raises alarms with its eugenic undertones. The movement’s prominent figures, Malcolm and Simone Collins, are deeply integrated into American power structures, … Read more

The Influence of Generational Wealth

Generational wealth refers to assets that are passed down from one generation to another. This wealth can take many forms – income, property, investments – and provides financial stability and opportunity to recipients. While generational wealth has many benefits, we must understand its larger impact on socioeconomic equity if we aim to create a just … Read more

Recycle, Reuse and… Save Money?

In a world increasingly concerned with sustainability, the traditional mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” has become a standard. However, the potential of recycling extends far beyond the blue bins and community centers. It’s about creatively repurposing what we have in ways that benefit our planet and our wallets. Let’s embark on a journey of discovering … Read more

How Unions Empower Workers and Communities

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Unions play a pivotal role in boosting workers’ conditions, having a significant impact on society and the economy. They advocate for fair wages, ensuring employees receive the pay they legally deserve, and setting industry standards. They campaign for safe working conditions and health benefits, providing training to enhance safety culture. Unions fight workplace discrimination, promoting diversity and inclusion, and ensure workers are treated fairly. They work to secure comprehensive benefits, which are critical in providing long-term security and maintaining work-life balance. Unions also cultivate community and solidarity, driving social change and community development.

Late Stage Capitalism’s Wounds

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We live in an era characterized by unprecedented wealth, technological marvels, and global connectivity. Yet, beneath this gilded facade lies a system marked by stark inequalities, environmental degradation, and pervasive discontent. Dubbed ‘late stage capitalism,’ this phase of our economic evolution seems to magnify capitalism’s inherent flaws, with many pointing towards socialism as a potential … Read more

The Environmental Cost of Your Investments

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In the modern age of information, the financial world is no longer just about figures and bottom lines. As the ramifications of climate change grow clearer with each passing day, a pertinent question arises: how does your investment portfolio impact the environment? Gone are the days when investments were solely gauged by their monetary returns. … Read more

The Environmental Cost of Your Investments

In a world grappling with environmental challenges, the impact of our everyday decisions—what we eat, drive, and even wear—has never been more scrutinized. But there’s another significant player in this equation, often overlooked: our investments. With vast sums of money circulating the global markets, investment choices can either propel or hinder sustainable development. Drawing from … Read more

Financial Aid Opportunities for Former Foster Children in Missouri

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For many, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenge, dotted with financial obstacles and the quest for independence. But for those who have aged out of the foster care system, these challenges can be amplified. These resilient young adults often find themselves without the foundational support system that many of their peers possess, … Read more

How State Governments Complicate Aid Applications

For many, government aid provides a lifeline—a safety net during challenging times. But as numerous citizens have found, securing that aid can often feel like navigating a maze, blindfolded and without a guide. While it’s tempting to attribute the complexities of these processes to bureaucratic inefficiencies or outdated systems, a deeper look suggests that the … Read more

What is your Biggest Personal Finance Problem?

We asked our readers to suggest the biggest personal finance issues they face. Here are some of the comments: “I completely understand the struggle of managing personal finances. With rising prices and stagnant incomes, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make ends meet. One of the biggest problems I face is budgeting. Despite my best efforts, … Read more