Should you pay off debt or invest the money instead? To answer this it's useful to think of debt as the opposite of a risk-free investment, and to put a number on the risk.
The new tax plan appears to make deducting charitable donations harder, but that just means that effective altruists get to have more fun gaming the code. I offer five schemes to get tax benefits from your donations, just remember that I'm not actually a tax lawyer.
People have lent money to family and friends since money was invented, and I have been doing it since I was a teenager. So why is the internet unanimous in saying that it's a terrible idea?
Putanumonit's simple and suboptimal guide to personal finance and investment.
No table of income distribution tells the whole story, so I had to make up one.
Can money buy happiness? Of course! Just follow a few principles and a simple formula, and when in doubt: buy good soap.
Putanumonit has raised more than $8,000 for a trial of basic income in Africa, including reader donations and my own matching.
How my friends and I created our own currency and turned the delegation of chores into a fun mini-economy.
The prop betting game that will make your Super Bowl party unforgettable regardless of whether you give a crap about football.
Some housekeeping notes and figuring out what the jackpot has to be for a positive-value lottery.
On the eve of Powerball mania, some advice on making the most of lotteries (whether you play or not) using the power of math and optimism.