This Map Shows Exactly What Your State Pays Unemployed Workers

Depending on which unemployment program you’re on and where you live, you can expect about $490 to $800 per week from jobless benefits, according to a new analysis of unemployment benefits data conducted by The Penny Hoarder. That won’t change…

How a Goodwill Letter Got a $10,000 Debt Wiped Off My Credit Report

My parents were in the middle of a long, drawn-out divorce when I left for college. My tuition got tied up in the legal battle. This led to a lot of confusion and ended with me leaving school early, holding…

These Enterprising Students Show How to Start a Food Delivery Business

Instead of turning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash or Grubhub, these college students started their own food delivery businesses to make money and show their entrepreneurial expertise to potential employers. Two met a demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic, while two…

Dear Penny: My Boyfriend Is Deep in Debt. He Thinks It’s a Joke

Dear Penny, My boyfriend of two-ish years lives with me in my apartment. We cohabitate very well, but we're looking to move out of state together at some point.  The problem is, he has debt from credit cards from many…

Food Truck Owner Does Successful Pandemic Pivot

A Greek dessert served at the 776 BC Olympic Games has been transformed centuries later to enable a struggling food truck business to become a nationally-distributed food manufacturer. The ancient dessert, called Loukoumades, is similar to a doughnut but is…

What to Do With Overripe Bananas: 15 Easy Recipes to Try

If the produce section was high school, the banana would be your high school sweetheart. Banana is the total package: delicious, nutritious and versatile. He’s the most popular fruit consumed in the U.S., and while he may have a tough…

What to Do If You Have an Eviction on Your Record

The best way to deal with an eviction is to fight it before you’re forced to leave your home. Not everyone who fights will win, though. And after you’re evicted, the nightmare isn’t over. Having an eviction on your record…

Here’s How to Find Housing on Facebook

Even in the best of times, meeting strangers to select an affordable place to live can be difficult. You never know if, at best, your potential landlord or roommate will be a scammer, or at worst, a murderer. Throw a…

Save Money on Movies and More With These Free Library Apps

You don’t have to be a nerd to appreciate the hidden world of virtual resources, which are offered by many U.S. public libraries. Do you want to stream music, movies and audiobooks? Check out a hundred magazines? Learn a new…

Hiring Employees vs Independent Contractors: What You Need to Know

When your company needs new people, who should you hire? This decision can be more complex than simply finding the most qualified worker. Should you recruit an independent contractor, or hire an official employee? It’s important to understand the difference…