42,000 Coast Guard members will get their paycheck on Monday, but when the next arrives remains unclear

Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons/US Coast Guard WASHINGTON — In a surprise reversal Friday night, Coast Guard officials announced that service members will receive their regularly scheduled paychecks next week, despite the ongoing government shutdown. In a message to all Coast Guard members, Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray said that service and Department of […]

A Woman’s Paycheck Is Influenced by Her Hometown—Even If She Doesn’t Live There Anymore

At this point, the fact that women in the United States earn about about 80 cents to each dollar earned by men is so commonly known that it’s become both a perverse, if slightly tired, punch line and a litmus test in the culture wars. But there’s plenty of variation under that top-line statistic. The […]

UPDATE: Mark Wahlberg Donating ‘All the Money’ Reshoots Paycheck to #TimesUp Legal Fund

UPDATE: The controversy behind this pay discrepancy has come to an end with Mark Wahlberg doing the right thing. Read the full update at the end of our story. As the pay gap debate continues to gain steam in the wake of news that Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of Mark Wahlberg‘s paycheck […]

The National Debt's Looming Impact on Your Paycheck

Fiscal hawk policymakers often liken the federal budget to a family spending plan — an analogy that’s too simplistic, in part because families don’t have to spend a big chunk of their incomes defending against potential invaders. But there is a direct relationship between federal spending habits and those of Average Janes. If the national […]

It’s surprisingly easy to end up living paycheck to paycheck when you earn $500,000 a year

I’ve highlighted in a previous article how living off $ 200,000 a year in an expensive city is really just an average lifestyle. Nick Starichenko/ShutterstockIn this article, I’ll discuss how one couple is living paycheck to paycheck while making a combined $ 500,000 a year. This example pertains to all couples living in expensive cities around the […]