Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.
Rulers have used portraits on coinage to celebrate and reinforce their rule for centuries.
What research tells us about what to keep and what to cut back on.
The latest on the UK base rate rise and how it might affect your finances
To assess the prospects of cryptocurrencies, it’s useful to consider how money was invented and became centralised in the first place.
Experts say making meals available to all students reduces the stigma associated with a free lunch.
While central banks did help mitigate a COVID-induced recession, they don’t have the power to solve our inflation problem.
Old age poverty is looming for thousands of New Zealanders who are going into retirement without a house, without savings and facing high costs of living.
The Asian American actress rose to fame in an era when white actors in yellowface were more likely to play Asian characters than Asian ones.
Many Americans regularly report that they don’t make enough to support their families. Status plays a role — while money can’t buy happiness, it can bring status, which can lead to happiness.
Despite the belief that people are deeply skeptical of strangers, study after study shows that humans are primed to trust one another.
With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
Compared to people who aren’t as good at math, people who are better at math are more happy when they have high incomes and less happy when they have lower incomes.
Student loan forgiveness doesn’t benefit the economy the way some advocates believe it would, an economist argues.
People who struggle with numbers are also likely to struggle in life, new research shows.
We found that vegan and vegetarian diets cost a third less than current high-meat, high-dairy diets many people follow.
The change point at which the happiness of most Australians no longer strongly depends on income has almost doubled from A$43,000 to A$74,000.
For young people, super is the biggest single asset they have – so it’s worth knowing what the law says on how it could be split if a relationship ends.
As federal student loan debt continues to rise, a number of scholars discuss how debt affects the nation’s college students, graduates and the economy as a whole.
The country became the first to make bitcoin a formal part of its payments system, but whether it’ll catch on is another story.