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Acronym, the dark money group behind the Iowa caucuses app meltdown, explained

Acronym, the dark money group behind the Iowa caucuses app meltdown, explained

This isn’t how Acronym wanted to rocket onto the national stage. The Iowa caucuses debacle drew a lot of attention to a new app made by a company called Shadow that was at the center of many technical failures of the evening. And it’s also putting scrutiny on Acronym — the Democratic group that backed…
Money Diaries Readers Share Their 2020 Financial Goals

Money Diaries Readers Share Their 2020 Financial Goals

It's the start of a new decade, a clean slate, the beginning of the Roaring Twenties round two. What better way to start a new decade than by putting our finances under a microscope and taking control of our money. We spoke with our most financially-minded readers, the Money Diaries audience, about what they want…
The Best Red Lipsticks Money Can Buy, According To The Pros

The Best Red Lipsticks Money Can Buy, According To The Pros

All red pigments aren't created equal, however. For meal-sharing, family-gossiping, and cuffing season, you'll need a red lipstick that can endure the holiday hustle. Glosses and balms can take their own holiday vacation; it's time for your matte formulas to make the rounds.
Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

If you’re reading this, chances are you care a lot about fighting climate change, and that’s great. Maybe you’re thinking about making a donation to the cause on Giving Tuesday, and that’s great, too. Climate change is the biggest emergency facing humanity. Our global response to it has been, in a word, pathetic. Over the…
How Baby Boomers Have Killed the Manhattan Power Lunch

How Baby Boomers Have Killed the Manhattan Power Lunch

You know what sounds great? Plowing through three martinis and an overpriced steak at an upscale Midtown Manhattan restaurant on a Wednesday afternoon, all on the company dime and under the vague guise that I’m sourcing up, entertaining clients, or maybe just brainstorming ways to save the world with my remarkably drunk boss. Unfortunately, most…
Silicon Valley billionaires keep getting richer no matter how much money they give away

Silicon Valley billionaires keep getting richer no matter how much money they give away

Silicon Valley billionaires keep getting richer, whether they want to or not. In an age of unprecedented generosity — the amount that Americans give to charity has increased almost every year for the last four decades — the very wealthiest tech titans continue to see their net worths increase every year. This is true even…
Elizabeth Warren raised five times as much money from Big Tech as Joe Biden did

Elizabeth Warren raised five times as much money from Big Tech as Joe Biden...

Elizabeth Warren is crushing Joe Biden when it comes to donations from employees at Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies — despite her pledge to break many of them up. Warren raised five times as much from Big Tech as Joe Biden did in the third quarter of this year, according to Recode’s analysis of recently…
Want To Run For Office? Here’s How To Raise Money, From Women Who Did It

Want To Run For Office? Here’s How To Raise Money, From Women Who Did...

“One of the equalizers of the inequities is money, and how much it costs to run for office,” now New York Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz told me. “Not just the campaign itself, but on a personal level. You have to quit working. You have to hope that somehow you have enough savings, and if you don’t,…
Google’s unusual plan for disaster relief: just give survivors money

Google’s unusual plan for disaster relief: just give survivors money

GiveDirectly is a charity that does exactly what its name implies: It gives poor people money directly, no strings attached. It primarily targets the poorest populations in the world, where money goes the farthest: GiveDirectly organizers go to villages, get residents signed up, and then transfer them about $1,500 cash each in installments. A few…
Chuck Schumer wants Trump to redirect border wall money to gun control initiatives

Chuck Schumer wants Trump to redirect border wall money to gun control initiatives

Democrats have a new strategy for keeping gun control at the top of Congress’s agenda: tying it to President Donald Trump’s fixation on his border wall. Specifically, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on Trump to redirect $5 billion in funds he’s requested for a wall along the southern border to fund gun control…

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