federal-government

Inside Larry Flynt’s 36-Year Mission to Troll Congress With Free Porn

Every month for the last 36 years, a plain manila envelope containing a special surprise has arrived at the Washington D.C. offices of all 535…

What Is Treasury Direct, and Why Should I Put My Money There?

Long before I became a broke adult writer, I had a limited introduction to basic financial literacy: I learned to balance a checkbook, which no…

Should I Be Hoarding Gold to Prepare for the End of the World?

We all know gold is valuable and pretty much always has been. For much of human history, it was money itself. Then we switched to…

The Endless Hell of Discovering You Were Found Guilty of Tax Fraud in Absentia

One of the kindest people I’ve never met is the woman who told me my debt with the IRS had been completely settled. She was…