money

Why Charlotte companies are increasing their minimum wage

While the federal minimum wage hasn’t budged off $7.25 an hour for years, a steady drumbeat of major Charlotte companies have been raising the baseline...

When unmarried couples make marriage-like financial decisions, things get murky

The decision to reject marriage but embrace the financial decisions a married couple would make together — like buying a house or combining finances — can...

Is it normal not to share your finances with your spouse?

It’s becoming less common for young, newlywed couples to merge their finances after getting married. A 2017 study from TD Bank found that 29% of couples age...

How much money do Charlotte’s top nonprofits put back into their programs?

When you donate to your charity, nonprofit or foundation of choice, do you wonder where, exactly, your money is going? The Agenda took a look at some of...

Cutting the cord: How to get free HDTV in Charlotte (legally)

As cable prices climb, more people are canceling their expensive cable packages in favor of cheaper alternatives. If you’ve been thinking about cutting...

I made an interactive map with the cost of 52 Uptown parking options, color-coded by price

(Note: This is a First Person submission from Andrew McDermott, a business analyst that works in Uptown) I recently started a new job in Uptown. My...

Are you in the Charlotte middle class?

Do you know which American economic class you’re in? I don’t remember when or where or why or in response to what, but sometime over the course of the last...

Where and when to get half-price sushi in Charlotte

I can’t decide how hungry I am when I eat sushi. Do I want one roll and some appetizers? Two rolls and room for dessert? Three rolls and a couple...

A bank has scattered 10 pennies worth $1,000 each around Charlotte and they’re all up for grabs

Next time you’re walking down the sidewalk, don’t just walk past the penny on the ground – it might be worth $1,000. That’s thanks to...

Submit an idea for a slice of Knight Foundation’s $5 million. 3 ideas received a total of $197,500 last year.

What’s your best idea to make Charlotte more successful? That’s the challenge that the Knight Foundation has thrown down. The Knight Cities...

19 Charlotte side hustles that will bring in the cash without burning you out

I’ve been thinking a lot about my savings recently, and not in a calm, collected way, but rather a panicked one. This recent San Francisco Business...

Themed bar crawls like tonight’s Pokemon Bar Crawl are generating serious cash

Savvy production entrepreneurs can generate tens of thousands of dollars in profit by launching – Bar Crawls. Here’s the back of the napkin math...