money

35-year-old saves $100,000 in 7 years by living inside tiny house, plans to retire at 40 and build in Asheville

As real estate and rent prices continue to rise, some Charlotteans are looking for alternative ways to build wealth and put down roots. Ryan Mitchell has lived...

Former Wells Fargo employee launches Lotto Edge, a data analytics company to help you buy the right scratch-offs

Lotto Edge is a Charlotte-based startup designed to help lottery players find greater success with their scratch-off ticket purchases. Jared James, a CPA who...

Financial planning firm targeting “H.E.N.R.Y.s” (high earners not rich yet) expanding into Charlotte

Stash Wealth, a New York-based financial planning firm that brands itself as “not your father’s financial advisor” is expanding into...

How much money are Charlotte millennials getting from Mom and Dad?

The New York Times recently ran a story saying that 53 percent of American millennials have received some sort of financial assistance from their parents since...

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

More recent story: Charlotte’s best sushi restaurants, ranked. I can’t decide how hungry I am when I eat sushi. Do I want one roll and some...