money

Why Charlotte’s mayor and city council could get a big pay bump

Mayor Vi Lyles and the 11 members of city council could see their pay increase substantially under the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022. Why it matters:...

Charlotte ER doctor can’t afford home after year of pandemic

Charlotte ER doctor Katie Golden put her NoDa home up for sale almost a year into the pandemic because she couldn’t afford the bills anymore. “It’s crazy...

Here’s how much Charlotte’s most powerful have donated to Biden and Trump

Every election cycle, millions of dollars pour in from individual donors and corporations to presidential candidates. This year will set more records, with...

How much money will you get from the federal government’s $2 trillion stimulus?

Last week, Congress passed an historic $2 trillion economic relief package in an attempt to keep the U.S. economy running amid the coronavirus fallout. The...

25-year-old former Charlottean says living in New York is as expensive as you think — but the pizza is cheap

After reading about Jennifer and Matt’s jump to New York City earlier this week, a number of former Charlotteans living in the Big Apple weighed in on...

Couple in their 30s explains exactly what it’s like financially to move from Charlotte to New York City

It’s easy to complain about rising rent prices in Charlotte, but if you’re eyeing a move to New York City, brace yourself (and your checking...

Charlotte couple pays off $300,000 in debt in three years. Here’s how they did it

Bernadette Joy Cruz Maulion and her husband, A.J., just finished paying off $300,000 in debt in three years. It’s a staggering number, and includes...

How do Charlotte millionaires spend and invest their money? And what’s their best purchase under $100?

In our story “At what age do people become millionaires in Charlotte?” we shared that on average, Charlotte millionaires hit $1 million in net...

50 Charlotte millionaires answer, “What’s your No. 1 piece of personal finance advice to young people?”

Recently, we asked Agenda readers with a net worth over $1 million to take our 2019 Charlotte Millionaires Survey. Within that survey, we asked...

At what age do people become millionaires in Charlotte?

Earlier this month, we asked Agenda readers with a net worth over $1 million to take our 2019 Charlotte Millionaires Survey. More than 140 millionaires...

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...