Your Money NPR coverage of personal finance, money, investing, taxes, retirement, mortgages and housing markets, wealth management, and stock market news. Download NPR podcasts and RSS feeds.

A strengthening global economy is among the most important forces putting downward pressure on the dollar. agcuesta/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
agcuesta/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/551294729/552006711" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What To Do When Your Personal Information Gets Hacked

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/551604487/551604508" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Millennials were the largest group of homebuyers for the fourth consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ikon Images/Getty Images

As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/551232392/551339977" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Equifax Hack

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/551047813/551047814" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who plans to sue Equifax, called the breach "the most brazen failure to protect consumer data we have ever seen." bernie_photo/iStock hide caption

toggle caption
bernie_photo/iStock

After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/550949718/551047991" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency will close a loophole that lets drug manufacturers skip pediatric testing in some drugs intended for children. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Shoppers look at appliances at a Sears store in Schaumburg, Ill. At nearly $13 trillion, consumer debt has topped the previous record set during the financial crisis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/550250789/550352995" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Call-In: Minimum Wage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/548255838/548255839" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Volunteers sort through donated clothing at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 28 in Houston, Texas. Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images

Evacuees fill up cots Monday at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey. Experts say it's best to donate money, not items or services, to trusted charitable organizations after a disaster — and to keep long-term needs in mind. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

Mowing the lawn can be good exercise, and is fun for some people. But others who find themselves squeezed for time might find the luxury of paying someone else to do it to be of much more value than buying more stuff. Kristen Solecki for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Kristen Solecki for NPR

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/545839192/546668946" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ferrari race cars are lined up at dawn on Pebble Beach Golf Links' 18th green at during the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. California's Monterey Peninsula is home to the renowned car show that displays the most exotic, rare, and the most expensive cars in the world. Bruce W. Talamon for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Bruce W. Talamon for NPR

PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/544898397/544978511" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript