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Tracking a dollar around the world

Jun 15, 2012
Would you investigate the trajectory of a single dollar bill? Let me explain. So you go to the store and buy things, then you pay with a $100 bill. What happens to that note? In a nutshell, my question is: What is the route that a single bill takes? How does it circulate? How far can it travel? Homero, Sacramento, CA
Posted In: Money, globalization, Books, invest, bank

Sniffing out what money smells like

Jun 14, 2012
Does money have a unique smell? We explore the scent of fresh (and not so fresh) dollar bills and how some dogs can recognize the smell of greenbacks.
Posted In: smells, dollar, Money

What money can't buy

May 2, 2012
Author Michael Sandel discusses what money shouldn't buy and the ethics of commodification.
Posted In: Money, dollars, commodification, values, cash

Living without money

Apr 20, 2012
Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.
Posted In: thrift, cashless, Money, spending

Hungary finds creative solution to help the poor

Mar 9, 2012
Almost all the $7.5 billion worth of Hungarian banknotes in circulation pass through the Hungarian Central Bank annually, to make sure they are clean, untorn and suitable to be used to buy and sell things. The rest can be burned to serve as fuel for the poor.
Posted In: hungary, Money, Charity

Health care costs: A pain in the neck

Mar 2, 2012
When you're in pain and in need of treatment, it's hard to pay really close attention to your health care choices. Commentator Renee Lux describes how treating her stiff neck led to a huge hike in her insurance costs.
Posted In: Health, healthcare, pain, treatment, legislation, hospital, Money

New light bulb lexicon

Mar 1, 2012
New government guidelines are taking incandescent bulbs off the market, leaving us with compact fluorescents and LEDs. But now there's a new language for bulb shoppers to learn.
Posted In: lightbulbs, CFL, flourecent, LED, incandescent, expensive, Money, shopping, consumer

Introducing the Wealth & Poverty beat

Feb 24, 2012
Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, coverage, reporting, Money, Saving, debt, Inheritance

Sick to death of saving

Feb 17, 2012
Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, spending, Banks, Money

Getting Personal: Identity crisis

Feb 17, 2012
Tess talks with David Lazarus of the the Los Angeles Times about how to cope with possible identity theft, the tax implications of airmiles and handling your credit profile when collectors come calling.
Posted In: Money, Taxes, identity, theft, ID, IRS, collection agency, debt

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