How technology can change the way we interact with cash

Jul 12, 2013
As technology evolves and makes it easier for consumers to use their phones to pay for things, will it change our behavior as well?
Posted In: Money, smartphones, technology

Fiat money: It has nothing to do with the car

May 22, 2013
Your dollar bill isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Why? Because it's a fiat currency. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: Fiat, inflation, Money, dollar bill, currency, whiteboard

Trying to measure income inequality? Follow the trees

Sep 20, 2012
You can measure an area's income inequality in pay stubs, Census numbers and... its tree cover? Environmental writer Tim De Chant argues that sometimes you can't see a neighborhood's wealth for the trees.
Posted In: Money, income inequality, trees, Income Gap, wealth gap

The expense of the synagogue in Jewish faith

Sep 14, 2012
Part of our series on life at the intersection of religion and personal finance
Posted In: religion, Money, Judaism

How to cure the wealth virus

Sep 7, 2012
Actor Hill Harper discusses why it is important for everyone -- rich and poor -- to really understand money and its place in our lives.
Posted In: wealth, Money, Personal Finance

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