Is it Okay to Go Cashless During a Pandemic?

While cities, states, and countries have many more cashless transactions because of the pandemic, there is a downside.

How the U.S. Mint and a Breath Mint Are Causing Coin Shortages

Hershey’s Breath Saver mints and the U.S. Mint have both contributed to the coin shortages problems that the Federal Reserve is trying to solve.

When It’s Legal to Launder Our Money

Worried about contaminated currency, monetary officials have quarantined cash and limited its circulation during epidemics.

What Happens When Landlords Don’t Receive the Rent

When millions of jobless individuals cannot pay the rent, they initiate a ripple of nonpayments that touches many people and businesses.

The Cash That We Stash During a Disaster

In the past, and now, when there is political and economic uncertainty, we’ve had global demand for U.S. $100 bills increase.

Throwback Thursday: Morgan Stanley, E*Trade, and the 1930s

When it announced its $13 billion deal for E*Trade, Morgan Stanley reminded us of the reason it was created during the 1930s.

The Human Side of Money

Economic anthropologists focus on the human side of money when they see us now and in the past, as individuals, as families, and as one world.

Where People Prefer Non-Cash Transactions

Whether you depend on cash or non-cash transactions can depend on whether you are young or old and the country where you live.

Where People Save A Lot

For many different reasons, the savings rate for our nation and the cash we stash under our mattress can vary considerably.

A Virtual Version of Conspicuous Consumption

Doing little to help us win games, our video game shopping for outfits and dance moves creates some conspicuous consumption.