Why We Want Women On Our Money

About more than money, our currency images of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill relate to gender, race, and our expectations.

The $4 Trillion Question

Although quantitative easing flooded the banking system with trillions of dollars, we are still debating how much it lifted the economy.

Why Your Inflation Rate is Different From Mine

Although the BLS reports the CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation rate each month, our own household could see different price changes.

Banking on Marijuana

Reflected by duffle bags filled with cash, marijuana’s financial services problems demonstrate why we need banks and other financial intermediaries.

The Countries That Love Cash

High for the Swiss and low in Portugal, the average amount of money that we keep in our wallets for cash payments varies from country to country.

The Six Facts That We Need To Know About the Federal Reserve

The six Federal Reserve facts that we need to know relate to why it was created, what it always does, and what is happening now.

How a Sock Puppet Created a Bubble

Ranging from sock puppets in 2000 to the spread of the automobile in the 1920s, the causes of market bubbles are different and yet similar.

How Sweden Feels About Cash

In an increasingly cashless Sweden, an Ikea cash-free store has created a positive response from management and many customers but not from everyone.

Where Clothing Size Inflation Is a Large Problem

Like the CPI measures purchasing power through the dollar’s inflation rate, we can observe waistline changes through clothing size inflation.

The Cash We Love to Stash

Although going cashless seems to be a trend, we are printing more $100 bills for people in the U.S.and elsewhere in the world.