History of Money: Almonds, Paper Rectangles and Clicks

Ben Franklin had some very wise ideas about money: Remember that time is money. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man health, wealthy, and wise. There are three faithful friends–an old wife, an old dog, and ready…

Printing Money: Canada’s Hundred Dollar Bill Problem

Does the Canadian $100 bill melt? During November 2011, Canada started circulating state-of-the-art polymer $100 bills. Very tough to counterfeit and unusually resilient, plastic-based currency is supposed to be far better than the traditional paper (made from linen and cotton) bill.…