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8 Ways Rising Interest Rates Can Help Your Wallet

Interest rates may be on the rise. Here's how you can take advantage.

Weird Money Facts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Counterfeit Money

Maybe the strangest fact about counterfeits is that they're real until they aren't. Read on for more true facts about phony money.

Weird Money Facts: 5 True Cases of Unbelievable Inflation

A dollar doesn't seem go as far as it used to, does it? Compared to these cases of inflation truly run amok, the dollar is the Rock of Gibraltar!

Here's What You Should Know About Bitcoin

Bitcoin — the online, electronic currency — has been in the news a lot lately, but it's still mysterious to most of us. Learn what it is and if it fits into your lifestyle.

Counterfeiters Beware: Here's How the New $100 Will Ruin Your Day

Scheduled to enter circulation back in early 2011, the new, more secure $100 finally starts circulating today. These are the new security features to look for.

New $100 Bill: Issue Date Set

After years of production problems, the new $100 bill finally has a date of issue — October 8th. Learn what's new and different.

Sinking Dollar: This Time on Purpose

The Fed wants to keep the inflation rate up around 2%, because their efforts to boost the economy only get traction when they can push interest rates well below the inflation rate.

New $100 Bill Unveiled

Even though ordinary people hardly ever receive or spend one, with the number of $100 bills in circulation in the billions it's worth putting the effort into making them extreme

New $5 bill starts circulating today

The new $5 enters circulation today with a ceremonial "first spend" at the gift shop of President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, D.

Local Currencies

Because the advantages of trade (lower prices) fall into the hands of the person making the decision (the buyer), there's a constant tendency to move toward freer trade, unless

New $5 bill unveiled

The US Treasury today unveiled a new $5 bill, with security features intended to make it harder to bleach out a $5 and use the paper to counterfeit a $100 bill.

Carry some cash

I recommend carrying some actual cash money. When I do that, a lot of people say, "Why? Everyplace I go takes credit and debit cards." In fact, I know people who brag about spen