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Ever wonder why people call a dollar a "greenback" or a "buck?" Read on to learn the roots of those nicknames and more!

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7 Weird Money Laws You May Have Broken

Paying with certain coins, charging for certain mystical services, even dancing. All make this list of some of the world's weirdest laws governing money.

Clams, Cheese, and Bread: Why We Call Money What We Do

Ever wonder why people call a dollar a "greenback" or a "buck?" Read on to learn the roots of those nicknames and more!

Why You Should Still Pay Attention to Bitcoin

After a winter of high valuations — and high profile heists — Bitcoin has lost some of its luster. Is it still worth anybody's attention?

Miracle Device Coin Rolls All Your Credit Cards Into One

Coin's like a universal remote for your plastic: a magical device that lets you store and toggle among all your cards, without actually having to carry around any of them.

New App Ondot Is a Remote Control for Your Credit Card

Save money and protect your credit card from fraud with Ondot's new Card Control app.

Save More by Avoiding Multiple Bank Accounts

Have you been using multiple accounts to save for multiple goals? New research suggests a simpler system might lead to more saving.

What I Miss About the Recession

A look at the recent Great Recession through a glass half full reveals a few positive effects of the economic malaise.

Boost Your Retirement Savings: Avoid 401(k) Fees

New rules will make it easier to monitor fees charged by your 401(k) account administrator. Here's how to avoid paying many of them.

Downside of the Rolling Jubilee

The Rolling Jubilee is a great PR move — buying, then forgiving debt from real people. But in terms of change, one writer says it might hurt more than help.

The Housing Market Is Finally Rebounding

The housing market is rebounding, and the buyer's market is ending. But should you rush to buy a home now? Read this article to help decide.

Retirement: Not Just for People?

As we get older, we try to shift the way we get money from actively working to earning money from investments. Many companies have done the same.

What Is the Fiscal Cliff?

Have you been hearing about the "fiscal cliff"? Discover what the cliff is comprised of, and why some say we're moving rapidly towards it.

6 Ways to Vet an IPO Before You Buy

The Facebook IPO has been the subject of a lot of hype — much of which it hasn't lived up to. Learn how to make a well-informed IPO purchase.

How Natural Disasters Can Change Pricing Worldwide

An earthquake can send waves through much more than water — learn how various natural disasters affect prices for products around the world.

How to Switch Banks

Getting tired of high ATM fees and no interest on your savings account? Want to switch to a better bank or credit union? Do so in a few easy steps.

Should Conforming Loan Limits Be Increased?

The conforming loan limit for home loans in the U.S. fell back to pre-2008 levels recently. Now lawmakers want to raise it again. Learn how it could affect you.

Why Inflation?

We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?

Occupy Wall Street, the 99%, and All That

Some say that the Occupy Wall Street movement lacks a clear message. But to one writer, what they're saying is perfectly clear.

Is Bank of America’s $5 Monthly Debit Card Fee Just the Beginning?

Outraged, annoyed, or otherwise frustrated by Bank of America's new debit card fee? Learn why the bank is instituting the fee and what else might happen.

Social Security Is Not a Ponzi Scheme

Once again, people are comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. That's a bogus comparison. Here's why.