Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.
Tuesday, May 14th 2013 (12:02am)
Canada's iconic penny gets one step closer to extinction Monday as the Royal Canadian Mint officially stops distributing the coins to financial institutions. Businesses are now beginning to round cash transactions to the nearest five-cent increment in a "fair and transparent manner" - but there are 35 billion of them still in circulation.
Thursday, Feb 7th 2013 (3:05am)
Steve Wozniak prints his own pads of $2 bills... and spends them. He'll sell you a sheet with 4 bills for $5. Joshua Topolsky investigates this interesting bit of commerce on The Engadget Show.
Tuesday, Apr 3rd 2012 (5:00am) | Thanks: JesusFlysSouth
"The 1933 Double Eagle is one of the most intriguing coins of all time," says Jay Brahin, an investment adviser who has been collecting coins since he was a kid in Philadelphia. "It's a freak. The coins shouldn't have been minted, but they were. They weren't meant to circulate, but some did. And why has the government pursued them so arduously? That's one of the mysteries."
Tuesday, Aug 30th 2011 (12:05am)
If you're like most Americans, you have a love-hate relationship with your credit cards. Visa's doing something to tip those scales a little bit to the 'love' side by offering a concierge service with certain cards... a concierge service that can be not only incredibly useful, but also entertainingly abused.
Whether you select blogs, forums, graffiti, tattoos or even just conventional creative platforms, it is always more fun if it involves a bit of risk. Money defacing is perhaps the most economical style of risky individual expression - and is as equally unlawful as graffiti.
Consider the lowly penny -- once proposed for scrapping -- and consider how it's about to be elevated in high honor of one of our greatest presidents.
On the occasion of President Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent, the U.S. Mint will issue four new 1-cent coins.
Friday, Feb 13th 2009 (4:54am)
I hate pennies. I never hang on to them, and usually just leave them on the counter of whoever tried to pass them off to me. Even now that the penny is getting a makeover, I don't see my penny policy changing.
Tuesday, Sep 23rd 2008 (6:03am)
Please, for the love of John Q. Public, the common man, the working family, the single parent, and those paying off college debts and starting a new life in this land of promise, please...
Tell whoever the next president is we need to bring gas prices down!
Saturday, Aug 30th 2008 (5:09am)
Best beverage of all time?
Body Count - Voodoo
Django Unchained (2012)
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