# Money

## Use the money on Jonathan Stark’s Starbucks card

You can save the image of Jonathan Starks’ Starbucks card onto your phone and use it at Starbucks. He encourages it. Or if you are feeling like you are in a giving mood, you can put money on the card. Check out @jonathanscard to see how much money is currently on the card. What a …

## iPhone data usage

How much data do you use on your phone? I’m making this blog post to keep track of my data usage on my iPhone with AT&T. Seeing that this is a blog about art, maybe I should do something artistic with it. Should I make stacks of pennies where each penny is a megabyte? Or …

## How many pennies can you mail with a 44-cent stamp?

Since a stamp costs 44 cents, can you mail 44 pennies using just one stamp? Let’s figure it out. The US Post Office says that you can mail go up to one ounce with a 44-cent stamp. How much does a penny weigh? The US Mint tells us that one penny weighs 2.500 grams. How …

## What will happen if the penny is gone

All the coins value will shift.

## What I’ll do if America eliminates the penny

If America gets rid of our pennies. I’m gonna import the pennies from another country into our country. Like, lots of pennies. Maybe Canadian ones. That’s how I’ll pay for things. With Canadian pennies. America will think the penny is gone, but then BAM–this influx of Canadian pennies.

## New coins to be released in form of ball bearings

There should be some country where they use ball bearings for their coin currency. Every country’s coins are flat. Why not have them be round? It would be fun to have a handful of ball bearing coins in your pocket. They could even have inscriptions on them. I got this idea after seeing a collection …

## Save money! Instead of rubber tires, get a bike with iron tires

In these harder times, bicycles with rubber tires are too expensive. Save your pennies and get a bicycle with iron tires. From the National Archives Chicago Facebook Page: Would you get a bicycle without rubber tires to save money? Please like the National Archives Chicago Facebook Page

## ART PROJECT IDEA: Put something in the tiny bike basket

This photo by vivagirlco sparked an art project idea. It would be fun to lock up a cute itty bitty little bicycle like this and put a note on it asking people to put something in the bicycle basket. Perhaps it could be anything people wish. Or maybe there could be a sticky note pad …

## Monopolizing the LEGO Ewok minifig market

There are only five different kinds of ewok LEGO mini-figs. They are sold buy hundreds of dealers on bricklink.com. I’m thinking of buying all the LEGO ewok mini-figs under \$10 and start selling them for ten bucks each. People gotta have their ewok mini-figs! Right now there are 705 ewoks for sale under ten bucks …

## Chicago Cubs Championship coins from 1907 and 1908

An eBay seller is trying to sell some “Chicago Cub Half Dollars from 1907 and 1908.” Only thing is that they are not Chicago Cub Half Dollars. They are merely normal half dollars from 1907 and 1908–the years the Cubs won the World Series. I sent a question to the seller, chicagosportsandmoresanto: ================= The image …

## Happy 10/10/09–a near perfect 10 day

I feel like we are in the wrong year. Today is 10/10/09. Although it is rather comforting that we aren’t living THE perfect 10 day. We have some wiggle room for imperfection. By the way, this is my 2,000th blog post. I was gonna take a photo of 2,000 pennies (much like when I photographed …