Money

Forget gold, invest in pennies

Image courtesy hto2008 via creative commons license Can you believe a 32-ounce gold bar costs about $24,000?! I’m gonna put my money into the cubic foot of pennies. Image courtesy MegaPenny Project For only $491.12, you can get a cube of pennies 12 inches high, 12 inches wide, 12 inches deep. That’s 307 pounds of …

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Mistake on Cubs half-dollar coin set

There’s an “OFFICIALLY LICENSED CHICAGO CUBS 3-COIN SET” being sold that features three accomplishments by recent Chicago Cubs players. But uh, hello. Alfonso Soriano did not join the 40-40 club while with the Cubs in 2006. Soriano got 40 homers and 40 stolen bases while playing for the WASHINGTON SENATORS in 2006. Nice to see …

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Dark Chocolate peanut M&Ms

The three best alternate forms of currency

Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms would be great for currency. I love dark chocolate peanut M&Ms. Vocalo.org recently asked what is the best way to fund public schools? My response? Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms. Although if they were currency, I would end up eating all my money. U.S. History Trading Cards How …

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GAME: How much money is this?

Can you guess how much money is in this bag? Our copywriter at work Lisa was exchanging her change and we agreed this would be a fun game. How much money ya think is in here? My original guess was $40.00.

What’s more influential: Christianity or worship of money?

The iThink application on facebook brings up interesting debates. Here’s one point someone was trying to make: The most influential religion in the world today isn’t Judaism, Christianity, or Islam ‚Äì it is the worship of money. I disagreed. Here’s my reasoning: To say money has more influence is to say that it has more …

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Upper Deck coin cards

If you can afford the high price of collecting real coins, maybe you’ll be able to afford the high price of collecting Upper Deck’s rare coin trading cards. It’s a great idea to make trading cards featuring high-priced coins that normal people wouldn’t be able to obtain. Before the official release of this new card …

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Electronic Banking Monopoly: Use credit cards instead of paper money

Tired of counting money when playing Monopoly? “Oh wait, I don’t have enough singles, can you trade me a $10 for ten singles?” Don’t worry about that anymore! Now with Electronic Banking Monopoly, each player gets their own credit card. Anytime someone buys are sells something, you just swipe their card through the machine and …

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Happy 733,000th day!

Today (Monday, November 19) is 733,000th day since January 1, 0001. Seven hundred thirty-three thousand days. That’s a lot. 733,000 pennies would weigh 2.29 tons. But then check this out: A million pennies visualized. Doesn’t look like much, eh?