Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:28 pm
By Jim Wang ·

In 1969, the Treasury Department and the Fed discontinued $500, $1000, $5000, $10000 and $100,000 bills (that bill above is real) because no one used them anymore though a new bill hadn’t been printed since 1945. The bills are all legitimate legal tender and still in circulation (except the $100,000, which was only used in

Tags: currency
Monday, January 12, 2015 11:58 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

A stronger dollar is great for globetrotting, but international investment returns could suffer.

Monday, November 24, 2014 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The dollar has been on a tear in recent months, strengthening against most major currencies.

Friday, August 22, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin — these people have a number of things in common. They are all famous U.S. figures. (No, they were not all U.S. presidents.) Their faces are all on U.S. currency. And they are all men. Indeed, all U.S. paper currency notes bear the faces of American forefathers

Thursday, December 19, 2013 5:39 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Price swings make trading in bitcoins a speculation, not an investment or a store of value.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

The new C-note sports security features designed to thwart counterfeiters.

Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:42 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

The new U.S. $100 bill — to debut Oct. 8 — includes a blue security stripe.

Friday, October 19, 2012 3:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

In this week’s debate, the presidential candidates devoted a lot of attention to China and the valuation of its currency, the yuan. Republican candidate Mitt Romney stated that he’s in favor of labeling China a currency manipulator while President Barack Obama maintained that the policies of his administration have led to an 11 percent strengthening