I am an American working in Tokyo and get paid in Yen. I have way too much Yen now, and I want to change to USD, especially because the rate is relatively good at the moment. I would like to hear any anecdotal evidence about the cheapest way to change JPY to USD. [more inside]
Where can I find those cheap dollar store pregnancy tests in NYC *right now*? This shouldn't be that hard, but all the cheap-o dollar stores in my neighborhood don't seem to carry them anymore. Do you know of a store in Brooklyn (preferably off the B/Q) or in Manhattan (south of 34th St, also preferably off the B/Q) that carries those super cheap at-home pregnancy tests? [more inside]
My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe in the next two years. Right now the Euro seems to be crashing. Would it be a good idea to buy about $3,000 of Euros as a hedge against it rising in the future, or am I an idiot for even considering this? Note: I will be flying from the U.S. [more inside]
US dollar bills before 1928 were larger than they are now, 188mm by 79mm. Are there records of why that particular size was chosen? [more inside]
Does anyone know what happened with the 10 dollar art mystery? It’s been a while and I can’t find a resolution. There’s the Wiki, but if it has any more information I didn’t see it.
Becoming a Vendor for Dollar Tree? Everything's So Intimidating [more inside]
Where can I change my Sterling and Euro banknotes to USD in Gainesville? [more inside]
How to make a pie chart in Word with dollar amounts, not percentages? [more inside]
A friend has advised me of a way to rake it in when the economy goes boom. Can you guys have a look at this and see if he is wise or just deluded. [more inside]
I have $500 in brand new, fresh-from-the-mint, sequential $1 bills. What is the fastest way to "break them in" so they don't stick together? [more inside]
If the Euro collapses, will the price of gold in US Dollars fall as people seek to hold a stronger currency?
Forex filter: Why is the Euro still worth more than the US dollar? [more inside]
Is my $100 bill real or counterfeit? [more inside]
I'm a Canadian going to be traveling in Europe starting in a few weeks, up until maybe Nov. I originally intended to just withdraw funds from my CAD account when needed where I would get whatever the CAD to EUR exchange was at the given time. With the economy as it is should I consider opening a EUR account and transferring a bunch of funds right now?
Should I buy some Turkish currency now, ahead of my two-week September trip to Istanbul, to hedge against the (hopefully remote) possibility that U.S. politicians will not raise the debt ceiling by August? Or euros? Are there other steps I should take now to protect myself, just in case? [more inside]
The debt limit will be reached August 2nd. Moody's said they may downgrade the US credit rating as soon as mid July if the debt limit isn't raised. What are the scenarios that might play out, and how can I invest for each scenario? Investing goals would be preserve value and seek growth. [more inside]
Help me repay my debts from abroad: My considerable student loans are in CDN, but I am earning in EUR - can/should I move my debt? [more inside]
The Canadian dollar is at par with the US dollar. As a Canadian who will not be traveling to the US or elsewhere in the near future, how else can I benefit from the high dollar?
How often are dollar bills printed? As in, during which years? [more inside]
LivingAbroadFilter: What can I, in particular, do to avoid conversion fees from USD to EUR? [more inside]
Where to exchange euros for dollars? [more inside]
What's actually worth it to buy from a dollar store? [more inside]
Where can I find old historical exchange rates? Right now I'm looking for the crosses between British Pounds, US Dollars and French Francs in the mid-1950s. [more inside]
Is the Zimbabwe govornment still printing 100 Trillion Dollar notes? I looked in Google for a while and cant seem to find a definitive answer. thanks everyone.
Why does the $ go before ($9.99) and ¢ behind (99¢) the number?
Have I been wrong on my financial core beliefs? [more inside]
I'm moving overseas from the US in less than a year, and my stellar powers of observation tell me that there's a good chance the dollar is going to eat shit before then. My savings are <$10,000, what can I do with them to ensure that I'm not cursing the economy when I leave? Is putting it in foreign currency enough, or is there a better option? How do I do that? [more inside]
I'm taking a standard week-ish trip to the UK soon and I'm (obviously) going to need some cash for traveling. What's the best way to get US Dollars converted into British Pounds? [more inside]
Where should I keep my money (to protect it from the US economy)? I'm American and it's in US$, but I don't live there and don't have any good reason to keep it there. [more inside]
Is eating a dollar burger from burger king and a cup of water healthier then not eating? [more inside]
Freelance-to-perm work for a UK company -- how can I get paid for the least amount of fees and hassle? [more inside]
Where to travel with the follow criteria: expensive flight, strong dollar, late fall or winter trip, and under a week to visit. [more inside]
What can I buy on the internet for a dollar? [more inside]
Convenient way to get dollar coins outside of a bank? [more inside]
Why are salaries in different nations stated in their US dollar equivalents in news programs? Are there any news programs or websites that show relative purchasing power in different countries? [more inside]
European who has USD in an American account - what should I do? [more inside]
Short-term investments question: In your opinion, what stable foreign currency should I invest my money? [more inside]
Where can I find guidelines for the usability of torn/ripped Canadian currency? What should I do with this specific $20 bill? [more inside]
What's the safest possible thing that I can do with my money? [more inside]
Question about the "MasterRental" rental insurance benefit that most of us have on our MasterCards. [more inside]
FinanceFilter: Is the money supply contracting, or expanding, after netting all the Fed action, bank closures, mortgage defaults, etc? The dollar falling seems to signal a net increase of money supply, but this is inconsistent with the thesis of a credit or liquidity crunch. If the money supply is growing at a slower rate due to tighter lending practices, shouldn't the dollar be rising, even in the face of Fed-rate cutting? Do we know the net expansion or contraction of the money supply due to the combination of rate cuts and mortgage defaults? [more inside]
Are there any financial institutions available in the US to buy Euros as a hedge against the falling dollar? [more inside]
I'm going to Europe for at least a year in September. When should I convert my dollars to euros? [more inside]
How do I get money (30,000 Euro/$50,000) from Europe to the United States with the least amount of pain? [more inside]
I am permanently moving from the US to Europe in about a month. I have about $50K in savings in HSBC high (and ever-falling) interest account. I am at a loss as to what to do with this money. Money-savvy Mefites, please come to the rescue. [more inside]
Why don't small countries use the dollar or the euro in place of their own currency? [more inside]
I found a 1910 Indian head ten dollar gold coin in my childhood piggy bank. It looks like this. I have seen it listed online for different values between $400 and $1700. I am broke and (regretfully) feel like I need to convert it into cash. How do I do this quickly, fairly, and for maximum profit?
Can the hive recommend books on the global economy? I'm pretty clueless so I'm looking for stuff that's easy to read, a la The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. [more inside]
How can I quickly compare prices of common items here in the states vs. in various foreign countries?
How can I quickly compare prices of common items here in the states vs. in various foreign countries? [more inside]
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