Have you ever thought about how money is created? Or how some modern banks started? Is the value of money based on something real, like gold? Would it frighten you if money was created out of thin air?
The credit card skimmer is one of the most interesting tools in the identity theft arsenal. These simple yet surprisingly sophisticated devices are installed in ATM terminals, on gas pumps, in retail stores and many other places where consumers routinely swipe their credit and debit cards.
It’s hard to imagine a time without money but in fact such a time did once exist. When humans first began living off the land, there was no need for money. We only owned what we could carry and there was very little reason to trade.
Technology’s advancements have placed in jeopardy the job security of many individuals. Their fear is that they will soon become obsolete – that a cheaply-produced and easily-programmed robot will supplant them from their position, offering management structures a mechanical employee that will cost pennies on the dollar; that will never request vacation time; and that will never call in sick. What does this mean for human labour?
On top of using his mathematical prowess to make savvy business investments and bank billions, Beal has used his reputation to inspire generations of young minds.
Years ago it was stressful to open my kid’s cell phone bill because I was never certain of what surprises were in store. Now that my children are grown it has ironically become the water bill that causes such angst…
Most Canadians know by now that the government has stopped producing pennies. They remain legal tender however and can be spent and redeemed at the bank. In the meantime if you make a purchase, the vendor will round the cost up or down to the nearest five cents.
Acquiring a vacation property, or even a second home in general, is the dream of many Americans and just about every homeowner in the country. Obtaining the financing for a vacation property can be difficult for many, but there are several different ways to achieve that goal. Here are some of the things you need to know if you are planning on purchasing a vacation property through financing.
Have you ever wondered what the real estate market was like 100 years ago, before TV, the internet, and most modern comforts? One-hundred years ago the globe was engulfed in disease and warfare, both of which made their impact on the real estate market in America.
In parts of Africa, currency has taken on a new, high-tech form: pre-paid airtime. Cell phones can not only be used for texting, playing games, and updating Facebook profiles; but also for the exchange of goods and services in real life.