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Compare Best: Credit Cards | Car Insurance | CD Rates | Savings | Brokerages | Mortgages
A site that compares credit cards and other financial products to help you find the best deals.
banking  money  creditcard  useful 
june 2014 by mcherm
The Guilt of the Video-Game Millionaires : The New Yorker
An article about lone or independent video game designers who got unreasonably rich from it.
gamedev  money  via:HackerNews 
april 2014 by mcherm
The Island Of Stone Money : Planet Money : NPR
About that island where the giant stone coins just sit there and people remember who owns them.
money  npr  via:reddit  economics 
january 2014 by mcherm
Greece on the breadline: cashless currency takes off | World news | The Guardian
Barter currency used in Greece due to financial crisis. Interesting points: has a max 1 person may own and a max debt a person may have.
money  banking  via:boingboing 
march 2012 by mcherm
I'm Kevin, here's my side. - Bitcoin exchange hack
Here is the guy who *almost* made a huge profit when someone hacked the main bitcoin exchange. But didn't as it got rolled back. And he claims the exchange is being disingenuous.
money  banking  finance  bitcoin  via:HackerNews  security 
june 2011 by mcherm
Accounting for Computer Scientists — Martin Kleppmann‘s blog
A description of the fundamentals of accounting that was written for ME -- it explains it in terms of basic math and graph theory.
math  finance  banking  money  startup  business  via:HackerNews 
march 2011 by mcherm
Bitcoin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A monetary system based on a distributed peer-to-peer cryptographic system. Apparently has decent solutions to the *technical* problems.
banking  p2p  money 
march 2011 by mcherm
FORTUNE: Warren Buffett: Beware brokers who want your money - Mar. 6, 2006
Warren Buffett points out that all money spent on buying, selling, and choosing stocks is a net loss -- a "friction" in the system.
money  investing  WarrenBuffett  via:HackerNews 
may 2010 by mcherm
Free Credit Report Card - What is Your Credit Score? | Credit.com
A site that provides a (geniune) free credit report with interpretation.
useful  credit  banking  money  via:boingboing 
april 2010 by mcherm
Katie Couric's salary exceeds combined budgets of NPR's top news shows - Boing Boing
Amazing. Like the title says: her salary exceeds the cost of Morning Edition plus All Thing Considered (if you don't include the overseas bureaus. They less-than-double it.) Another good reason to support NPR.
via:boingboing  money  journalism  npr 
september 2009 by mcherm
Bullion and Bandits: The Improbable Rise and Fall of E-Gold | Threat Level | Wired.com
The story of eGold: and how the government both prosecuted it AND used it to spy on criminals in violation of its own terms and conditions.
money  via:HackerNews  startup  law 
june 2009 by mcherm
Visualizing One Trillion Dollars | Mint.com Blog
An effective infographic that explains just how big 1 trillion dollars is, and what a 10 trillion dollar financial crisis means.
math  financial-crisis  money  visualisation 
march 2009 by mcherm
Escrow.com
An online escrow service. Use it to make a large transaction with someone you don't know well.
useful  finance  banking  money  security 
june 2008 by mcherm
All of Inflation’s Little Parts - The New York Times
A fascinating graphic describing what the US population spends its money on. The way in which the information is displayed is the most interesting feature -- it's actually quite a clever presentation mechanism.
graphics  information  infographics  visualisation  webdesign  nytimes  money  economics 
may 2008 by mcherm
Business Interactive Features - Diagrams - Illustrations - Portfolio.com
Fancy interactive flash graphic showing how CEO Salary / Normal Salary has changed over the past 35 years.
pay  money  personal_net 
april 2008 by mcherm
How to Make Convincing Fake-Gold Bars | Popular Science
Yes, tungsten has the same density as gold and could be used to make some convincing fake gold bars.
via:boingboing  science  phone  money 
march 2008 by mcherm
Gates No Longer World's Richest Man - Forbes.com
This week Buffet is first, a mexican is second and Gates is third.
money  personal_net 
march 2008 by mcherm
Homeless: Can you build a life from $25? | csmonitor.com
As an experiment, he walked into a shelter with $25 and cloths. His goal was to have $2,500 in a bank account within a year, without any use of previous contacts and background. He succeeded (and wrote a book).
via:boingboing  economics  money 
february 2008 by mcherm
Paul Graham on How to Make Wealth
Paul Graham's essay on wealth (not money) and why startups are a great idea.
python  paulgraham  wealth  money 
december 2005 by mcherm
Fundable.org - collect money from a group
Site that collects money from a group, returning it if the goal is not reached.
useful  fundraise  money  donate 
july 2005 by mcherm

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