1. 20Gauge

    ECON Question on a Purchase Lawn Tractor Edition

    Okay, I currently have a 15 year old lawn tractor, (Poulan Pro), that is held together with literally wire and epoxy. I expect I am able to keep it on line for some time especially since I have a few spare parts from a dead one. Over time, some of the spare parts have been used and I am now at...
  2. MinnesotaSmith

    INSANITY New Canadian dollar celebrating queers (for real) Royal Canadian Mint unveils new loonie marking...
  3. Loretta Van Riet

    INTL What money looks like under UV light I really like this short video (about 3 minutes) showing the features several countries use to prevent fakes!
  4. 20Gauge

    ECON Tax Return options for those with high state taxes.

    For anyone who is in a higher tax state, be sure to run your tax return two ways. 1) With the standard deduction 2) With forced itemized deductions. In a number of states, they did not conform to the feds in how to calculate a tax return. So if you run both scenarios, you may find your...
  5. Loretta Van Riet

    ECON ZELLE- sending and receiving money

    Thought I'd tap the collective brain at TB2K for the answers. How does "Zelle" work to send/ receive money from my regular bank checking account? I am familiar with Paypal, but some out of state family members are using Zelle. Are there any fees, etc? How fast is the transaction? Thanks!
  6. paul bunyan

    ECON What is Bitcoin? A POSITIVE Thread For Learning About Crypto Currencies

    Cryptocurrencies have been receiving a lot of press coverage recently. Ever since the first crypto currency, Bitcoin or BTC approach the $20,000 value, a few days ago ( DEC 2017). The path to understanding crypto currencies and their future utility can be difficult and will require many...
  7. Melodi

    ECON Morgan Stanley Moving 2,000 Jobs to Dublin and Frankfort after Brexit

    I thought this needed its own thread, feel free to add other breaking economic bolting by large corporations, banks etc; I am a bit stunned this is already starting - though of course Dublin benefits - Melodi Morgan Stanley begins moving 2,000 London jobs to Dublin and Frankfurt after UK votes...
  8. F

    CRIME Gold And Silver Buyers Beware!

    On November 4, 2015, I ordered a large quantity of silver from Northwest Territorial Mint, a company based in Washington state. Their representative gave me a projected delivery date of January 8, 2016. I wired the payment to them later that day. By February 12, 2016 I was concerned and more...
  9. H

    CRIME Malaysian Prime Minister found to have $1 Billion US in bank account; "donations"

    Talk about not doing things in half measures...If you're going to be corrupt go "real big"...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... $1.4 billion...
  10. H

    ECON NYT: In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... International Business In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears By LIZ ALDERMAN DEC. 26, 2015 STOCKHOLM — Parishioners text tithes to...
  11. H

    INTL Thanks to 'Swiss Leaks' we know how much money rich people are hiding from the world

    Hummm..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... Timothy McGrath and Simran Khosla February 19, 2015 11:34 Thanks to 'Swiss Leaks' we know how much money rich people are hiding from the world...
  12. dstraito

    ECON US Debt in $100 Bills

    We have had this on before but I think it is worth visualizing every now and then. If this doesn't blow your mind, your mind isn't capable of being blown. The key here is "unsustainability" The meaning of sustainability is Able to be produced or sustained for an indefinite period without...
  13. rhughe13

    COMM HAARP facility shuts down due to money 07/15/2013 The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) — a subject of fascination for many hams and the target of conspiracy theorists and anti-government activists — has closed down. HAARP’s program...
  14. rugmaker

    OT/MISC Sell your artwork to jigsaw puzzle companies

    Here is one that I found that accepts submissions. I'm sure that there are others, but this is a start. I don't know how hard it is to be accepted, but we have quite a few good artists and it's worth a try.
  15. Magdalen

    ECON Velocity of Money ...It's Even Worse than During the Great Depression

    For Fair Use and Educational Purposes ... Cited at Zero Hedge at from According to...
  16. dstraito

    POL Presidents campaigning while in office

    Maybe I'm naive but I can't remember any POTUS doing a perpetual campaign. Going on Lettermen, The View, Myth Busters, Jon Stewart, an hour on MTV, broadcasts to schools, it never ends. Obama is a master at campaigning and it didn't hurt to have half a billion dollars to spend while doing it...
  17. N

    PREP Prep 101: Finance

    This site is fabulous for considering all angles. I have been a part of it, including under other guise, since 1998. My biggest beef is with folks who do not adequately consider financial issues. Not the bizarre, unexpected kinds, but the run-of-the-mill kinds of financial issues. Before you...
  18. N

    ECON England and Credit Cards: A History

    Link to podcast--can be listened to online, no need for special technology if you have speakers on your computer: Flexible Friend or Foe Fri, 5 Feb 10 Duration: 57 mins How did a little sliver of plastic take over the world? Journalist Max...
  19. T

    ECON Get Ready for Taxation Without Representation

    Get Ready for Taxation Without Representation Written by Justice Litle, Editorial Director, Taipan Publishing Group Regardless of whether a new bailout bill passes, Americans will be taxed heavily in the course of the ongoing “rescue.” Federal Chairmen Ben Bernanke all but guarantees...
  20. dstraito

    EDUC Quotes about Money

    We have had brilliant people over time in the United States. Many of them had a firm understanding on the principles this nation was founded on. The first quote I paraphrase: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Quotes from
  21. Amelia

    ECON China: 'Hot money' may not be that hot

    [I wish I could pick two prefixes... sigh...] 'Hot money' may not be that hot The country's foreign exchange reserve rose by $11.9 billion to $1.8 trillion last month, the central bank said yesterday. The world's largest foreign exchange reserve, however, has raised worries over foreign...