I have the weirdest thoughts sometimes. No, seriously. I started thinking about money the other day. Not just how much I had or how I'd budget something. Literally thinking about money – bills, dough, bank, buckaroos, moohla, chump chang, dinero – you know, money itself. It was right after I replied "Money doesn't grow on trees" back to my daughter's request for yet another $20.00. Technically it doesn't grow on trees, but it's made of paper and paper is made from trees. So there is some sort of relation isn't there? I digress...
We all know from history that money as we know it – coins and bills – haven't always existed in those forms. Before money was made of bills and coins items such as conch shells, ivory, clay, live animals, grain, and even wooden chips were used as currency.
What else did I know about money? Well, apparently I didn't know as much as I thought. Did you know there are actually people who study currency and the history of money? There is! They are called numismatists. What a cool job!
There are some seriously interesting trivia questions related to money. See if you can answer some of the ones below (answers at the bottom – but try not to cheat) and see how well versed you are in the Benjamins.
Good news for our financial planners here at USAA, with only a 1 in 100 chance of having a nonfatal injury or illness, the financial sector is the safest job area out there! Who knew?
So, how'd you do? Learn anything new?
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