This year, I had many friends traveling to Europe and South America. Their families are doing well in the current economy, and the dollar performing strongly compared to currency in other countries. These boosts – along with airfare prices staying...
Admit it: how many times have you mindlessly tossed a penny, nickel or dime on the sidewalk, or left it at the counter? Americans, it seems, aren’t much in love with their small change. And why should we be, when you consider that you can hardly buy anything with a penny or nickel these days. That is, unless you are talking about the tiny minority of rare, extremely valuable coins that are actually worth their face value million times over.
How much money do you have on you? In most cases, that question refers to the cash in your wallet, purse or pocket. But in the rare fashionista case, it can be taken quite literally: as in, how much cash are you wearing?
Using U.S. currency for art isn’t necessarily legal, but that hasn’t stopped artists from using dollar bills as their canvas. Take a look at the slideshow above, and you’ll see that U.S. money could quite literally be used to create amazing works of art. Images include work by tattoo artist Scott Campbell, Mark Wagner, and others.
If you’re vigilant about your finances, chances are you are intimately familiar with the contents of your wallet. But aren’t you curious to find out what your personal finance gurus and favorite celebrities carry in their wallets? Check out our new series, starting with an interactive infographic of the wallet contents of Mint.com founder Aaron Patzer.