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The History of the US Dollar

How did the US dollar come to be the most ubiquitous, trusted and traded currency?

The Smart Person's Guide to Giving

Being smart about how you donate can make your dollars go farther and help more people.

What's the Best Way to Support Musicians?

What can you do to help your favorite artists?

Is There Such a Thing as Good Debt?

Some say that debt is the gateway to your goals, others say it will drag you down.

Should I Invest in Gold?

In times of uncertainty, gold can seem like an attractive option.

Is the Stock Market Irrational?

The economic numbers look bleak, but the stock market is strangely optimistic.

Are We Headed for a Depression?

Learn what it really means and how we got out of one before.

Is Price Gouging Bad?

Why would economists say it's actually not a bad thing?

Will Economic Stimulus Save the Economy? (COVID-19)

What do past examples tell us about its effectiveness?

Can the Food Service Industry Survive Coronavirus?

How are small business owners coping?

How to Make an Emergency Budget! (COVID-19)

Here's how to rethink your spending without giving up the things that keep you sane!

COVID-19 Crashed the Market. Now What?

You're sheltered at home, watching the market plunge... should you sell? Or buy?

The Hidden Costs of Every Decision You Make!

Understanding opportunity costs can help you become a better CFO of your life.

Are 401(k)s a Financial Silver Bullet?

Are they the surefire solution they're made out to be?

What Should I Do with My Loose Change?

Let's reflect on the importance of your loose change!

The Real Cost of Bottled Water

Why are Americans willing to spend money on it?

Bond. Savings Bond.

What is a savings bond?

Is It Okay to Rent?

Is there a financially responsible way to rent?

Is Whole Life Insurance a Scam?

Have you ever been offered Whole Life Insurance as an investment opportunity?

Should You Combine Finances?

Should you consolidate finances or maintain financial autonomy?

What's Your Money Sign?

It's time to figure out your money sign!

The Hidden Cost of Joining a Gym

Does locking yourself into an expensive gym membership really work?

About Two Cents

PBS Digital Studios and the producers of It’s Okay to Be Smart bring you TWO CENTS, a new weekly series about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z.

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