Financial Cents: Posts About History
After a strong 3,000 year run dating back to Ancient Babylon, the practice of wedding dowries is finally going out of fashion ... for the most part.
Posted on: February 06, 2019
Two things that a lot of these ads have in common are the Super Bowl and celebrities—which makes sense, as both those things are super expensive!
Posted on: February 01, 2019
From a group of four rickety Midwestern football teams to a $14 billion-a-year financial juggernaut, The NFL has come a long way since it was founded in 1920.
Posted on: January 22, 2019
Diners Club cards weren't the first type of credit card, but they were the first to find success on a large scale—even though their inventor wrote them off as a "fad."
Posted on: January 14, 2019
The Frank Capra classic is not only a heart-warming tale of community and common decency, but it's also an incisive portrait of predatory business practices.
Posted on: December 18, 2018
Which age group in America is buying the most holiday gifts for their pets? If you guessed Millennials—and of course you did—you'd be wrong!
Posted on: December 17, 2018
Christmas started getting commercialized well before the 20th century, but it took Coca-Cola to launch a certain jolly old elf into the commercial stratosphere.
Posted on: December 12, 2018
There's a lot of money in politics today, but old-timey politicians used to straight-up bribe them for their votes—sometimes with booze!
Posted on: November 01, 2018
People love horror movies, and rubber masks are cheap. Producer Jason Blum has turned that formula into a money-printing movie empire.
Posted on: October 18, 2018
NBA owners and general managers give out terrible contracts all the time. And since they're unlikely to ever stop, we figured SOMEONE should learn from their financial mistakes.
Posted on: October 12, 2018