Financial Cents: Posts About History

Is There a Secret Money Lesson Hidden In “The Wizard of Oz?”

Lions and tigers and allegories for the bimetallist fiscal policy and turn of the century agrarian political movements, oh my!

Posted on: August 24, 2018


The 12 Worst Financial Scandals In History

From the "OG" Ponzi himself through "Count Victor Lustig" (we're pretty sure he was a vampire too) and all-time favorite Bernie Madoff, these are the 12 biggest financial scandals of all time!

Posted on: June 11, 2018


A Brief History of Credit Scores

Before credit scores were invented in the 1950's, lenders took a much more social approach to determining creditworthiness.

Posted on: April 26, 2018


Money at the Movies: Which Avenger Gives Marvel the Most Bang for Its Buck?

Some financial lessons for Marvel Studios as they move into a new phase following Avengers: Infinity War.

Posted on: April 25, 2018


Money at the Movies: Does Box Office Gold Mean a Best Picture Win?

Over the past decade, the Best Picture Award's relationship to box office success has completely flipped.

Posted on: March 01, 2018


25 Little-Known Presidential Money Facts

Turns out that a number of famous U.S. Presidents weren't so great at managing their personal finances.

Posted on: February 19, 2018


Give Me Some Credit: The History of Modern Credit Cards (1 of 3)

Credit and credit cards have become a part of everyday life for most Americans. Odds are you have one in your wallet right now. So what is credit anyway? If you’re in need of a bad credit loan, our look at the history of credit cards may be of great interest to you.

Posted on: July 29, 2016