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Know Money, Win Money! Episode 6: Wizard World, Issue #2

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Andrew Tavin
Andrew Tavin covers budgeting and credit scores for OppLoans. His experience as a comedian lends an approachable and humorous angle to his content and makes the scary parts of personal finance less intimidating for readers.
Updated on March 18, 2021
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What if nerdy knowledge could win you money?

Surprise! We have another episode of Know Money, Win Money from Wizard World Chicago!  Since so many people were in costumes, we decided to make it our special Halloween Edition!

First, we asked who, according to Forbes, is the wealthiest fictional character. Although we aren’t exactly certain what their methodology was (maybe they asked some fictional accountants), we trust that it was a very rigorous process. Is it Bruce Wayne, with his many gadgets and the original (bat)man cave? Or maybe Tony Stark, with his many gadgets and the original (iron)man tower?

In fact, it’s neither of them! It’s Scrooge McDuck. To be fair, we’ve never once seen Stark or Wayne swimming through a pool of gold coins. And Scrooge is certainly less keen on spending his wealth than nearly any other fictional character, except maybe Scrooge McHuman from A Christmas Carol.

Next, we played another round of everyone’s favorite game that needs a more succinct title: “Can You Guess How Much This Person’s Costume Cost?” We found a guy dressed up as Will Smith’s Deadshot from Suicide Squad. You’ll need to watch the video to find out what his costume actually cost, but it looked amazing and he probably spent less than one percent of what Warner Brothers did.

Finally, we asked what currency the Klingons from Star Trek use. As any intergalactic warrior could tell you, it’s Darseks. We considered giving out Darseks for getting the question right, but apparently, people preferred Earth money.

Hopefully, we helped you get some costume ideas right in time for Halloween, and we’ll be back with a new Know Money, Win Money before you know it!

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