Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
Scam emails and phone calls are on the rise as it becomes ever easier to orchestrate fraud from anywhere in the world. New research sheds light on what makes some of us more susceptible than others.
Wealth addiction is as powerful as any other, but instead of urging addicts to get help, we often admire them. Yet they do much more damage to the world at large than your average coke fiend.
Most people agree that children should be taught to manage money — but who decides what they learn, and who is responsible for teaching them?
The evolution of cryptocurrency and how it is replacing modern cash.
When the penny was introduced in 1971, a pint of milk cost 5p. You can't buy anything with pennies anymore.
New research shows that many adults across the world are financially illiterate and unable to complete even basic mathematical calculations.
This episode is all about bitcoin. Will it be the currency of the future? Who’s trying to capitalise on the legal loopholes of cryptocurrencies? And is it possible to make mining them more green.
An analysis of Bitcoin's fundamentals shows how much of a bubble its price has inflated to.
Today's news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.
Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.
The federal government is trying to make Australians more financially literate, but it's using a definition that ignores many political, economic and cultural factors.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
Despite its name, cryptocurrency isn't just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other finance.
The new series of Australian banknotes are not a designer's dream but they are the strongest yet in terms of preventing counterfeiting.
We need to work out how to save capitalism from itself.
Was setting fire to all that money immoral waste, ritual sacrifice or artistic statement?
A recent ban on charges for paying by credit or debit card could open the door to legal action for surplus fees paid in the past.
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
ATMs will need to evolve to remain relevant, perhaps taking on other services entirely.