The lottery’s jackpot has swelled to that eye-watering sum, but research suggests hopeful ticket holders should be careful what they wish for.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
Venezuela recently devalued its bolivar by 95 percent to tame rabid hyperinflation that has been sending prices on everyday goods through the roof. If history is a guide, it won't work.
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.