In which editors and writers reveal many secrets!
"Earning more money tends to make people happier, at least up to a point. But new research suggests the reverse may also be true: happier people actually make more money."
"The family’s patriarch and matriarch keep a low profile, splitting their time between a large, lavishly furnished apartment on Paris' famous Left Bank and a 6,000 acre estate in the sought-after Loire Valley." —Don't you think there's something going wrong over at Forbes when they decide they have to apply descriptors to "Left Bank" and "Loire Valley"?
"Whose $6 billion did JPMorgan Chase & Co. lose during the now-infamous London Whale debacle? Was it depositors’ money or shareholders’ money? Or was no money lost at all?"
Wells Fargo Fraud Specialist: Hello, ma’am.
Me: Hi, how are you?
WFFS: There were some false charges on your card?
Me: Yes, that's right.
WFFS: Okay, I am going to go through the previous week of charges with you to make sure that everything is legitimate. I'll read off the charges and you just tell me yes if the charge was yours or no if it wasn’t.
Me: Okay… Well, I was on vacation the week before, so there are probably some weird charges.
WFFS: I’m showing a $750 dollar charge at a Hotel Tiz… ano in Rome on March 20th.
Me: Yes! Right. It’s a hotel in Rome [...]
When I got my first royalty check from Amazon, I went to my boss at the bar and was like, “Mike, I quit, dude,” and he was like why, and I was like “Look at this check, man,” and he said, “I’d quit too.”
This is what I’m doing now. My three stories that are out have now sold in excess of 93,000 copies, and I have another Kindle Single that I’m working on for later this year, and hopefully working on a book.
Don't you love knowing how much money people make? This is actually really admirable that the Kindle Singles folks are encouraging writers to [...]
If pennies and nickels are largely useless, why does the U.S. Mint continue to manufacture them? In this excerpt from The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society, out this week, David Wolman investigates why eliminating the penny is problematic.
In the Victorian ballroom of the Charing Cross Hotel in London, the thirteenth annual Digital Money Forum is wrapping up with a session of free beer and wine. Beneath brass chandeliers, people from the worlds of banking, telecom, academia, and international development have absorbed an entire weekend’s worth of talk about money in the form of bits and bytes, and tomorrow’s technologies for handling [...]