Online Money Guides


[Infographic] The History of Money: From Barter to Bitcoin

The concept of money ultimately boils down to trade. It’s a behavior as human as eating or breathing. We now have a wealth of options when we want to spend and send money, but it didn’t start out that way. It was a long ride from swapping livestock to mining Bitcoin. Check out the major milestones that shaped the history of money. Discover more about emerging payment trends, global spending habits, and the changing payment landscape on our ...

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Online Money Guide: Exchange Rates Demystified

Friend or foe, exchange rates impact everything from global trade to our next travel destination. But what exactly is an exchange rate, who sets it, and how does it work? We talked to Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance, to find out. Q: First off, how does the foreign exchange market affect the average citizen on a day-to-day basis? The foreign exchange market, and more importantly the strength of the U.S. dollar, affects things like everyday purchases ...

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How to Fill Out a Money Order

Need help filling out a money order for the first time? Learn how to fill out a money order correctly by following the step-by-step instructions below. Upon purchase, make sure the amount you paid matches the amount printed on the money order. Fill out your money order with a pen in large, dark letters so the details are clear and it is difficult to alter your writing. Record the location where the money order was purchased in case it is ...

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Western Union Pioneers Online Money Transfer to Cuba

Despite its location just 93 miles south of Florida, Cuba has been somewhat isolated from the United States since 1959 due to strained political relations. Much of that has changed in recent years as the two countries have made major strides in to normalize relations with Cuba and its people. This new era of openness means new opportunities for travel, the exchange of ideas, and the chance for members of the Cuban diaspora to more easily send money to loved ones back ...

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