What The Finance Is The History Behind The Game Monopoly

whatthefinance-is-the-history-behind-monopoly1-600x600 In honor of National Play Monopoly Day, the team at What The Finance is going into the history and benefits of the game Monopoly. Eddie is spending some time with his newborn, so Walt Coury steps in this week to host with Matt.

This game made Charles Darrow the first millionaire board game maker, but he wasn't actually the one who created it. Learn about the scandalous history behind everyone's favorite board game.

As one of the most popular board games of all time, Monopoly spans the globe. Learn how many people could be playing Monopoly today.

There are also several financial lessons we can all learn from this board game. Listen as Matt breaks out a few of his favorite.

What The Finance Is Up With Currency!?

whatthefinanceisupwithcurrency-600x600 This week the guys answer the questions you've always wanted to know about the US currency. First they dive into the history to explore when America's currency started, and how the government was able to get people to start using that dollar bill.

They then look at how the US dollar is actually made (hint, it's not paper). Also, you won't believe how much it costs just to make money!

If you've ever wondered why we don't just print off enough money to pay off our debt that everyone keeps complaining about, Matt and Eddie have your answer here.

All these answers and more in this week's episode!