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If you cut dollar bills in half and then put them back together, are they still valid?

In Amazing Spider-Man #39, a disguised Norman Osborne (the Green Goblin) hires a bunch of hit-men to take on Spider-Man and does it by giving them half the money now. Literally: he splits the bills in ...
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Are you preparing for a possible dollar (USD) collapse? (How?)

After the last crisis it was easy for many to look back and say all the signs were there to indicate an impending crisis. Super-low interest rates from the FED, no down-payment loans, interest-only ...
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How to change a large quantity of U.S. dollars into Euros?

What is the best way to change $30,000 dollars from the U.S., into Euros to Europe ? Is an international bank account the best solution? If not, then what?
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Should I do my budgeting in dollars?

I'm from India and earn in Indian Rupees. Should I do the math on my finances in USD? The reason I ask this question is because INR lost value recently - quite a bit. So, for example, would it be ...
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Earning in a declining currency but foreign currency liabilities, what strategy assuming exchange rates continue to decline?

I earn in euros, but have sterling and dollar liabilities that need to be paid monthly. Assuming the euro will continue to decline against these currencies, is there anything I can do to protect or ...
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USD destroyed in a fire

After seeing some cash destroyed in a fire in a popular Netflix TV series, I wondered what would happen if someone's cash was destroyed in a fire. Assuming you had some way to prove that the money ...
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How to check the paypal's current exchange rate?

I have paypal account. My base currency is AUD. I want to check the conversion rate for buying a stuff in USD. When I go to payment step they show the actual USD amount and actual AUD that will be ...
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Can limits be placed by a merchant on which currency notes are accepted as legal tender? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: It is legal for a retailer/store or other business to refuse $50 & $100 bills or other legal tender, e.g. pennies? Here in the USA, it seemed to be becoming more and ...
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How is buying a Canadian mutual fund also priced in U.S. dollars different from the plain fund?

Many Canadian banks (e.g. TD Canada Trust) split the same mutual fund into two options, one linked to the Canadian dollar and one linked to the US dollar. For example, the TD U.S. Index and the TD U.S....
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How do I minimize exchange rate spread costs when shopping online?

I get my income in euros. I need to pay for stuff in USD because I use shops like Dealextreme where the base currency is USD. I have a Visa Debit card (so not a real Visa) since I am a student but ...
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How to bet on a falling USD without inverse ETF

The US dollar has been rallying quite a bit. If i want to bet on a short term correction, what can I do? I dont want to buy inverse ETF since they track the underlying on a daily basis. I want ...
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How does the fluctuation in the foreign exchange market occur at the same time in all countries?

How does the fluctuation in the foreign exchange market occur at the same time in all countries? For example: If the U.S. Dollar depreciated, does it — and how — get automatically ...
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Do I have to pay tax on hand-money(USD) which I brought from US to india?

I am not getting answer of this very normal question on the internet. I was working in the US as salaried employee and as per day count I was NRI for rear 2013 and 2014, and I paid full tax on all ...
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How to save money on currency conversion

I do business with a few companies in the United States, and as such, get paid in US currency for my services. I have a US account with my bank, but anytime that I make withdrawals from this account, ...
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Legality of purchasing uncirculated bricks of USD

What is the legality of "purchasing" an uncirculated brick of bills similar to one like this: 100 NEW $2 Bills Uncirculated Consecutive 2009 Notes BEP Would it be possible (and cheaper) to simply ...
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How can I pay off my school loans (denominated in dollars) with Euros without an exchange fee?

I will soon begin earning an income in Europe and paying off school loans in the U.S. Any way to do this without paying an extra exchange fee?
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How much is one “lot” of EUR/USD?

In a foreign exchange market, what is the meaning of buying 1 lot (100K) of EUR/USD? Does that mean we have USD 100K, and we are exchanging it for Euro? Or do we have EUR 100K, and we are exchanging ...
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How do I cash a USD cheque in Europe, quickly?

I'll receive a USD cheque shortly. I prefered payment by money transfer, but all attempts to do so - i.e. SWIFT/IBAN, Payoneer, transferwise - failed. Now I will receive a cheque by mail. I contacted ...
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Selling my earned dollars to someone in US for rupees in India

I am working in US as a resident alien. I have few dollars in my bank account in US. If I give some dollars to a friend in need in US and he deposits equivalent amount in Rupees in my Indian bank ...
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Travelling abroad: is EUR or USD card better?

I live in Poland. Recently, banks have raised fees for card payments in foreign currency. I've heard that a good way to go around it is to buy USD and pay using it (except for eurozone and UK). But ...
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How should I record invoices in foreign currency in GNUCash?

I'm a Canadian living in Canada and I've recently started a new contract with a client in the US. My previous contract specified payment in CAD while my new contract is in USD. I invoice once a ...
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Prepaid travel credit cards: Is there a low-cost card supporting top-up in multiple currencies, without conversion fees?

With reference to the CantonFX cards http://www.caxtonfxcard.com/cards_description.asp Which card do I use if I need to use multiple currencies at the lowest cost & I only want to carry one card? ...
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Why HKD-USD conversion rate has been so stable for years?

I reviewed the HKD-USD exchange rate and found it quite stable for years no matter what "big events" happened. Why so?
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What exchange rate does El Al use when converting final payment amount to shekels?

When buying a ticket online from El Al in Israel, the fares are quoted in USD, but the final payment screen allows you to choose whether to pay in USD or ILS. At the bottom of the page is the ...
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Offshore Bank account with Online International Wire-transfer facility for Indians

I am freelancer having Indian nationality and residing in India. I own and operate Sub-Affiliate program of US based company. I have Bank accounts in India which operates in INR (Indian Currency). ...
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IRS Rules for Canadian with US Bank Account

I am Canadian and live in Canada. I have an online business and customers pay me through PayPal in USD. My sales are transferred from PayPal to a USD account I hold with a US Bank in the U.S.From ...
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US Dollar Index: a) where are long term charts; also b) is it available on Google Finance by any chance?

Apparently the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) has been around for ages since 1973, as this site points out. Also, I'm able to find it on Market Watch, albeit with only a 5 year graphing option. I'm trying ...
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How to send money from europe to usa EUR - USD? [closed]

What's the best way for transferring money from Europe to the USA and vice-versa? By best I mean lowest fees and a good exchange rate. To the best of my knowledge banks are usually bad with both. I ...
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Are weekly CAD/USD options untradeable?

As below, cmegroup.com seems to indicate that CADUSD weekly options (expiring 25 Mar 2011) have absolutely no volume or pricing. Does this mean they're impossible to trade? Or, if I had a broker, ...
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Which is better for USD payment for Indians : Wire Transfer or Cheque?

I am about receive some reimbursement of ~1000 US dollars. I live in India, whose currency is INR. I have the option to receive the money in form or cheque or wire-transfer. Which of the two mode of ...
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HKD safe for business?

I having been charging my client in USD for last few months. Recently client suggested paying me in HKD. Is HKD a good option as compared to USD when receiving funds? My Native Currency is INR.
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TOCOM oil in USD [closed]

Where can TOCOM oil be found to be quoted in USD/bbl? I'd rather not go through the conversion process (at least until goog can mix units like volume and currency) to get the USD/bbl version of ...
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What is the the most profitable way of transferring euro to usd in the states? [duplicate]

What is the the most profitable way of transferring euro to usd in the states. First answer it by bank transfer. I guess there would be a lot of fees. Another way i guess is through bitcoin since it ...
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How to invest for the event of a US default? [closed]

I want to consider a special case of this question (so not a duplicate, in my mind, but forgive me if that's incorrect in the eyes of moderators). What happens to my savings if my country defaults or ...
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Limit on hard cash exchange (EURO -> USD) in USA

Say I have 8500 euros as hard cash in USA. Can I just walk into a bank and deposit it in my account as US dollars? Is there a limit on how much hard cash I can exchange at once in the states?
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Invest as dollars in India

I resides in India (currency:Rupees).I have my payment from a US based company in dollars.They sent me the amount via Paypal.Paypal converts the payment to rupees while transferring to my Indian bank ...
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How to make use of EUR/USD fluctuations in my specific case?

I live in the Euro zone, and my main bank account is here. However, I also have a USD bank account located in the USA. I don't usually pay attention to the currency exchange market, but looking at ...
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Is EUR/USD exchange rate usually unstable after a weekend?

Is it risky to initiate a wire transfer that includes currency conversion from USD to EUR during a weekend because of a volatile Mondays exchange rates?
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Most expeditious way to convert EUR to USD?

I recently visited Frankfurt for a week and was lucky enough to have in my possession: a) A credit card with no foreign transaction fees b) A debit card from a credit union that allows free global ...
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Hedging a foreign currency purchase (INR/USD) for a real estate transaction?

I'm looking to purchase a property in India, where the local currency is INR. My earnings are in USD. My down payment on this property will be in the range of 100-200k USD. The USDINR exchange rate ...
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Where should I exchange INR to USD, in India or US?

I am Indian, permanent resident of the US. Years ago, I had loaned some money to my father in India and he now wants to pay it back to me. The amount is worth $300,000 and I am thinking of the best ...
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fastest way to move USD to EUR [closed]

I have the following situation wrt revenue from online business that I transact funds are coming in to my PayPal account in EUR & USD funds are coming in (currently) via a US payment provider in ...
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What is the most efficient way to pay a student loan in the US from the UK?

The loan is in the United States and can only be paid using direct debit from a US bank account which is already established. However, all earnings are in GBP in the UK. What is the most efficient way ...
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How to change a large quantity of U.S. dollars into Israeli Shekel? [closed]

I am a US citizen and will soon also be an Israeli Citizen. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to change USD to Israeli Shekel. Interactive Brokers does allow converting USD to shekel at a ...
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Sending Euro using USD paypal account that is funded via EUR CC/bank account

The title says it all. I want to send money to a seller in Europe, naturally he billed me in EUR, and I have a EUR credit card connected to Paypal account. However my Paypal itself is in USD. What ...
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Using the online broker as a currency converter

As a Canadian citizen who often needs to change back and forth between CAD and USD, the common options are usually the banks and the airports. To save on high conversion fees (a.k.a wide spreads ), ...
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What is the most efficient way to transfer money from the UK to a US account also in my name? [closed]

I am leaving for the states in around a months time and upon arrival I will be opening a US account. I'm a student and so will be sending around £2,500 each term to the US account from funds that are ...
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Why are prices in EUR for consumer items often the same number as original USD price, but the GBP price applies the actual exchange rate?

Since my store started accepting EUR payments in 2002 I often see the numerically same EUR price as the original USD price. Many international suppliers, stores, e-shops offer the same items in US ...
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I need to pay for Domain Name in USD - How do I make payment in INR

I want to buy a domain name from eurodns website. How can I pay money to them when I have only Indian currency(INR). i.e how to convert my money to USD. Thankyou in advance.
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Open an ordinary bank account in USD without setting foot in the US and without paying a single cent in additional fees

I live and work in the UK and I often pay fees in USD (mostly to hosting companies) and receive payments in USD (for freelance jobs). Is there any way I can legally and practically open a bank account ...