Personal Finance: History of the Dollar

The first official currency issued by a government was a coin minted in ancient Lydia around 600 BCE. It took about 1,700 years for the first sovereign paper money to emerge in China. Since that time, hundreds of different currencies have appeared.

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Personal Finance: Know how much you’re willing to lose before investing

All investments involve some degree of risk. The key to success is taking action to understand it and to find the level with which you are comfortable. This is easier said than done, and many investors learn too late that their appetite for risk is actually lower than their allocation reflects.

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