Questions tagged [money]

This tag is for questions about money. Furthermore it is for questions regarding monetary units (e.g. dollar, pound, euro, cents, etc...). For questions about the financial sector in general use the tag finance.

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currency in the millions as an adjective

Would it be: 1) It was a $24-million project. or 2) It was a $24 million project. I'm thinking (2), although if I were to write it out as words, I would write "a 24-million-dollar project." But in ...
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Currency with 3+ decimals in words

How would you express currency that has over 2 decimals? For example if you said €65.37 that would be "sixty five euros and thirty seven cents". If you have €65.375 would you say "sixty five euros and ...
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What happened to the adjectival forms of Belize and Singapore in their currencies?

It's been researched that every country has their adjectival form (exception is a demonym, which denotes nouns), such as the adjectival form of Mexico is Mexican, the adjectival form of Russia is ...
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Etymology/history of “dib-dob” as military slang for foreign currency

Dib-dob is used as a generic term for foreign currency (I've come across it for Euros and Dollars). I've recently heard this used by some RAF types, and had heard it before, from someone presumably ...
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A term referring to the amount of money one has? [closed]

I am trying to find a word or term to describe the amount of money one has in posession. For example: Account balance Bank statement outstanding balance Assets In e.g the phrases "check your bank ...
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Word to describes the money that you lend to somebody?

I am confused about using words related to money. I have looked up in Oxford Learner's dictionaries. The word "loan" has the meaning: money that an organization lends and somebody borrows. On the ...
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what is a single word to indicate bringing something up to currency? [closed]

looking to bring an aged computer systems up to latest version and want a single word to represent this action. This will form the banner line for a 3 phase strategy is, Stablise, bring up to currency,...
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Of pence and pennies

Can someone confirm or deny or improve my understanding of the traditional way of using the word "penny" in Britain? Let's say "traditional" means, at the very least, before decimalization (or should ...
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Understanding a billing's message [closed]

It's important and I want to make sure I understand it correctly before replying or reacting in any way. Hello, John here from billing. Thank you for your patience while we reviewed your ...
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Handling ranges where the unit prefixes the number [duplicate]

If the unit follows the number, then according to the accepted answer of the Including units of a measure in a range , you can skip the unit for the first value, such as "1–5 ℥". However, that ...
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What's a good word for “Expensive, but worth the money?”

I'm categorizing some products, and am lumping the cheapest ones together under "Budget-friendly." However, I'm having trouble with the high-priced group name. Basically, I'm looking for a shorter (1-...
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How do you say 100ths of the euro? cents/ centimes

Does it depend one he country how to say amounts in euros? 25.90 twenty-five euro(s), ninety cents twenty-five euro(s), ninety centimes twenty-five euro(s), ninety and with no euro, .70 ...
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Name for industry standard cost

If you are a business that charges neither at the premium end of the scale nor the cheapest... but charge around average prices, what is the name for that? Off the top of my head I'm thinking: ...
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When saying “making a donation on behalf of somebody” who has the money acually?

I was wondering when saying "make a donation on behalf of someone" does on behalf mean in the name of ? or it means someone who owns the money? Thank you .
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What is “half a dollar” in pre-decimal British currency slang?

I've been listening to the BBC Radio show Hancock's Half Hour which was set in working class 50s/60s Britain before we decimalised our currency, and being in a very lower-class cockney London setting ...
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I am providing a quotation for work and I want to include the currency notation. We are both in the same country. Is it appropriate? [closed]

I am providing a quotation for work and I want to include the currency notation. My potential client and myself are both in the same country. Is it appropriate to use the currency notation? I know ...
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What is the word or saying for when you pay money for something, but don't end up using it?

For example, I buy a bouncy house as a service, but I don't end up using it. I still have to pay for it, because the contract had me pay upfront. Here's another. I sign up my kid for computer lessons ...
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What would you call a person who keeps track of money?

The assumption is that the said person's full-time job is to keep records of in-flow and out-flow of cash or money.
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Why don't Yen and Yuan add an 's' in the plural form?

One says 10 Dollars or 10 Euros, but 10 Yen or 10 Yuan. Why?
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Five-Dollar Bills vs Five Dollar Bills

My coworker stated that he had a five-dollar bill in his pocket. I jokingly made a snarky pun along the lines of, "So, you have five-dollar bills". Arguments ensued. My argument for the grammatical ...
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How to write £1 million where style guide clashes

I am writing the figure of £1,000,000 in a presentation but finding that my style guide clashes with what looks right. 'Million' must be spelled out. '£' must be used instead of 'pounds'. Numbers ...
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Countable noun for a coin or a banknote

I am looking for a countable noun which can stand for either a coin or a banknote. Currency and money are the only two words I can think of, but not being countable they don't fit what I'm looking for,...
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What words describe the relation between “dollars” and “cents”?

A dollar can be divided up into 100 cents. A Swiss franc can be divided into 100 rappen. What are the words that describe these units (dollar vs cents or franc vs rappen)? I found out that ...
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How to address denominations of cash? [duplicate]

"Please bring lots of $1.00s and $5.00s" or "Please bring lots of $1.00's and 5.00's"?
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What to call money set aside for incidental expenses?

I have seen my father give some amount of money to my mother saying that it was for incidental expenses or asked her to spend on inessentials. What is the right word for the money allotted/set aside ...
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Word for the money that is paid for a carpool – equivalent word to the German informal word “Spritgeld”

In German there's the word Spritgeld which is a compound of petrol/fuel and money. So, the verbatim translation is petrolmoney or fuelmoney, respectively. This is an informal word which is commonly ...
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Use of apostrophe or hyphen in money amounts

I'm trying to write a sentence along the lines of "we ordered 200 pounds' worth of stuff", but using the pound sign rather than the word. Possible options: "£200 worth" "£200's worth" "£200-worth" "£...
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Word request: “proprietary currency” or “artificial money”

I'll give two examples of this. First example: I was just at a local festival and I was hungry. To get myself a burger, I couldn't buy it with cash. I had to first purchase tickets with my cash, and ...
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Is “coin” still used to mean “money”?

To clarify, I'm not talking about money solely in form of metal coins. (As in: I then proceeded carefully to count out the entire 14 pounds 78 pence in coin - Oxford). I'm talking about using 'coin' ...
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Is there a word for the most granular parts of currency, eg, cents, pence, etc?

I am writing some instructions and I want my audience to understand that an amount must be entered in cents / pence / Eurocents / Satoshis etc. Is there a word that describes these small, granular ...
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Does the expression, “As sound as a pound” still holds its currency?

There is the following sentence in the New York Time’s (July 24) article titled, “A Chinese gold standard?” written by its Op-Ed contributor, Kwasi Kwarteng. For most of the 19th century the ...
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What do you call money earned through unethical sources?

Money/Assets/Property that is earned through unethical sources is called ? Money that is earned through bad sources like corrupted politics, corrupted business, ransom money, stolen or theft money. ...
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Word or concept for “credit system” in context of “topping up” an account

The word or concept I'm after is the system where a user of a service can transfer real money to their account (top-up), receive "credits", use those credits somehow inside the system, and then ...
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Is there a list of plural names of currencies?

Is anyone aware of a list of plural names of currencies? I don't really care what conventions are used. I just want to avoid using an obviously wrong plural form.
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Funds or Money? [closed]

I'm having an ongoing dispute in my organization over whether to use the word "funds" or "money" to describe, um, money that we award to grant applicants. My position is that a fund holds money. ...
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Origin of “skin” as euphemism for money

What is the origin or history of using "skin" to refer to "money?" For example, a golf competition called a "skins game" or, referring to an investor who, "has some skin in the game."
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What is “beer money”?

What is the meaning of the term beer money in the sentence: People often ask me to describe in detail how I’ve got to be where I am today, thinking that I’ve spent years earning beer money in local ...
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Dollar sign necessary in “$16 LD”?

I'm editing a book that mentions Liberian Dollars (LD) and U.S. Dollars (USD). Should I put a dollar sign in front of the number or not? ($16 LD or 16 LD? $10 USD or 10 USD?)
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Are monetary values plural? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are units in English singular or plural? I want to say: Those sixty dollars are gone That sixty dollars is gone The reason I ask is because I was originally typing: ...
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How to spell out dollars and cents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to say the total amount? Which is the correct way to spell out dollars and cents? Forty-Two Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($42,000.00) or Forty-Two Thousand and 00/...
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Why is money called “rhino”?

I was going to the hole-in-the-wall to get some rhino the other day, when I started to wonder why cash is so-called. I hit the books. Farmer & Henley gives no etymology. Partridge says Origin ...
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How to say the total amount?

I'm not sure if the saying of the total amount USD 23,428.32 is correct below (esp. the 'cent' part after the dot): Say U.S. dollars twenty-three thousand four hundred and twenty-eight and thirty-...
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What is the origin of “dirty money”?

On Wikipedia we read: dirty money: (idiomatic) Money that is illegally gained, illegally transferred or illegally utilized. Especially money gained through forgery, bribery, or thievery. Is ...
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Use of “pence” to refer to sum of money

I encountered an article on Dictionary.com that says that pennies are not used to refer to a sum of money but rather the coins themselves. It went on to say that the term pence was used to refer to a ...
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Origin and meaning of the American 1960s slang phrase, “bread is”

I am trying to answer a question from a library patron who remembers the entire phrase, "bread is" that she and her friends used in the 1960s. She accepts that "bread" was used for money or "dough," ...
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What is the correct way to write a range of dollar figures?

What is the best way to express the range from $4.5 billion to $5.2 billion? Is the following correct? ... between $4.5 and $5.2 billion ...
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“cold cash” vs. “hard cash”

Context (New York Times): Besides piling into Treasuries, institutional investors are also seeking out the safety of cold, hard cash, pouring billions into commercial bank accounts backed up by ...
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Why is the unit of measure placed before the value for currencies? Are there other measures where the unit precedes value?

$1,000 is pronounced as "one thousand dollars". Reading from left to right, it seems like it would make more sense to write the value as: 1,000$. This way the pronunciation of the value follows the ...
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Should it be 10 US$ or US$ 10?

Which is correct to use in a sentence, 10 US$ or US$ 10. Perhaps USD should be used instead or even something else?
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Case of USD — “United States Dollar” or “United States dollar”

What is correct, United States dollar or United States Dollar? In the examples below the emphasis is mine. Example 1 (context) The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$) ...