Payday loans fit in a certain niche in personal finance, but the abuse caused by short terms and high interest rates causes a huge impact on the poor. But what about kids? Pocket Money is a lender focused on giving children small “payday” loans — even though they don’t get paychecks — and teaches them the hard, painful truths about borrowing money. (It’s not real.)
Maybe you can’t afford high-tech ASICs and video cards, or maybe you subscribe to the old-timey idea of the only work worth doing is doing with your hands, like a 49′er headed to California in the 19th century, but either way you’ve still got options — this guy shows you how to mine Bitcoin with a pencil and paper. The demonstration is most useful as a demonstration of the cryptocurrency process, but if you’ve got a lot of time, you might just end up with a bitcoin in your pocket.