The basics of manufactured spending

A while back, a colleague was asking me some questions about manufactured spending. In response, I wrote up a guide to manufactured spending. Here it is again, updated to reflect the unfortunate demise of Amazon Payments. Dollar Coins: The Original Manufactured Spending Several years ago the U.S. Mint started producing presidential dollar coins, but discovered that…

Coin: The One Card to rule them all!

Reader Anne pointed me to a story about a product called Coin a few days ago. Since then, it seems that the idea has exploded all over the internet. Haven’t heard about Coin yet? Read on. From the manufacturer: Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry.…