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29th Dec '15 6:06:10 PM jormis29
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* ''{{Spinnerette}}'' has a time-traveling Creator/BenjaminFranklin use this as a means of obtaining start-up capital for the modern-day superhero support organization he runs in the present day. Interesting, its stated that the money wasn't ''that'' much, only enough to get things started, and most money comes from merchandizing deals.
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* ''{{Spinnerette}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' has a time-traveling Creator/BenjaminFranklin use this as a means of obtaining start-up capital for the modern-day superhero support organization he runs in the present day. Interesting, its stated that the money wasn't ''that'' much, only enough to get things started, and most money comes from merchandizing deals.
12th Nov '15 3:02:54 AM pittsburghmuggle
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** Paying for a meal at Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse is made easy this way:
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** Paying for a meal at Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse "Millyways", Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse, is made easy this way:

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** Paying for a meal at Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse is made easy Of course this way:has some interesting FridgeLogic because what do the people who were born within a few hundred years of the end of the universe do to pay for their meal?
11th Nov '15 6:09:30 PM Doug86
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* CliffordSimak's ''Why Call them Back From Heaven?'' is a variation: "Give us all your money, and we'll resurrect you in distant future when we'll invent time-travelling". [[spoiler:That means "never", because time-travelling is proved impossible.]]
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* CliffordSimak's Creator/CliffordSimak's ''Why Call them Back From Heaven?'' is a variation: "Give us all your money, and we'll resurrect you in distant future when we'll invent time-travelling". [[spoiler:That means "never", because time-travelling is proved impossible.]]
23rd Oct '15 4:14:36 PM nombretomado
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* A strange case of banking and time travel is possible in ''TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Link has the ability to rewind time 72 hours before a certain point in-game time, and predictably, when he rewinds time he loses all of the money he accumulated during that 3-day period. Fortunately for Link, the hub city's bank is apparently temporally insured, since the banker stamps Link's account balance on his head, and this stamp never fades or disappears with the rewinding of time. Realistically, this should mean the complete destabilization of the city's economy, since the money deposited at the end of the 3-day cycle technically does not exist at the beginning of the cycle, but most people are probably more worried about the moon falling out of orbit than they are about time-travel based banking scams.
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* A strange case of banking and time travel is possible in ''TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Link has the ability to rewind time 72 hours before a certain point in-game time, and predictably, when he rewinds time he loses all of the money he accumulated during that 3-day period. Fortunately for Link, the hub city's bank is apparently temporally insured, since the banker stamps Link's account balance on his head, and this stamp never fades or disappears with the rewinding of time. Realistically, this should mean the complete destabilization of the city's economy, since the money deposited at the end of the 3-day cycle technically does not exist at the beginning of the cycle, but most people are probably more worried about the moon falling out of orbit than they are about time-travel based banking scams.
21st Oct '15 4:24:43 PM nombretomado
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* A {{Disney}} comic had the Beagle Brothers (and their mom) travel back in time to take advantage of how much cheaper everything was then... and paying with present-day money. Naturally they get caught and accused of forgery, as all their bills have wrong yearmarks.
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* A {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} comic had the Beagle Brothers (and their mom) travel back in time to take advantage of how much cheaper everything was then... and paying with present-day money. Naturally they get caught and accused of forgery, as all their bills have wrong yearmarks.
4th Oct '15 7:43:40 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed briefly in an episode of ''BeingHuman'' when VegetarianVampire Hal reveals that he has little to no money Tom asks why he didn't just get a bank account, because being immortal and everything even if there had been periods of massive inflation or something then he'd still have a small fortune.
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* Discussed briefly in an episode of ''BeingHuman'' ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' when VegetarianVampire Hal reveals that he has little to no money Tom asks why he didn't just get a bank account, because being immortal and everything even if there had been periods of massive inflation or something then he'd still have a small fortune.
3rd Oct '15 7:21:06 PM nombretomado
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* It's possible to pull this trick off in ''AnimalCrossing.'' Deposit a reasonable sum of Bells in the bank. "Time travel" by setting the system's clock as far forward as it will go. Go to bank and check sum. Profit! Then you can travel back in time and safely keep your vast fortune. The downside? Your town will become a depopulated, weed-ridden wasteland, of course.
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* It's possible to pull this trick off in ''AnimalCrossing.''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing.'' Deposit a reasonable sum of Bells in the bank. "Time travel" by setting the system's clock as far forward as it will go. Go to bank and check sum. Profit! Then you can travel back in time and safely keep your vast fortune. The downside? Your town will become a depopulated, weed-ridden wasteland, of course.
22nd Aug '15 11:06:58 AM Bissek
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* In Creator/TomHolt's ''Literature/FlyingDutch'', the legendary Flying Dutchman had a life insurance policy which still paid off several centuries later-so much so that to cash it in would bankrupt the entire world economy (The insurance company figured that since most people in that era died before seeing 60, offering 50% compound interest for every year someone lives past 84 would cost them nothing. Then Vanderdecker ended up living to be more than 500).
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* In Creator/TomHolt's ''Literature/FlyingDutch'', the legendary Flying Dutchman had a life insurance policy which still paid off several centuries later-so much so that to cash it in would bankrupt the entire world economy (The insurance company figured that since most people in that era died before seeing 60, offering 50% compound interest for every year someone lives past 84 75 would cost them nothing. Then Vanderdecker ended up living to be more than 500).
21st Jun '15 7:51:50 PM kome360
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* The American Dream Film - Pile wonders if having more money means that you can be immune to all the taxation-fueled propaganda that Hartman has been feeding him. Hartman thoroughly crushes this theory by testing it out with this trope, using Michael J. Fox's time machine to buy an entire house in 1955 and then sell it for millions in the future - only for taxes AND ''the taxation on taxes'' to manifest in the form of IRS agents screaming "grab grab grab", leaving them with technically (after inflation) less money than what they used to buy the house.
10th Jun '15 9:44:04 AM erforce
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* A scene in ''Film/BackToTheFuture II'' strongly implies [[TheProfessor Doc Brown]] engages in this. Marty needs some money from the timeline they're in, and Doc opens a briefcase with neatly arranged stacks of bills of various colors and sizes. * In ''Film/TimeChasers'' (spoofed on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''), the CorruptCorporateExecutive's wormy assistant points this out to the protagonist, who is showing off his working time machine. Of course, all our hero uses it for is taking his LoveInterest on a date to the 1950s. Note that the ''entire'' conflict of the plot is kicked off because the Hero ''needs money'' and sells his invention to a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
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* A scene in ''Film/BackToTheFuture II'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' strongly implies [[TheProfessor Doc Brown]] engages in this. Marty needs some money from the timeline they're in, and Doc opens a briefcase with neatly arranged stacks of bills of various colors and sizes. * In ''Film/TimeChasers'' (spoofed on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''), ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''), the CorruptCorporateExecutive's wormy assistant points this out to the protagonist, who is showing off his working time machine. Of course, all our hero uses it for is taking his LoveInterest on a date to the 1950s. Note that the ''entire'' conflict of the plot is kicked off because the Hero ''needs money'' and sells his invention to a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
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