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17th Apr '16 2:55:16 PM MitchellTF
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** Which was also part of his lesser plan to prove to his father that he was a "self-made man".

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** Which was also part of his lesser plan to prove to his father that he was a "self-made man". His father called BS on this.
15th Apr '16 3:49:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''TheForeverWar'', and hard. The soldiers get quadruple pay for being away in space in a combat zone for the equivalent of twenty years. But by the time the soldiers get back to Earth from their first tour of duty, their money is worthless due to hyperinflation and chronic shortages caused by the war and a world-wide famine. And the size of their compounded pay puts them in a 92% tax bracket. [[spoiler: At the end of the novel, most other humans are clones who do not use money, so all of their combat pay is worthless. At one point, William, the narrator, buys a hugely expensive bottle of ancient French brandy to share with his officers, reasoning that investing the money was the alternative. [[note]]Elsewhere, there are still colonies where people are normal, and presumably still use money.[[/note]]]]

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* Subverted in ''TheForeverWar'', ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', and hard. The soldiers get quadruple pay for being away in space in a combat zone for the equivalent of twenty years. But by the time the soldiers get back to Earth from their first tour of duty, their money is worthless due to hyperinflation and chronic shortages caused by the war and a world-wide famine. And the size of their compounded pay puts them in a 92% tax bracket. [[spoiler: At the end of the novel, most other humans are clones who do not use money, so all of their combat pay is worthless. At one point, William, the narrator, buys a hugely expensive bottle of ancient French brandy to share with his officers, reasoning that investing the money was the alternative. [[note]]Elsewhere, there are still colonies where people are normal, and presumably still use money.[[/note]]]]
11th Apr '16 9:24:36 AM ObsidianFire
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And of course, if any of these tactics are indeed possible, [[GenreSavvy you probably won't be the only one to notice this]]. Hordes of time-travelers attempting to manipulate currency is sure to result in the eventual destruction of the economy. Time-travel responsibly, folks.

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And of course, if any of these tactics are indeed possible, [[GenreSavvy you probably won't be the only one to notice this]].this. Hordes of time-travelers attempting to manipulate currency is sure to result in the eventual destruction of the economy. Time-travel responsibly, folks.
19th Feb '16 1:51:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* Used by the Victorian-era villains in the [=CBBC=] series ''The Ghost Hunter'', once TimeTravel was introduced as a plot point.
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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** Of course this 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.
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