explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
- Losing money compared to what? Even if inflation is 3%, getting 2% interest in a bank is better than getting 0% interest under your mattress... 220.127.116.11 14:09, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
- An alternative to investing in a bank account is to do with your money what the bank intends to do with your money, which is to loan it to other people at a higher interest rate, higher than the rate of inflation. Of course, some fraction of these loans will never be repaid, and you can't simply withdraw your money whenever you feel like it, so this type of scheme works better if you have tons of money to begin with-- more than just a thousand dollars seed money.18.104.22.168 14:39, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
- I see! So in order to avoid having to use a bank, you should... become a bank! ...oh.--22.214.171.124 20:42, 2 May 2013 (UTC)