Check Your Dollars: You Could Have A $1 Bill Worth $10,000
North American Precis Syndicate
You may be holding a bill worth $10,000 and not even know it. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—They get shoved in pockets and run through the laundry.
Jammed in and spit out of vending machines. And grasped by many hands as they
make their way across the United
Dollar bills take a beating. In fact, the average life span for a $1 in
circulation is only 5.8 years, according to the Federal Reserve. Compare that
to a $50 bill, which circulates for 8.5 years, or the $100 bill, which hangs
around almost three times as long as the humble single.
Nevertheless, your hardworking dollars could be working even harder for
you. That’s the idea behind an online banking and investing financial
services company’s “Hardest Working Dollar” campaign. An
anonymous shopper will travel the country, spending 7,500 of the
hardest-working dollars in mom-and-pop shops, cafes, and other locations in
Once in circulation, the value of these George Washingtons could increase.
Some will be worth $100, others will be valued at $5,000 and one will be
particularly prized: It will be worth $10,000. Consumers can visit www.allyhardestworkingdollar.com
and enter the serial numbers of their singles to see if theirs is eligible to
“The Hardest Working Dollar campaign is a continuation of our
efforts to ‘Do It Right’ for our customers and all consumers by
encouraging them to think about their money differently,” explains Ally
Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Andrea Riley.
The company will also celebrate hard-at-work individuals in key markets
across the US.
Costumed George Washingtons will thank employees on their way to work, show
their appreciation for hardworking first responders, and honor dedicated
volunteers at nonprofit organizations.
Make Your Money Work for You
Ultimately, every consumer has the ability to make any $1 bill the
hardest-working dollar. A new investing product, Ally Invest, offers several
convenient online options for putting your money to work, including low-cost
trading for investors looking to trade stocks, options, bonds and ETFs
themselves, as well as managed portfolios, which are professionally designed,
continually monitored and rebalanced automatically, for those who prefer a
hands-off approach to their finances. Together, investing combined with the
bank’s great FDIC-insured savings rate is designed to help consumers
make their money work harder.
“We believe being an ally for our customers’ financial
well-being means encouraging people to focus on the products and services
that will improve their financial lives for the long run,” says Diane
Morais, president of Consumer & Commercial Banking Products at Ally Bank,
Member FDIC. “By saving at a higher rate of interest, using a cash-back
credit card and investing with affordable fees, people have the opportunity
to make their dollars work harder.”
The “Hardest Working Dollar” sweepstakes kicks off the week of
June 5 and runs through July 31.
For further information, visit www.allyhardestworkingdollar.com
and follow the hashtag #hardestworkingdollar on Twitter and Facebook.
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