If you were looking for an excuse to splurge and finally get the item that’s been on your wish list, congratulations — today is National Dollar Day! Commemorating the day the United States Congress established the monetary system in 1786, National Dollar Day is held every August 8. The first American dollar bill was printed in 1862, but it didn’t feature George Washington’s signature stare — instead, the original greenbacks were printed with the face of Salmon Chase, President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury. Seven years later in 1869 the dollars was redesigned to feature America’s first president, giving big spenders guilt trips for more than 150 years.
“Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: Never forget rule number one.” —
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway