Rolls Royce Rings, Gold Teeth, And Other Financial Investments


Dan Lebo works in Chicago’s rough West side helping run the family business – a pawn shop.

From women seeking cash for their kids’ school supplies to sons pawning valuables stolen from fathers, day after day Lebo experiences a unique window into people’s lives – all over the exchange of money.

A version of this story aired on This American Life as part of the episode “Getting and Spending.”

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Posted on May 3, 2012, in Stories of Five Dollars and Other Amounts of Money. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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