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.”


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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