Where's George is a website that tracks the natural geographic circulation of American paper money.
I love this site
I love this site - I currently have about 100 bills registered, just waiting for someone to notice them. Would love to figure out an easy way to mark them, so they get notice more often.
Sue, United States - 06 December 2007
All it takes...
Think of it as a way to keep tabs on your collection. All it takes is for someone to be curious enough to enter the marked bill and let you know where it is. I have over 5000 individual bills in my collection.
Frank, United States - 06 November 2004
Tracking your Georges
Where's George is one of the most amazing hobbies I have ever come across. Who would have thunk that anyone would want to watch their bill's travels? Well, Hank from MA thunk it. He came up with the design for a web site that lets you see where your paper currency goes. Now, in addition to tracking your Georges, you can track Canadian currency (Where's Willy), books (BookCrossing.com) and even physical locations on the Earth's surface (GeoCache). Thank you, Hank!
Doug, Canada - 07 September 2004
Finding out how far your buck goes
I have been using this for about 1 year now, being from Canada I use Where's Willy? (which is the sister of Where's George?). It's great, legal fun that allows you to find out how far your buck (or in Canada, your $5) goes after you spent it.
Casi, Canada - 07 September 2004
Best hobby I've ever experienced!
I love Where's George! It's a great way to learn about money and its travels, make new friends, and even learn about HTML while building your personal profile. The best part has to be getting those hit reports, though... you never know where the next bill will be reported found, nor what unusual and interesting comments the finder will leave. Where's George is truly the best Internet site and the best hobby I've ever experienced!
Charlie, United States - 07 September 2004
Where does it go?
Tracking money is a lot of fun, you get good reports on your bills and where they are. Being in Canada I use whereswilly.com and track money on 6 other sites. Where does your money go?
Gus, Canada - 07 September 2004
With no explanation
WheresGeorge is a great idea. I can't stop tracking my money, it's so exciting how a dollar bill can travel from Florida to Oregon then back to Florida with no explanation. Every bill I mark to track is like planting a seed and then years from now watching it grow when someone finds the bill... Gotta love WheresGeorge!
Michael, United States - 07 September 2004
George is the only man for me....Okay, maybe Hank....no, just George! Or Big Brown Georger....or TJ in Poke County (a Georger)........I love George! Where is he???
Sarah, United States - 07 September 2004
Free, non-fattening and legal
What more can you say about a hobby that is free, non-fattening, and legal??!? It's great that there's an alternative to high-cost hobbies, and one where the participants are so friendly & connected. Beats the heck out of watching TV or paying attention to Bush & Kerry...
Hiram Abif - Jon, United States - 07 September 2004
Often times ribald
I have been Georging for 2 1/2 years. As a retired math teacher it is a great way to spend some of my free time. Perhaps the best part is meeting new people on the site. Everyone is friendly but even more than that, helpful. Tracing the journey of a bill is always exciting and the user comments are sometimes funny and often times ribald. I've gotten replies from just down the street and as far away as Australia.
Tom in Rome, United States - 07 September 2004