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64 Money Riddles With Answers

Hey there, moneybags (or maybe you’re feeling a little more “pennies in the couch” these days).

Either way, welcome!

Today, we’re taking a break from the usual budgeting tips and stock market analysis to lighten the mood with some fun money riddles!

Get ready to test your financial trivia and maybe even learn a thing or two (or four, or sixty-four) about the wonderful world of green (or blue, or red, depending on your currency).

So grab your thinking cap (because apparently, money doesn’t grow on those!), settle in, and let the riddle games begin!

Money Riddles

  1. I am not a tree, but I have leaves. I am not a person, but I have a face. What am I?

  2. Often held but never touched, always sought but rarely caught. I am more valuable than gold but cannot be bought. What am I?

  3. You can hold me in your hand, but I’m never thrown. I’m made by a government, but I’m not a phone. What am I?

  4. I travel the world but stay in the corner. I’m small and thin, but I can take you far. What am I?

  5. I am a type of a house that doesn’t have doors or windows, but money goes inside me. What am I?

  6. You need me for buying, but you’ll never see me in a store. I’m often a number, but can be more. What am I?

  7. I’m created by artists but used by bankers. I’m not a painting, yet I display many faces. What am I?

  8. You can break me without touching me, or even seeing me. I’m valuable but free. What am I?

  9. I can fly without wings, I can cry without eyes. Whenever I go, darkness follows me. What am I?

  10. I’m not alive, but I grow. I don’t have lungs, but I need air. I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

  11. I am a three letter word. Add two letters and I become shorter. What am I?

  12. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

  13. I am heavy forward, but backward I’m not. What am I?

  14. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?

  15. I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?

  16. I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

  17. Golden and grand, I’m desired worldwide, but I never move, I just sit and hide. What am I?

  18. I’m a card that isn’t for games, I hold wealth but not in frames. I’m swiped and used, never abused, a plastic means to a financial end. What am I?

  19. A symbol of value, but not made of gold, I’m often exchanged when goods are sold. What am I?

  20. Found in pockets, found in purses, I am paper that disperses. Issued by a bank, but I’m not a check, handle me too much, and I might get wrecked. What am I?

  21. Not a creature but I have a spine, stack me up, and I look fine. I’m saved or spent, there’s no in-between, I’m something that’s rarely seen. What am I?

  22. I am a small container but can hold a lot of cash, some drop me in a hurry, causing a loud smash. What am I?

  23. Folded in wallets, collected in jars, I am a reason for many wars. What am I?

  24. Older than you, yet fresh as new, I am owned by many but touched by few. What am I?

  25. I may be found in a river or mint, I glitter like gold, get saved, or get spent. What am I?

  26. I’m involved in trades, both honest and shady, I’m not a person, but I can produce a lady. What am I?

  27. I’m a small piece of paper, but my value is large, from a wallet I come, I’m as good as a charge. What am I?

  28. I’m not a tree, but I have branches worldwide, a place of transactions, with doors open wide. What am I?

  29. I’m made of metal, round and thin, I’m found in your pocket, but I’m not a pin. What am I?

  30. I’m a stash, not of drugs, but something more rich, I’m where you keep your abundance, in a ditch or a pitch. What am I?

  31. I’m not a king, but I wear a crown, I’m not a queen, but I can be round. What am I?

  32. Bright and shiny, I start new, I diminish in value, as I’m used by you. What am I?

  33. I’m a queen’s portrait, but not on a wall, found in your wallet, small and not tall. What am I?

  34. Fold me or stack me, I won’t complain, I’m not a book, but I’m read just the same. What am I?

  35. I’m a piece of paper that can make you rich, use me wisely, and fulfill your wish. What am I?

  36. In your pocket, I jingle and jangle, not a bell, but with me, you can haggle. What am I?

  37. I have a head and a tail, but no body in sight, I decide many fates, when flipped in flight. What am I?

  38. Not a bird, but I’m known to fly, in wallets and hands, I’m rather shy. What am I?

  39. I’m stored in a bank, but I’m not money, safe and secure, like honey in honeycombs. What am I?

  40. A paper gateway to goods and fun, use me right, and the deal is done. What am I?

  41. A treasurer’s delight, but not silver or gold, I’m a symbol of value, bold and old. What am I?

  42. I’m a protector of wealth, but not a lock, I keep things safe, but I’m not a rock. What am I?

  43. I’m a metal snake, in pockets I hide, I’m not a pet, but I slide and glide. What am I?

  44. I’m a savings place, but not a piggy bank, I’m a bit larger, and hold more than you think. What am I?

  45. Made of paper but not used for writing, I’m a keeper of value, for buying and delighting. What am I?

  46. I’m a collector’s dream, but not of art, I jingle in pockets, from shopping carts. What am I?

  47. I’m not a wizard, but I can multiply, in banks and markets, my numbers fly. What am I?

  48. Often rolled but never smoked, I’m a symbol of wealth, not a joke. What am I?

  49. Though I have a spine, I’m not a book, I have value only if you look. What am I?

  50. I’m not a pie, but I am sliced, in your wallet, I’m nicely spiced. What am I?

  51. Found in old jackets, in sofas, or sand, I’m often forgotten, until in your hand. What am I?

  52. I have no heart, but offer a loan, I’m not a person, I’m made of stone. What am I?

  53. I’m not a stamp, but I get mailed, I’m not a ship, but I’ve sailed. What am I?

  54. I’m a treasure for many, but not to be spent, I’m collected and traded, and often I’m lent. What am I?

  55. I’m not a plant, but I have a leaf, I’m not a thief, but I can bring grief. What am I?

  56. You can save me, but I don’t exist, I’m not a ghost, but I can persist. What am I?

  57. I’m not a ruler, but I have a lot of power, I’m not a garden, but I can flower. What am I?

  58. I’m not a bird, but I have a bill, I’m needed for trade, to buy and fulfill. What am I?

  59. I’m not a king, but I wear a crown, in your pocket, I can be found. What am I?

  60. Though I’m not a doctor, I have lots of patients, people come to me for their financial statements. What am I?

  61. I’m not a wizard, but I can disappear, in your wallet, I’m often near. What am I?

  62. I have arms but no legs, I hold wealth but not in kegs, in a corner, I can be found, keeping your money safe and sound. What am I?

  63. I’m a type of fish, but not in a stream, I’m more valuable than I seem. What am I?

  64. I’m not a tree, but I have many branches, I deal in numbers and financial chances. What am I?


  1. A banknote or bill.

  2. Financial security or wealth.

  3. A coin.

  4. A postage stamp.

  5. A piggy bank.

  6. Credit or a credit card.

  7. Currency or money.

  8. A promise or a financial agreement.

  9. Clouds or a cloud of debt.

  10. Fire or an inflationary economy.

  11. Short. (Adding ‘er’ makes it ‘shorter’.)

  12. Footsteps or debt.

  13. Ton. (Backward it’s ‘not’.)

  14. An echo or a rumor.

  15. Pencil lead or a precious metal.

  16. Fire or an inflationary economy.

  17. A gold bar or bullion.

  18. A credit card or debit card.

  19. Currency or money.

  20. A banknote or bill.

  21. A rare coin or collectible currency.

  22. A piggy bank.

  23. Money or currency.

  24. An old coin or rare banknote.

  25. Gold or a valuable coin.

  26. Money or currency.

  27. A check or banknote.

  28. A bank.

  29. A coin.

  30. A safe or a vault.

  31. A coin (referring to the ridged edge, or “crown”).

  32. A new coin or fresh banknote.

  33. A banknote with a monarch’s portrait.

  34. A banknote or bill.

  35. A lottery ticket or a valuable bond.

  36. Coins.

  37. A coin.

  38. A banknote or money.

  39. A safety deposit box or account information.

  40. A check or voucher.

  41. An old or rare coin.

  42. A safe or a safety deposit box.

  43. A chain of coins or a keychain.

  44. A savings account.

  45. A banknote or a gift card.

  46. Coins or rare coins.

  47. Investment or capital.

  48. A roll of banknotes.

  49. A checkbook or a banknote.

  50. A credit card (sliced as in swiped).

  51. Loose change or forgotten money.

  52. An ATM or a bank.

  53. A check or a money order.

  54. Collectible coins or stamps.

  55. A check (leaf of a checkbook) or a banknote.

  56. Virtual or digital currency.

  57. Money or capital.

  58. A bill (currency) or an invoice.

  59. A coin (referring to the ridged edge, or “crown”).

  60. A bank or a financial advisor.

  61. Cash or money.

  62. An ATM (Automated Teller Machine).

  63. A goldfish (gold coin).

  64. A bank (with its local branches).
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