Welcome to the website for Bay Bucks and home of the Traverse Area Community Currency Corporation.
Where to get Bay Bucks?
Oryana Natural Foods Market always has a good supply and will exchange your federal dollars for Bay Bucks, or just ask for your change in Bay Bucks.
The continued success of Bay Bucks makes them valuable collector items - Buy a set now
Who takes Bay Bucks?
Check the directory for a listing of Bay Bucks members.
The more we use them, the more local wealth we create. It's our own stimulus program.
Help us take Bay Bucks to the next level.
A Warm Welcome to our Newest Members:
From CNN Money, January 27, 2012:
"Local currencies: In the U.S. we don't trust"
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It may seem like Monopoly money to outsiders, but a growing number of communities across the U.S. are using homegrown local currencies to stimulate their economies and protect themselves from the nation's broader economic woes. Read more
"Funny money? 11 local currencies"
CNN Money highlights 11 currency from around the country. Read more
Bay Tender: Bucking the Trend with Local Currency
Grand Traverse Insider Dec. 11, 2011
NORTHERN MICHIGAN – What’s a dollar worth these days? Who says so? What is backing its worth? These are questions that are cause for concern, not just here in the U.S., but worldwide, as currencies that once were considered stable are finding their value decreasing on the global market. Read more
From the radio show
"to the best of our KNOWLEDGE"
Other Money -- Have you ever thought about money? Now, of course you have. Talking about money permeates our existence. But what if there wasn’t any money? What would you do? Listen to the show