How to deal with money like a German | Meet the Germans

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While other European countries make the transition to cashless societies, Germany still has a stubborn affection for a pocket full of loose change. Rachel Stewart investigates the very specific German attitude to money.
Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves.
Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on PLstore or at
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  • Alexander Yang

    Alexander Yang

    15 godzin temu

    Well, honestly, "pinkepinke" has bothered me a lot. 'cause it's SOOOO MUUUUCH small coins that could be used no where!!!!!!

  • Erika KS

    Erika KS

    22 godzin temu

    Geld, Kohle or Pinkepinke, however you slice it, it's still bread

  • F Sch

    F Sch

    Dzień temu

    Guess need to stop watching your videos when you got so much dough XD

  • mehmet geyik

    mehmet geyik

    2 dni temu

    As a tourist, i spent 2 days in berlin and every shop and restaurants received credit card, when i saw this video, i am surprised alittle bit honestly and think that maybe berlin doesnt belong to germany😝

  • ImParanoid


    3 dni temu

    Love your sunglass 😅

  • slangnocturno


    7 dni temu

    Germans are tight like prison booty 😂

  • Gaurang Tailor

    Gaurang Tailor

    8 dni temu

    look like Germans are same as Indian

  • Lederam Lustig

    Lederam Lustig

    8 dni temu

    Einziges Mal, an dem das Wort „Pinkepinke“ benutzt wurde war in dem Lied „Wer soll das bezahlen“ von Jupp Schmitz..
    Wer soll das bezahlen, wer hat das bestellt?
    Wer hat so viel Pinke-Pinke, wer soll das bezahlen?

  • Grace


    9 dni temu

    I'm 19 years old, a German native. I own a debit and a credit card. I used my debit card 2 times in 2019 and my credit card 1 time (for purchasing concert tickets on a UK website)
    I don't like it if I can't see how much money I already spent so I stick to cash 😂

  • Mis7erSeven


    12 dni temu

    Geld, Kohle, Zaster, Knete, Mause, Moneten, Schotter, Kies, Asche, Pinke, Patte, Moos...

    Why there are so many german slang words for money? O.o

  • Rajesh Upadhyay

    Rajesh Upadhyay

    13 dni temu

    Finances are a matter of be dealt.
    If a pocket exist in World-Bank then the RISK-MANAGER must have had some fill it with valuables.......
    I know........wait wait wait i have to plan out CASH FLOW ON a large Account......on a monthly dividend.....for EDUCATION FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE.....
    I have worked on it ..........

  • Rajesh Upadhyay

    Rajesh Upadhyay

    13 dni temu

    Its Gold Coins....not ordinary steeeeel coins......understooood

  • Tim Lied

    Tim Lied

    14 dni temu

    Recorded in the beautiful city of Bonn :) Has the money been picked up after the recording?

  • Cris Yorke

    Cris Yorke

    17 dni temu

    She looks and sounds like a socialist.

  • Gravity


    18 dni temu

    Wie kann man das Wort Pinkepinke nicht kennen? Wo lebt ihr...

  • ditto ._.

    ditto ._.

    18 dni temu

    where the fuc did you find pinkepinke

  • dat boi

    dat boi

    18 dni temu

    I have a better feeling of how much I'm spending when paying in cash so I prefer it over card payment
    also I'm pretty sure there are mainly Germans watching this

  • Balaji Rajagopalan

    Balaji Rajagopalan

    19 dni temu

    I love her humour.

  • 424Star


    20 dni temu

    Bis zu 20 € zahle ich auch lieber bar, weil ich da einen besseren Überblick habe. Außerdem mag ich es immer noch, mein Restgeld ins Sparschwein zu tun und damit alle paar Monate zur Bank zu gehen oder mir von dem Geparten etwas zu gönnen.

  • Now & Eternity

    Now & Eternity

    21 dzień temu

    Smart Germans, for knowing that privacy is far more valuable than convenience !

  • MrDraacon


    21 dzień temu

    2:45 When you're on a date, talking about the price of vegetables 😂

  • Pinky


    21 dzień temu

    I think Pinkepinke is exclusively a term from Berlin.

  • Abalada


    23 dni temu

    German impact on cash and cashless:
    In the 16th century "Guldengroschen" - a silver coin - minted in Joachimsthal were nicknamed "Thaler". Under this name it became the most common silver coin in Europe for four hundred years. And the name was adopted in many languages, e.g. in English as Dollar.

    The chip card or smart card was invented 1967 in Germany.

  • Annabell Schmidt

    Annabell Schmidt

    25 dni temu

    what? pinkepinke? nobody says that haha

  • clark kent

    clark kent

    27 dni temu


  • -Jupiter -

    -Jupiter -

    27 dni temu

    Pinkepinke is my homie now.

  • ShadowMind Lp

    ShadowMind Lp

    Miesiąc temu

    dept and guilt are actually not the same. Talking of dept, you translate it always into the plural form of guilt (Schuld) translated into "Schulden". Nobody in germany connects these words in his mind and the only thing that connects them is the origin where the german word for dept comes from.

  • Vorname Nachname

    Vorname Nachname

    Miesiąc temu

    debt and guilty is not the same word in other countries? just recognized it the first time ...
    strange ...

  • Vorname Nachname

    Vorname Nachname

    Miesiąc temu

    only cash is truthful

  • Regan Donohue

    Regan Donohue

    Miesiąc temu

    It amazes me how much us Singaporeans and Germans have in common. Both practical, both very much love a deal, both love complaining about the weather... 😂

  • TheOnlyNemoron


    Miesiąc temu

    I personally prefer cash because you get a better feel of how much you are spending.

  • Tom Deut

    Tom Deut

    Miesiąc temu

    Wer soll das bezahlen? Wer hat soviel Pinkepinke?

  • Dowlphwin


    Miesiąc temu

    What I would actually like to see is what the Netherlands did - don't make 99er prices and such. It leads to tons of small coin, more effort at the checkout, and to further extend the madness, a local supermarket has now put up a small coin exchange machine where you get a coupon that you can use at the checkout including getting it paid out. Oh and they also offer cash payout service there at the checkout now, like an ATM, as if the queues weren't long enough already. Strangely, there just putting up a machine was not their choice.
    And then you have even more pressure towards checkout machines to destroy even more jobs. The shituation is escalating. This is all concerted to push people towards compliance with cashless.

  • I l

    I l

    Miesiąc temu

    As if there was no state-surveillance in merica lol

    • I l

      I l

      Miesiąc temu

      or in +- every state

  • Pino Janik

    Pino Janik

    Miesiąc temu

    Warum redet hier jeder Englisch, obwohl hier in den Kommentaren fast eh jeder deutsch spricht 😂

  • Mr_CrocK


    Miesiąc temu

    My biggest problem with electronic payments is that you easily loose tryk of how much you are spending... 100€ on a credit card.. Eh Whatever... 100 cash€ and you have to see all that money leave your purse.

  • Hendrik S.

    Hendrik S.

    Miesiąc temu

    As a german it seems pretty astounding that not all people handle their money this way. It is common sense to not spend more than you have or not?

  • Juana Miguel

    Juana Miguel

    Miesiąc temu

    Things are revolving, I believe cards, digital currencies will be widely accepted very soon.

    • Oliver Spencer

      Oliver Spencer

      Miesiąc temu

      Would definitely contact him to see for myself

    • Elton Jonathan

      Elton Jonathan

      Miesiąc temu

      Am glad to see more beneficiaries of mr briggs. He has cleared my doubts with several profit withdrawals.

    • Sandra Dunn

      Sandra Dunn

      Miesiąc temu

      @allen rick consult Mr Stephan via "stephanbriggs54(a)gmailcom" his consistency in making profits speaks much of his expertise

    • allen rick

      allen rick

      Miesiąc temu

      Please how can i contact him, i find it hard making profits, I really need assistance.

    • Andy Halliday

      Andy Halliday

      Miesiąc temu

      Bitcoin can serves as a source of income but people are ignorant to know, bitcoin is bae

  • K C

    K C

    Miesiąc temu

    Austrians say "Sparschwein" for someone who's a bit tight! Not as pleasant as Sparfuchs!

  • Serujio Raiton

    Serujio Raiton

    Miesiąc temu


  • Lena Dhonau

    Lena Dhonau

    Miesiąc temu

    I think we germans are really good "Schnäppchenjäger". It means that we always look for the cheapest and word by word it says sales hunter.

  • peshehodetz08


    Miesiąc temu

    There is a guy who used to say:
    "Debt is dumb, cash is king, and the paid-off home mortgage has taken the place of the BMW as the status symbol of choice."
    which is very true, btw.

  • Raphieaner


    Miesiąc temu

    I never heard the word pinkepinke

  • Flavius Belisarius

    Flavius Belisarius

    Miesiąc temu

    3:24 if I had to guess that's probably more to do with debtors prisons than anything else

  • Giulio Gemino

    Giulio Gemino

    Miesiąc temu

    Germas are rich, average german economy is rich, because their banker and their politicians are "poor", and their intermediary, brokers are more or less nonexistent in ruling the most of commerce dynamics...
    Their ruling class is under a constant social pressure, and selection, so, little bribery suspects and reputation are fatal on career and this is definitely good to common people wallet.
    You know, they do the holocaust so middlemen, lawyers and marketers are definitely discouraged to steal too much money from deals and transactions.
    They definitely reject that kind of intermediate redundant system.

  • James Richardson

    James Richardson

    Miesiąc temu

    How to deal with money like a German: give it to a greek.

  • Dilipsinh Chand

    Dilipsinh Chand

    Miesiąc temu

    Baby . ..just say that germans are misers even though they have they won't pay....penny pinchers

  • huswsimonbla


    Miesiąc temu

    How can you talk about vegetable kilo prices when on a date with a stunning woman like Rachel?

  • Xagres


    Miesiąc temu

    Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt, ist des Talers nicht wert!!

  • Craiz


    Miesiąc temu

    By using cash you also have a better overlook of your spendings.

  • jeff


    Miesiąc temu

    The euro is almost the same as the dollar your money is weak

    • Fabian R

      Fabian R

      Miesiąc temu

      Which is pretty good for us 🤩

  • T G

    T G

    Miesiąc temu

    Oh Bonn!

  • jay dani

    jay dani

    Miesiąc temu

    Here in India more and more transactions r becoming online i personally prefer that to cash.

  • Martin Kralik

    Martin Kralik

    Miesiąc temu

    My parents got married in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. Back then, the government would offer young families *zero-interest* instalments on household goods like washing machine, fridge etc. So did they purchase things on instalment?... No Way!! "I don't have the cash = I'm not gonna buy anything." End of discussion.

  • Two Nerds In Canada

    Two Nerds In Canada

    2 miesięcy temu

    No wonder Germans don't like debt.. last time Germany was in huge debt, it caused a guy with a funny mustache to get in charge and the whole of Europe had to pay for it. :D

  • Magic Friday

    Magic Friday

    2 miesięcy temu

    This is a short list of German words which can be used to refer to money. I wrote the English translation behind them.
    Kohle(n) - coal
    Asche - ash
    Kröten - paddocks
    Moneten - from Latin "moneta = money", in Italian it means "coin" and also English "money" is related to this one
    Mäuse - mice
    Moos - moss
    Piepen - beeps (??)
    Schotter - gravel
    Kies - also gravel but finer
    Öcken - ???
    Knete - plasticine
    Zaster - this means actually money
    I'm sure there are a lot more...

  • Magic Friday

    Magic Friday

    2 miesięcy temu

    Well, it is indeed true that the German word for "debt" is the same as for "guilt", but just as a side note, when it is used in the singular "Schuld" then it means guilt, whereas in the plural "Schulden" it means debt.
    By the way, the English "debt" is related to the adjective "due" which derives from latin "debere" which means "to have to / must" but also "to owe money".

  • Rainer-JGS


    2 miesięcy temu

    Sind eigentlich alle Engländer dermaßen eingebildet und hochnäsig?
    Fragt sich beim anschauen dieses Video-Filmchens der Rainer-JGS,de,
    der schon im Kindergarten die alte Lebensweisheit
    "Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall!" gelernt hat!

  • WilliamParadise


    2 miesięcy temu

    Rachel Stewart: *GELD ........PINKEPINKE*

  • Secret Guy

    Secret Guy

    2 miesięcy temu

    I like her coat.