Free Money Photos for Personal Finance Articles

Money is a great subject for photography. It doesn’t talk, it doesn’t move, and when the shoot is over you can use it to buy a latte. And there is nothing better than getting photos of money without having to pay any!

We grabbed our newest free money photos from our money collection and put them here so you can pick and choose any of them to use on your website or blog free of charge. Just be sure to include an attribution link back to our site as part of the image licensing terms.

Wallet with one dollar bills

Wallet with one dollar bills
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This photo of two one dollar bills sticking out of a leather wallet is a great photo to illustrate being broke, having limited funds, being short on cash, or just needing more money.

Keywords: broke, poor, cash, wallet, dollars, currency

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Messy stack of dollar bills

Messy stack of dollar bills
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This close up photo of a messy stack of slightly wrinkled one dollar bills can be used to convey any financial idea like a tight budget, personal savings, saving for college, and more.

Keywords: dollar bills, stack of cash, currency, close up

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Dollar bills with contrast

Dollar bills with contrast
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Similar to the last photo, this one uses more contrast in the shadows and includes the weathered wood plank background. Topic ideas may include personal finance, savings, debt, loans, or retirement.

Keywords: dollar bills, stack of cash, wood, savings

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Investment growth

Investment growth
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This free photo of increasing stacks of coins (U.S. quarters) is a great image to illustrate investment growth, savings, compound interest, and retirement accounts like a 401k or pension.

Keywords: coins, stacks of coins, retirement, 401k, investment growth

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Roll of twenties on wood

Roll of twenties on wood
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This image of a large roll of twenty dollar bills was shot on a weathered wood background and desaturated for a bit of a vintage look. Money rolls indicate personal wealth, high level of savings, or moving investments out of equities and into cash.

Keywords: cash roll, money roll, wealth, savings

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Dollar bills fanned on old wood

Dollar bills fanned on old wood
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This photo of a bunch of dollar bills fanned out on old boards works well for any money topic including paying bills, budgeting, saving for retirement, and being frugal.

Keywords: dollar bills, savings, money, currency

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Tumbled stack of quarters

Tumbled stack of quarters
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This is a great close up detail shot of a row of fallen quarters with soft natural backlighting. As with most of our images, it could be used to embellish any article about personal finance and saving money.

Keywords: quarters, coins, currency, finance

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Dollars stacked on wood

Dollars stacked  on wood
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Another angle of our messy pile of dollar bills on our favorite wood background. Dark shadows contrast with the dollar bill faces and make for a nice image.

Keywords: dollars, currency, stack of cash, money

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Roll of cash on cash

Roll of cash on cash
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If you just can't get enough cash, this image is for you. A large roll of twenty dollar bills sits on top of randomly scattered bills and makes for a great image to illustrate, you guessed it, cash!

Keywords: cash, money, roll, currency

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Tilt view stacks of coins

Tilt view stacks of coins
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Similar to the first coin stack image, this image uses a slightly different camera angle to show more coin face detail and less of the nature bokeh background. That's my backyard on a sunny morning, by the way :)

Keywords: stacks of coins, wood, bokeh

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Forty bucks to spend

Forty bucks to spend
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This is an image of two twenty dollar bills with nice side lighting creating moody soft shadows. A slight curve in the bills creates a sense of depth and this is one of my personal favorites.

Keywords: twenty dollar bills, wood, cash, money

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Crooked George

Crooked George
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Using our beat up dollar bills, we turned the camera and caught George Washington with a pretty serious look on his face. This free money photo would be the perfect accent to any article about money.

Keywords: dollar bill, George Washington, currency, money

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Coins stacked plus three

Coins stacked plus three
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Using the same wood planks and blurred nature background, these stacks of quarters might be enough to buy a burger but are better off illustrating your best article about saving for retirement or investment growth.

Keywords: stacks of coins, quarters, investment growth, savings

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Twenty plus change

Twenty plus change
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This image of a twenty dollar bill and assorted coins uses a vintage filter to give it a less contrasty look. It would look great in an article about saving for college, cutting expenses, or investing.

Keywords: twenty dollar bill, wood, change, coins, currency

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Fanned bills up close

Fanned bills up close
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If money could talk, the stories these bills would have. This is a close up shot of some worn dollar bills fanned out on a weathered wood background.

Keywords: dollar bills, worn dollars, old money

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

Stack of dollar bills

Stack of dollar bills
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A heaping stack of one dollar bills might indicate a trip to the strip club, but in this case it's just a nice free photo to use on your website or blog.

Keywords: stack of money, dollar bills, wrinkled currency

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Free for personal or commercial use with attribution link to this page, to QuoteInspector.com, or to the free money and finance images collection.

That wraps up this post on some of our best free money images that you can use on your own websites or blogs. Just remember to include a link back to our site somewhere on the page where you use the image. And someday if we make a little money and can afford to get some larger bills to take photos of, we will post a new set of free images! :)

And be sure to bookmark our main free money images page because that’s where we post new photos. There are also additional images available from this photo shoot that we did not post on this page.

One last tip if you ever want to take your own photos of money. Adobe Photoshop occasionally prevents you from opening and editing images of money (for obvious reasons), and the workaround is to first open the image in Adobe Illustrator and save it out as an AI file. Then open the AI file in Photoshop and voila!

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