A new currency movement has spread over Cardiff in which a community group exchanges products and services for their personalized monopoly money called Taffs.
The Cardiff Taff scheme, which holds more than 100 members, has driven the incentive to use colored tokens for cash. The Taffs are handed out according to how much each member has done during the month and are calculated on the hours of work completed or the materials they use for certain products.
The beauty of using the Taff tokens is they don't go up and down in value and do not tally up any debt. It's a safe and easy money market protecting those who are not great at managing their accounts and removing any panic over interest percentages.
For one Taff you could get yourself a cup of tea or 6oz of porridge, or if you want to push the boat out, for one and a half Taffs you could enjoy a pot of pear and walnut chutney!
Cardiffian supports the scheme's community spirit and looks forward to this small-scale currency community spreading their spirit to the markets of Riverside and Splott, but we wonder how much walnut chutney you could get for an Ely?