We've all heard the stories - how dirty money is.  Well, it's true.

Researchers at New York University found paper money to be full of germs - thousands of germs!

In fact, they pinpointed 3 thousand types of bacteria on the paper money we handle each and every day in this country.

ABC Radio News has more on the findings.

Maybe it's not such a crazy idea to carry hand sanitizer in my car after all.