How Big is a Trillion?

By , Posted on Aug 27, 2009

In the U.S., one trillion is written as the number “1” followed by 12 zeros (1,000,000,000,000). One year of clock time = (60sec/min) x (60 min/hr) x (24 hr/da) x (365.25 da) = 3.16 x 107 secOne trillion seconds of ordinary clock time = ( 1012 sec)/( 3.16 x 107 sec/yr) = 31,546 years! Six...

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Dude: Think you can handle a credit card?

By , Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Debt. credit cards

Found this great quiz over at It’s a must if you’re starting out and eager to get your hands on that first credit card. Click the read more link to actually complete the quiz and get your score. So, young adult, you want to become independent? Good! You want to get a job? Good!You...

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Things You Own End Up Owning You.

By , Posted on Aug 26, 2009

My Two Dollars has an interesting post about ownership of ‘things’: The title of this post is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies – Fight Club. The quote is from Tyler Durden, (and without telling you too much in case you haven’t seen the movie) who is anti-establishment and anti-consumerism…making...

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11 Things You Can Do Today to Fall Behind Financially

By , Posted on Aug 25, 2009

Our friends over at The Simple Dollar had this great post about what not to do to fall behind financially….(and what to do as well): Financial success is something that’s built up slowly over time. It’s not something that happens in one giant rush (unless you’re very lucky) – instead, it’s the culmination of a...

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