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$100 Reader Giveaway and Predictions for the New Year

1 Jan

fiscal cliff ahead

We’ve had a few rough financial years as a country lately. Total economic collapse, high unemployment, the housing bubble, and the massive national debt have all overshadowed the last half decade. But it’s a new year now, will things turn around? Is our country’s future bright? And how should we plan our individual financial decisions [...]

What Exactly Could 16 Trillion Dollars Do?

12 Sep

trillions of dollars

As you may have heard, last week the United States national debt broke the 16 trillion dollar mark. That, to put it lightly, is a lot of money. As I was thinking about that number, I realized that most people, including myself, have no real sense of just how much money that is. So I [...]