Since I am no economist, and the very thought of finance causes my eyes to glaze over, I often go to the most capable financial analyst I have ever met.
He also happens to sit across from me at the dinner table each night.
So, when the conversation came to the deficit, the stimilus package, and how much money we really need to stimulate this terrifying economy, I asked my husband what a trillion really was.
Recognizing that his wife's mathematic comfort zone does not go beyond counting the metric verse in a line of poetry, he put it to me like this:
Let's pretend we all live at the time of Jesus Christ. If at that time, we put aside one million dollars a day.....we still wouldn't have a trillion dollars in savings by the time we reached today's date.
But I probably would have a deck.
I'm 32, a dad, and I am not a douchebag...
6 years ago