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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 - 11:01am

Infographic: U.S. Government "Missing" Over $12 Trillion

Looking at the U.S. Government's own records, over $12.4 trillion has gone "missing," according to Masters-In-Accounting.org. That's over 70% of our $17T national debt.

For the millions of American's who go through the stress and belt-tightening each year of preparing & paying their taxes, it begs the question Why bother? if the money is just going to be lost through mismanagement and/or fraud:

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 - 8:24am

Lessons from the Millionaire Next Door

In 1996, two researchers published The Millio

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Frugal Living

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Resiliency is about being able to do well (or "well enough") with the resources that are available to us.  Frugality is about creatively finding ways to get our needs met while using available resources as sparingly as possible.