Finance

10 richest people of all time and how they made their fortunes
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A very cool look at the top 10 richest people of all time and what they did to make their money. Some of the people on the list will surprise you.

Visualizing one trillion dollars
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Amazing how large one trillion dollars actually is.

10 skills you need to succeed at almost anything
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A great list of skills (and tips on how to use those skills) to be successful in life. These are applicable in helping nearly anyone who wants to succeed.

Miami banker gives $60 million of his own money to employees
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A really amazing story of a guy who gave $60,000,000 back to his employees (and even former employeees) as a way of saying thank you for the work over the years. Keep in mind, he could have easily pocketed that money and gone on with his life.

Woman pays off $14,330 of debt in 20 months
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Great story about how one of Consumerist’s readers managed to pay off over $14,000 in debt in just a little over a year-and-a-half.

Bank of America bans customer for life
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This is a crazy story how a guy named Jesse was banned from Bank of America for life. He opened a new account and when he went to check because he hadn’t heard anything from the bank in a while, he found out that they had opened two accounts for him. What’s crazy is that he was then told that he could not be a customer of Bank of America… ever.