Your Finances by the Numbers1 = the number of times a year you should review your retirement portfolio.
5% = the maximum percentage of your take-home pay that you should owe to credit-card companies.
10% = the minimum amount of your pretax income that you should save fore retirement.
10 times your gross income = the minimum amount of life insurance you should buy.
28% = the share of your pretax monthly income that should go towards housing cost.
120 - your age = the maximum percentage of your retirement savings that should be in stocks of stock mutual funds.
Funny Tax ReturnThere was a man who made his tax returns promptly and properly only to find that he owed the IRS $3,407.00. He packaged his payment and included this letter:
Enclosed is my tax return and payment. Please take note of the attached article from the USA Today newspaper. In the article, you will see that the Pentagon is paying $171.50 for hammers & NASA has paid $600.00 for a toilet seat.
Please fine enclosed 4 toilet seats (value $2400) & 6 hammers (value $1029). This brings my total payment to $3,429.00. Please note the overpayment of $22 and apply it to he Presidential Election Fund as noted on my tax return. Might I suggest you then send the above mentioned fund a 1.5 inch screw (see attached article-HUD paid $22 for a 1.5 inch Phillips Head Screw).
It has been my pleasure to pay my tax bill this year and look forward to paying it again next year. I have just read an article about the Pentagon & "screwdrivers".
Disgruntled Tax Payer
What comes after the Byte ? 1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
What comes after the kilobyte ? 1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
What comes after the Megabyte ? 1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
What comes after the Gigabytes ? 1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
What comes after the Terabytes? 1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
What comes after the Petabytes ? 1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte
What comes after the Exabyte ? 1024 Exabyte = 1 Zettabyte
What comes after the Zettabyte ? 1024 Zettabyte = 1 Yottabyte
What Comes After A Trillion?Million = 10^6 - 1,000,000
Billion = 10^9 - 1,000,000,000
Trillion = 10^12 - 1,000,000,000,000
Quadrillion = 10^15 - 1,000,000,000,000,000
Quintillion = 10^18 - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
Sextillion = 10^21 - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Septillion = 10^24 - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Octillion = 10^27 - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Nonillion = 10^30 - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Decillion = 10^33 - 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A Taxing WorkloadAmericans worked an average 116 days last year to pay their taxes, with federal taxes accounting for 77 days and state/local taxes, 39 days.
How does this measure up against your other major expenses?
Housing and household operation: 62 days
Health and medical care: 52 days
Food: 30 days
Transportation: 30 days
Recreation: 22 days
Clothing and accessories: 14 days
All other: 30 days