How Much Is A Trillion Dollars?

So, this whole fiscal cliff conversation is talking about big numbers.  Millions, billions, even trillions.  I sure can’t imagine a trillion dollars, or even a billion dollars.   A million is as far as my mind can see.

I did a little searching to see if I could find something that would show what a trillion dollars looks like. On YouTube, I found this graphic video from While it is from 2009, and so it is talking about the 2009 bailouts, it is still good:


Wow, that is a lot of money!

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.