U.S. Currency Bills, Bank Notes, Credentials in Finance

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2010-08-199

Fun With U.S. Currency Bills

I thought this was fun. In case these pics weren’t clear, these are $5, $10, $20 and $50 bills aligned against the buildings that are seen on each note. Quick trivia question: do you know which buildings these are?

U.S. Currency Bills
Source: Reddit

For more cool currency trivia and other fun facts about money, you can check out a couple of my old posts on the subject:

These posts have been gathering a bit of dust and could use a few visits ;-).

Your Credentials in Finance? Cool Post of the Week

Let’s move on to this post by a fellow blogger, Ron from The Wisdom Journal. It’s entitled Credentials vs Accomplishments and he writes about what makes a credible individual or even an “expert” in their field of work or interest. I have always believed that one’s track record should speak for itself. All talk, all bluster, a few titles and credentials aren’t going to impress me as much as one’s accomplishments and actual results, in black and white. Life and work are part of a marathon, where our reputations ride on how we’ve lived and worked and what we’ve accomplished in our respective fields.

What makes a personal finance blogger “believable”? The thing with personal finance is that there’s a lot of it that’s based on each person’s circumstances, where advice that’s good for you may not necessarily be good for someone else. But let’s just say I can respect different viewpoints from bloggers who’ve walked the walk and who’ve succeeded in getting further with their finances — there’s a lot of value in learning from others, regardless of their background and credentials.

In the end, I’ll tip my hat to anyone who’s managed to drown out their debt (or is working towards this goal and making progress), who’s able to build a successful business or make waves with their investments despite the slowdown in the markets and the economy. Of course, if you’re seeking advice, get it from a professional especially if what you’re dealing with is pretty complicated, but as someone who is happy with “doing my own” finances, I prefer to learn stuff on my own and implement my own plans. I can source both credentialed and accomplished people and make my own decisions.


Now on to some other fun stuff… I joined a writing project yesterday with the topic focusing on “wealth and education” that is being hosted by GoBankingRates.com. My entry is this one that asks the question Should You Invest in an Ivy League College Education?

If you’re so inclined, you can stumble my entry through this link. You can also give it a vote here on Tip’d.

Update: Voting is now closed, but you may read more about this writing project by visiting this page 🙂 .

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Ron August 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Wow, thank you for featuring my article SVB! I’m in wholehearted agreement — someone who has succeeded in an area has a lot more credibility than someone with nothing more than “book knowledge.” Book knowledge IS important since it can give you a strong foundation, but when weighing who to trust and who’s advice to take, success speaks volumes to me. The same holds true for most areas of our life — flying, having surgery, selecting a homebuilder, choosing a restaurant. Successful experience trumps about everything.

Moneyedup August 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Great stuff, interesting money photos here.

Silicon Valley Blogger August 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Your post is awesome. You gave the perfect rebuttal to that certain pf blogger’s arguments about the pf blogosphere. He, of course, asked some compelling questions about the people behind these financial sites we run, wondering if we’re all fit to discuss finance. Some people may not realize that blogs are made and written for many reasons, and for many of us, we’re out here to learn from each other, discuss matters and not just to dish out advice (which is just one of a blog’s benefits).

Thanks for your great article!

Kosmo @ The Soap Boxers August 20, 2010 at 5:51 am

I got 3 of the 4 bills right. I was on the right track on the $10 bill, but guessed a related building. Yes, I feel bad for getting it wrong 🙂

Ashley August 20, 2010 at 10:45 am

Those are such neat pictures! What a fun idea!

WWE @ The wrestling videos August 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

lol 🙂 that’s just so fun 🙂 I have to try it some time, thank you for the good post 🙂

Ken August 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

haha , nice pics, I think I’ve seen them before, but still funny.

Matthew August 22, 2010 at 4:53 am

Love the picture, I’d love to go to America and do that.

Pete @ Transfer Money Abroad February 7, 2011 at 7:35 am

The dollar bill image is probably the best thing I’ve seen or heard all day. Argh.

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