Happy Friday everyone and welcome to this week’s PEP edition. This week you are all in store for a little history lesson- how the $20 bill came to be. I hope you all enjoy it as well as the great reads that were found in cyberspace this week.
1. The first version of the $20 bill was released in 1862. It was in the form of a demand note that featured Lady Liberty holding a sword and shield on the front and an abstract design on the back.
2. In 1928, President Andrew Jackson first appeared on the $20 bill.
Stop Waiting for Tomorrow- Take Action Now- 4 great suggestions on how we can start being productive toward our goals. Stop procrastinating and get on it. You will thank yourself in the end. (@greenpandatreehouse)
3. In 1942, a special emergency series with brown serial numbers and HAWAII overprinted on both the front and back side were issued.
Exploring a Financial Fast- just like when we want to get our healthy eating back on track and we cut out the junk food, we need to do the same with our spending. Fasting from shopping and spending for a short time can be key to building new effective habits. (canadianfinanceblog)
4. The average circulation life of a $20 bill is 25 months before it is replaced due to wear.
How To Document Your Assets for Life Insurance Purposes-this is one of my husband and I’s winter projects so these tips will come in very helpful when we start this daunting process. (@notmadeofmoney)
Get Your Debt Under Control with These Debt Fighting Tricks- all you need is 4 simple tools in your belt and you are on your way to success. (@thedigeratilife)
5. The $20 bill in the past was referred to as a “double sawbuck” because it was twice the value of a ten dollar bill, which was named the “sawbuck” due to it’s resemblance to the Roman numeral for ten (X).
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