The American Dream – Midweek Infographic

As Americans, we’re used to a much higher standard of living than the rest of the world. By the age of 30, many of us expect to graduate from college, buy a car, get married and then buy a house with our new bride. Everybody should strive and hopefully achieve this American Dream, but what […]

The True Cost Of Car Ownership – Midweek Infographic

Owning a vehicle should be one of your top expenditures throughout your lifetime. Typically, the only category that places ahead of autos is housing and perhaps education if you attend a high-priced private school or pursue a post-graduate education. When we think about auto expenses, we factor in the purchase price, maintenance, insurance and often […]

European Economic Crisis – Midweek Infographic

In 2008, financial institutions in the US began to drop like flies. Lehman Brothers – gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Washington Mutual – you guessed it, gone. Four years later, what condition are we now in? The US banking system has regained much of its strength as evident by the Federal Reserve’s stress tests. However, […]

Midweek Infographic – Attack Of The Debt Monkey

I previously posted about the number of Americans in debt. There are far too many people who carry over balances each month whether it be credit cards, personal loans or student loans. Not only do American citizens borrow far too much, but the government also spends at an uncontrollable rate. Today’s infographic takes a look at how […]

The State of Social Security – Midweek Infographic

In the last couple of years, several Ponzi schemes have graced the front pages of newspapers and magazines. Bernie Madoff managed to make billions disappear, a few months ago a Chicago commodities trader was convicted of the same and just two weeks ago, $200 million went missing from another firm. The state of the fudiciary […]

Student Loan Debt – Midweek Infographic

We’re all told that a college education is an invaluable commodity and a necessity in today’s world. Because of this, people are willing to pay almost anything for a degree. However, at the current cost, is it worth the value that people place on it? Bill gates didn’t graduate from college and neither did Mark […]

Should You Buy A House This Year – Midweek Infographic

In 2008, The Case-Shiller home price index reported the largest price drop in its history due to a combination of foreclosures, subprime mortgages, housing speculation, CDOs and a dozen other factors. Whether you were a home owner then, since then or you’re still renting, the diminishing housing prices have affected you in some way. The population is […]

The Rising Cost Of Health Care – Midweek Infographic

The Supreme Court came down with a landmark decision today by upholding President Obama’s health care law. It was ruled by a 5-4 majority that the penalty for not having insurance is considered a tax and therefore constitutional. How this will affect individuals, businesses and overall economic growth remains to be seen, but changes lay […]

Quantitative Easing Explained – Midweek Infographic

If you follow any financial news sources such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg, you’ve heard quantitative easing mentioned a few times.  For most people, the term may seem completely foreign.  What most people outside of the financial industry are unaware of is the enormous impact that this Federal Reserve tactic has on […]

Midweek Infographic – Facebook vs Google

A small tech company went public recently.  The news hasn’t covered it much so you may not have heard of the tiny Menlo Park firm by the name of Facebook.  Obviously, I’m being a little sarcastic here.  The onslaught of news coverage and investor interest has been tiring to say the least.  You would think […]