TRULIA’S RENT VS. BUY INDEX

November 10, 2013

“Choosing to buy a home or continue to rent is a highly personal financial and life decision that many people are grappling with right now,” said Pete Flint, CEO and co-founder of Trulia. “In the wake of the foreclosure crisis and ongoing struggles in the industry, we created the Rent vs. Buy Index to provide […]

Battle of the sexes: Who spends more, men or women?

Battle of the sexes: Who spends more, men or women?

September 6, 2013

Men earn more than women on average, but does that mean they spend more? According to our data, which comes from the U.S. government, from anonymous and aggregated spending transactions from Citi, and third party data providers, men spend more than women on just about everything, including dining out, travel and electronics. But there are […]

The Cost of Raising a Child

The Cost of Raising a Child

August 19, 2013

It’s no secret that raising a child is expensive. This infographic tells us just how expensive. It even breaks down the cost of moving to a house with one additional bedroom (including the added cost of utilities for that bedroom) by region and income level, along with many other interesting details. Source

Can We Still Believe the WHO?

Can We Still Believe the WHO?

August 18, 2013

The WHO (World Health Organization) has just published a study in which it estimates that 20 to 40% of health expenses worldwide could be saved. In these times of global recession, the idea is to advise the states in order to avoid waste in the health sector. In his blog, Spanish blogger Rafa Almazan reminds […]

The Cost of Getting Around

The Cost of Getting Around

April 9, 2013

This infographic breaks down the costs of getting around in the United States by analyzing gas and auto expenses across the country. Source

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Should you Buy or Rent? Calculator

March 3, 2013

As much as we like numbers, we know buying is not only about numbers. There are several intangible factors that go into the buy or rent decision – distance to work, mobility, doing your own maintenance.

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College Student Debt in America

January 10, 2013

Did you know that almost 75% of students graduating from 4-year colleges have student loan debt? And of them, the average 2010 debt for private school graduates ($25,350) was only about $6,000 more than debt from public school grads, even though private school tuition is far more costly. Perhaps it’s because family income of private […]

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How Much Do Americans Save

January 8, 2013

How much money does the average American have in their savings account, and how does that compare against other nations? How much do we put away each month, and is that better or worse than a decade ago? If questions like these keeps you up at night, then you’re in luck as our latest infographics […]

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Child Education Cost – Current Vs. Future

January 5, 2013

Future Cost for Your Child’s Education is Going to Rise Exponentially. Are You Ready? Is Your Child’s Future Secured? Source

Lifes Three Biggest Money Blows

Lifes Three Biggest Money Blows

November 25, 2012

What to expect when faced with three of life’s most costly calamities. Source

The Streets Are Paved With Gold

The Streets Are Paved With Gold

October 12, 2012

With the ongoing media attention to the “Debt Crisis” in the US, coupled with many Bucharestians’ “emigration” to the States we thought it fitting to publish some bits and pieces of an interesting conversation we had with a fellow expat. A brief update first however: This debt ceiling fiasco is nothing new for the US […]

The American Credit Card Craze

The American Credit Card Craze

September 27, 2012

Think U.S. residents love their credit cards? You’re right. U.S. consumers were using more than 1.5 billion credit cards in 2006. How many cards is that? If you stacked them atop each other, the resulting plastic tower would jut some 70 miles into the air. The tower of credit cards would stand nearly as tall […]