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Used Car Prices During the Recession

October 10, 2013

Normally during a recession, consumers have lower prices on everything to look forward to from houses to groceries. Yet despite this trend, used cars are continuing to go up in price. Are you in the market for a used car? Here are some facts and figures you should know before shopping around. Source

What Inflation?

What Inflation?

March 23, 2013

We’re all familiar with the concept of inflation. Because of inflation, what you could buy for $10 in 2000 would cost you, on average, $12.67 today. You may be surprised to hear, though, that not all prices have increased over the past ten years. This infographic looks at 20 products that actually cost less today […]

Cost of Living In America

Cost of Living In America

March 21, 2013

If there’s one good thing that can come out of a recession it’s that many things become more affordable. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from June 2008-June 2009, Mint.com created this map, which shows how US cities have been affected by the economic downturn. In all but one of the cities included, […]

The Highest Global Inflation Rates

The Highest Global Inflation Rates

March 18, 2013

While those of us in the U.S. may complain about the increasing cost of living, many countries in the world have a much higher rate of inflation. While the U.S., Canada, the UK and Spain have inflation rates below 3%, Zimbabwe has the most shocking inflation rate in the world at 12,563%. January 2010 Source

The History of Tipping

The History of Tipping

November 24, 2012

Although the addition of a gratuity or tip to a bill is now largely perceived as a gift for good service, the origin of the practice may be traced back to 18th Century English pubs when tipping was considered an essential incentive for better service. These days, many workers rely on tips as a substantial […]

Global Hotel Price Changes

Global Hotel Price Changes

October 29, 2012

This infographic shows how global hotel prices have changed over the last year, with some interesting results… This is based on research conducted in 2011 by Hotels.com. Source

Happy Holidays, Checkerati!

Happy Holidays, Checkerati!

October 26, 2012

It’s been a great year, folks, and we’re so happy and grateful to have shared so many adventures with you as we’ve grown and added more features and products along the way. We hope that you were able to redeem those points for some great holiday gifts (for yourself or for friends or family) and […]

Cornfields Vs. Oilfields

Cornfields Vs. Oilfields

October 11, 2012

Gas prices are at an all-time high and it doesn’t look like they are going to go down any time soon. With so much turmoil in the Middle East, people are wondering when the gas prices will stop going up and up. So are looking to alternative methods for powering their cars and turning corn […]

Gas & electricity prices heating up

Gas & electricity prices heating up

September 10, 2012

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Gallon to Gallon

Gallon to Gallon

August 22, 2012

For many people pumping gas has become a dreaded chore – something that is necessary but drains their wallets. Gas prices continue to rise and people are having to rework their entire budgets in order to factor in these skyrocketing prices. This infographic looks at all the things we could be buying with the money […]

The Facts Behind Food Prices

The Facts Behind Food Prices

July 13, 2012

Iowa farmland is skyrocketing in price. Corn crops have tripled in value in five years (40% of U.S. corn goes to Ethanol); soybeans have doubled. The price increase is due to many factors including rising fuel and fertilizer costs, increasing demand from emerging markets and unsustainable population growth in China & India , a weak […]

The Truth About Wine Prices

The Truth About Wine Prices

July 5, 2012

Wine enthusiasts are very particular about the taste and texture of their favorite wines. They are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on the perfect bottle and are always on the hunt for the next perfect sip of Merlot or Cabernet. Then there is the group of people who are content going to the grocery […]