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Consumer Debt in The U.S.

Despite significant economic improvement in 2021, consumer debt in the U.S. has once again hit an all time high. By the first quarter of 2022 it climbed to $15.83 trillion – more than double what it was in 2003 and 20.9% higher than the total pre-pandemic. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York […]

Average Credit Score by State

You probably know your credit score, but have you ever wondered how your score compares to others in your state? After another year of economic uncertainty, credit scores have fluctuated but not in the way you might expect. Credit scores across the country are up! Check out our summary of the 2021 FICO score data […]

The Average Cost of an Engagement Ring

It’s engagement season! Every year between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day couples all over the country take the first step toward marriage. Traditional engagements include the presentation of a diamond ring which can range in cost from modest to lavish. Discover the average cost of an engagement ring and learn more about saving for your special […]

The Most Valuable Movie Posters of All Time

Part art. Part treasure. All poster. Great movie posters are masterpieces of graphic design. But it takes a perfect storm of box office success, cult appeal, and extreme rarity for a single poster to gain tremendous cash value. Today, the poster’s use as a marketing tool has been eclipsed by the online movie trailer and […]

5 Popular Countries for American Medical Tourists

Patients who travel in search of medical care are called medical tourists. The practice is common with Americans who often travel in search of medical care that is more affordable. While the United States has state-of-the-art medical facilities, it is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, with the brunt of the cost placed […]

The Top 10 Fast Food Brands in the World

In 2021, America celebrates 100 years of fast food restaurants. White Castle, believed by historians to be the very first fast food chain, opened in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921. Since then, fast food of all varieties has spread worldwide, becoming a billion-dollar industry that includes some of the most recognizable brands ever created. The top […]

The Cheapest Five-Star Hotel in Every Country

There are few pleasures quite as exquisite as a stay in a five-star hotel. Add “getting a bargain” into the experience, and you may as well add an extra star. Bliss! Unfortunately, the words “five-star” and “bargain” rarely appear together. To qualify for the top rating, a hotel’s staff must personally greet every guest (with […]

Which Countries Get the Best Value Mobile Data?

“Time is money,” they say. Depending on where in the world you are, data can be expensive, too. But when judging the value of a country’s mobile data plans, you need to take all three variables into account. What use is cheap data if you spend minute after minute waiting for it to load?

Infographic: The Purchasing Power of $20 From 1920 to 2021

When you go to an ATM you probably take out twenties more than any other denomination. Twenty-dollar bills account for 23% of all currency in circulation, second only to the dollar bill (31%). While you do your best to stretch your money as far as it will go, you are fighting an invisible force that […]

Which Celebs Have Earned the Most From Twitter Ads?

Are you old enough to remember when Twitter was brand new and nobody knew what to do with it? A time, even, before hashtags? Gradually, folk figured out how to use (and misuse) Twitter —exploiting it to build fame, influence, and votes. And wealth. You only need a few thousand followers to start making a […]