I once read the book “How to Get Rich” by publishing magnate Felix Dennis, in which he defined being “rich” as having a net worth of $30 to $70 million of cash-on-hand. At the time, I can remember thinking that was an astounding, even crazy number, but I’m sure many in the so-called 1% would agree completely. As this graphic, The Rich Index points out, the definition of “rich” is very much in the eye of the beholder. [Read more...]
Are you looking for a flexible means of extra income, as many of us are in this time of economic downturn? This is easier said, than done, in most cases. We have all heard numerous claims of ways to makie an easy buck, and most of them are scams or just do not end up being lucrative enough to make sense to do. Well, over 100,000 people have discovered a way to do just this with Gigwalk! [Read more...]
How do we spread the word about the massive wealth disparity in the US? This incredibly cool idea uses infographics stamped on dollar bills (one of the very items in hot discussion by the Occupy Wall Street movement) to quickly communicate jaw dropping facts to the country at large. Occupy George, the creators of the stamps, have open-sourced all the design giving citizens access to images for making your own rubber stamps. For those who don’t have easy access to a stamp making company, they’ve also created a set of printable dollar bills complete with graphics. Head over to Occupy George soon to get your greenbacks working for the people! [Read more...]
At the time of writing this post, gold prices sit at $1644 per ounce; an astounding amount many would say have been driven by uncertain economic outlooks around the world and a need for financial security. This graphic looks at the most secure storehouse of gold in America, the U.S. Bullion Depository, commonly referred to as Fort Knox. In the graphic you will find a collection of interesting facts about the huge vault, as well as some of the conspiracy theories circulated about it.
During these unstable economic times many people are realizing that they have far more “stuff” in their life than they actually need or regularly use. This beautiful graphic from the forward thinking folks at Collaborative Fund, looks at the many ways we can take those items and share them with our community… even making good money on them in the process! [Read more...]
Most people have a good idea of how much money is worth (we have to trade our work to earn it) but what is a piece of art worth? Some pieces made by skillful artists go for only tens of dollars while others go for millions. Also, considering the many hiccups in the current world economy, the worth of money is increasingly in question.
With the total debt of the United States at an astonishing $14.3 trillion and $4.5 trillion of that held by other countries, one wonders when those loans could possibly be payed, if ever. The folks over at Brass Magazine put together this sobering infographic detailing the plethora of nations that hold ownership of that debt… with China being the most prominent of those lenders. [Read more...]
In these days of credit cards, debit cards, multiple bank accounts and a multitude of other money options, it can be pretty tough to figure out where all your money is going. Mint will not only track and total all your accounts instantly, while conveniently displaying the info on a single web page or your smart phone, but it also allows you to break down your spending into it’s exact type. You can set budgets and warnings for each category, from gasoline to fast food. After last months restaurant blowout, yours truly is eating healthier and shopping smarter.
This motion graphic utilizes aggregated (and anonymous) data based on the average Mint user’s spending on coffee, fast food, groceries, restaurants and alcohol.