Every year, the White House makes public a document officially known as a “public financial disclosure report,” or Form SF 278, that details the assets and income of the President currently in office. Form SF 278 is a wealth of information and curious facts, including where the President keeps a checking account, retirement savings and even 529 plans — and, of course, their balances.
Is Valentine’s Day your favorite holiday, or what? Whether you’re single or married, in a serious relationship or casually dating, one thing is for sure: you’re expected to make an impression on your significant other. And there is no lack of businesses lined up to capitalize on those expectations.
No matter how much gasoline and milk prices climb each year, it’s a virtual certainty that at least some products will cost less. We’re talking, of course, about consumer electronics. We teamed up with dealnews.com to produce an infographic showcasing 11 gadgets that will cost less in 2011, along with pricing estimates on the best deals.
Yet another official weather emergency is in force in New York City this winter as inch after inch of snow piles up on city streets and parks: the second snowstorm of 2011, and the year’s barely even started. In this infographic, we give you the highlights of the economic impact of recent snowstorms on economies and businesses.
unless you are planning to hack into Santa’s email account or buy a bunch of gift cards to hand all around, chances are you’ll spend the next couple of weeks shop-hopping or web browsing, wondering whether buy this gift or that — or keep looking. Need some help? Take a look at this flowchart.
Thanksgiving is a centuries-honored holiday that in recent years has started to play an important economic role that puts retailers in the black for the year thanks to its big shopping after-party, otherwise known as Black Friday. But before we look at Black Friday, let’s consider what we spend to put that holiday feast on the dinner table the day before, where the food comes from, and other curious Thanksgiving facts. In this infographic, we give you the skinny on America’s fattest holiday.
Ever thought what your life (and personal finances) would be like today if 20 years ago, instead of buying a bunch of what you thought then were must-have items you had invested in the companies that manufacture them? We explore several what-if scenarios in this infographic.
Halloween is one of America’s biggest revenue-generating holidays. And get this: the tradition thrived even during the spooky economy of the past couple of years. Costume sales jumped 5.1% in 2008 and another 2.4% in 2009, according to industry research comapny IBISWorld. In all, the horror business is… well, horrifying big.