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Affluent Christian Investor | September 19, 2017

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Posts ByHow Much, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

September 15, 2017 |

In One Chart: Best Jobs Without a College Degree 2017

The Great Recession destroyed the job market for workers without college degrees, and the situation hasn’t gotten any better. This begs the question—can you still enjoy a high standard of living without a college degree? And what are the highest paying jobs for … Read More

September 13, 2017 |

The Working Class Can’t Afford the American Dream

The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that. Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create … Read More

September 8, 2017 |

D.C. Has Most Expensive Real Estate: Graph Compares Your State to It

The U.S. housing market has now surpassed its pre-recession peak by 4.3%. This is great news for the economy, although there’s still an ongoing debate about the possibility ofanother housing crash. Whatever you believe about real estate, there’s no doubt that prices depend … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

The Rising Costs of Sending Your Kids to a Private School

The average cost of private school tuition has grown at a rate that is higher than inflation over the past 20-years. While there are several cost increases that have led to the rise in private school tuition, administrative employee compensation has been the main … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

This Map Shows Which U.S. States Have Recovered from Recession (and Which Haven’t)

The U.S. economy has finally regained its pre-recession levels of employment and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). What does that mean? More people are getting hired, and they’re spending their paychecks. That’s all good, but it’s no secret the economy has undergone an uneven recovery … Read More

August 8, 2017 |

This Map Reveals the Richest Person in Your State 2017

The United States is known to have many millionaires and billionaires. But it turns out that not all states are equal when it comes to the rich and powerful. Where does your state fall? Take a look at the map … Read More

August 1, 2017 |

The Most Expensive Skyscrapers in the World

Skyscrapers are viewed as a symbol of cultural expression, as new designs and spectacular heights define these enormous buildings. These architectural marvels are usually the work of collaboration, including investors, architects, and builders. While the costs to construct a skyscraper … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

Where Does the Government Get the Money it Spends?

Americans are equal before the law – but not before the taxman. That’s because more than one comes knocking at your door. While the federal tax system is the same for everybody, local and state taxes vary greatly. As this … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Which Colleges Give You the Best Value for Your Money?

Higher education is one of the most expensive investments you will ever make, and probably the most important one. So, be sure to ask the right question when deciding your future – Which college will give me the best value … Read More

June 7, 2017 |

VIDEO: The World’s Top 10 Banks, The Top 4 Are Now Chinese

Banks play an important role in our lives and an even greater part as intermediaries in the global financial system. The largest banks are located in China, which is not surprising given that the Chinese economy continues to grow at … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

The Best & Worst Paying Jobs of America by State

When choosing a career path, Americans often gravitate towards professions and locations that offer the highest pay. However, not all jobs or places offer the same benefits,as far as wages go. The two maps found below detail the highest and … Read More

May 5, 2017 |

Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

Globalization and the growing trend of traveling have increased the number of people traveling to foreign countries each year. This growing trend has brought with it increased GDP growth due to tourism spending. While some countries receive more visitors … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

Visualization of the U.S. States that Depend on Foreign Trade the Most

In the past several years, nationalistic rhetoric and support for protectionist trade policies have risen sharply across the world. The election of President Donald Trump signaled that Americans are dissatisfied with the economy, including foreign trade. But others point … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State? A Visual Answer

Even if you rent instead of own, property tax still is an important component of your housing cost. Your landlord will take the tax on his house – your home – into account to calculate your rent. So either way, … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

The Income Tax Pyramid Shows Half the Country Pays Almost Nothing

Thank God for the 1%. That much-maligned minority, the richest percent of Americans, pay 39.5% of all Federal Income Tax. That is one of the most eye-catching figures in a study released by the Tax Foundation earlier this month. To … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

See Where Immigrants Out-Earn U.S. Born Citizens

America is a nation built by immigrants, and on the premise that anyone can make it to the top. While that may be true, most new arrivals find themselves starting at the bottom of the pile. Right across the country, … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

This Map Reveals the Top 2017 Brands for each Country

You can probably rattle off the names of a few dozen countries around the world. But can you name each of those countries’ biggest brands? Probably not. And yet, many of those brands have more money and power than most … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

America Rules the Innovation World

By some metrics, China may already be the world’s biggest economy. But America is still #1, and by a long shot, in an equally important field: number of patents registered. Patents may not animate as many discussions as GDP or … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Trump Inherits Worst Recent Housing Affordability Ratio

Is the American Dream dead? If home ownership as an attainable goal for the average American is the yardstick, then it is struggling – and currently in worse shape than it has been since the time of Richard Nixon, … Read More

February 28, 2017 |

The Cost of Being an American Tourist

Good news for globe-trotting Americans: most countries around the world are free or very cheap to get in to. But, as this map shows, some countries do charge through the nose for a visa. And it’s not the ones you … Read More

February 27, 2017 |

This Chart Contains a Few Hidden Surprises About the World Economy

According to the latest data on global GDP released by the World Bank this February, the U.S. still is the world’s biggest economy – by far. As shown by this Voronoi diagram, the United States (24.3%) generates almost a quarter of … Read More

January 24, 2017 |

How Many Hours Do People Have to Work to Buy a Gallon of Petrol?

Oil is the most important commodity in the world. Oil leads to petrol, the vital fuel that runs our economy, including our personal vehicles. Wages and petrol prices across the globe vary significantly, leading to a large difference in the … Read More

January 5, 2017 |

The Best 2016 Money Visualizations

Who thought numbers could ever be this much fun? Nobody – that’s why we at make sure to find the right graph that brings home the significance of the stats and the facts behind the figures. Here are 10 … Read More

December 22, 2016 |

How Much of Your Country’s Debt Rests on Your Shoulders

National debt is one of the most debated issues in politics. After the global recession, people began questioning debt and the implications of too much debt. While some country’s have high debt and some have low, a better measure is … Read More

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