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Affluent Investor | July 23, 2017

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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

December 19, 2016 |

Unprecedented Spending Trends in America, in One Chart

Consumer spending makes up a large percentage of the United States economy. We all have bills to pay and mouths to feed. But where do Americans spend their money? Take a look at the chart below to see a breakdown … Read More

December 12, 2016 |

Will You Get a Hike or a Cut From Trump Tax Plan?

“Reduce taxes across-the-board, especially for working and middle-income Americans”: that was Trump’s campaign pledge. And now the Donald is about to move into the White House and is backed by Republican majorities in both House and Senate. Which means he … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Student Debt Hits New Record

Did you graduate in 2015? Did you take out a student loan? Then your debt upon entering the job market was exactly $30,100. At least, that is the national average according to TICAS, the Institute for College Access and Success.

Some … Read More

November 8, 2016 |

Which Government System is the Best for People’s Wealth?

We have created a map which shows the per-capita GDP based upon the type of government in a country. The larger the country appears on the map, the higher the GDP per capita.

GDP for Republics

The map … Read More

November 2, 2016 |

See Who is Bringing Offshore Money into the U.S

The United States is the most popular country in the world for foreign investment according to the Organization for International Investment. It is easy to forget how foreign investment in the U.S. substantially benefits the economy. The map below illustrates … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Map Shows Startup Capital is Not San Fran, It’s In Texas!

Although most Americans might think that San Francisco is the hub of job creation from startups, 2014 data from the United States Census Bureau shows otherwise. Rather, the epicenter of job creation from startups in the U.S. is in … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

The Fourth World, Visualized

The world is full of unique and diverse cultures, spread out across various countries. But not all of these countries have developed in equal proportion. The United Nations tracks all countries of the world, follows the development of each and … Read More

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