From the monthly archives:

May 2008

All of Inflation’s Little Parts – The New York Times

May 16, 2008

Very nice infographic from the New York Times showing a visual representation of how much the average American spends on each of the 200 categories that make up the Consumer Price Index (the most common measure of inflation). The largest component – by far – is “Owner’s Equivalent Rent”, which seeks to estimate the amount […]

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13 Year Old Steals His Father’s Credit Card, Buys Hookers

May 15, 2008

Since there was a credit card mentioned in this story, I am going to call it finance related. Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father’s existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing “Halo” on […]

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The Giant Pool of Money

May 13, 2008

One of the highlights of my week is seeing a new episode of “This American Life” pop into my podcasts folder in iTunes. For those of you not familiar with the show, it is a one hour radio program produced by Chicago Public Radio and hosted by Ira Glass. This weeks show “The Giant Pool […]

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US Foreclosure Activity Map

May 4, 2008
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