Retirement calculators have totally come of age. Even though most are still sponsored by financial planning and investment sites, many of the calculators nowadays can be downright informative, amusing and sometimes depressing ways to while away the work day. Show More Summary
Jason Smith has a post that points to a very interesting fact about 2013—federal revenue from asset sales soared, primarily due to dividend payments by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. By my calculations the revenue from asset sales increased by about $111 billion, from $53.6 billion in 2012 to $164.7 billion in 2013. This is […]
Kristin Cavallari is currently pregnant with her first book (Balancing in Heels) and her third child (as yet unnamed, but perhaps it is helpful to note she named her first two kids Camden and Jaxon ). By Defamer’s calculations, Kristin is well into her second trimester now, which is the perfect time for a pregnancy photo shoot. Read more...
Calculated Risk: Personal Income increased 0.5% in May, Spending increased 0.9%, by Bill McBride: The BEA released the Personal Income and Outlays report for May: Personal income increased $79.0 billion, or 0.5 percent... in May... Personal consumption expenditures (PCE)...
Post by Adriana Velez. You guys, I just got the shock of my life. I tried out an online tool called the Wealthometer, created by Harvard assistant economics professor Maximilian Kasy. It measure where you fit in the U.S. distribution of wealth. Show More Summary
Calculating the calorie count of your food is easier than you imagine. You can make a calorimeter at home, and measure calories with just a couple of stands, a graduated cylinder, a good thermometer, and a good scale. (And by disabling the fire alarms in your building.) Read more...
ProgrammableWeb first covered the U.K.'s Local Digital project as it launched its Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA) Calculator API.
by Keith Weiner I have to admit that I derive some pleasure in taking on hoary old myths. For example, some economists assert that the interest rate you see on the Treasury bond is not real. You see, it’s only nominal. To calculate the real rate, they say you must adjust the nominal rate by inflation. Show More Summary
The report, issued by the E.P.A. and the White House, calculated the cost of economic losses caused by drought and water shortages.
The report, issued by the E.P.A. and the White House, calculated the cost of the damage from rising sea levels and economic losses caused by drought and water shortages.
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Target has its own special variety of math, where putting an item on sale means raising the price, and buying in bulk means that you pay more per unit. This strange method of calculating prices isn’t exclusive to Target, though: you can find it at other retailers, too. For example, Carol found this example on some batteries at … [More]
Do you really know how much you need to retire? A lot of people like to throw out random numbers without really doing the math. One million dollars is a nice round number that often gets thrown around for retirement. Unfortunately, $3 million is the new $1 million thanks to inflation in rent, property prices, tuition, automobiles, Read More...
So maybe you don't think you have the "ideal body," but are you actually overweight? By calculating your body mass index (BMI), you can find out once and for all whether you should lose — or put on — some pounds. Produced by Matt Johnston and Alex Kuzoian. Show More Summary
I f there’s a “wedding season” then it stands to reason that there’s a “bachelorette season,” and by my calculation, we’re in the thick of it. Which means there’s a ton of friends-of-brides out there planning—and stressing about—a bachelorette party. Show More Summary
What You'll Be Creating One of my favorite things in the world is creating flowing, seamless patterns, but I’m not a very precise person by nature and I was always intimidated by all the math and careful calculation that goes into making a repeating pattern tile. Show More Summary
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Veep’s near-perfect fourth season came to an end over the weekend, and season four solidified the HBO comedy as one of the funniest shows on television. Alec Bojalad at Den Of Geek sat down to calculate exactly how funny by determining the Jokes Per Minute (JPM) of every episode of season four. Show More Summary
Where you grow up in the US has a major impact on your financial future, according to research by Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty. Chetty (and his team) calculated the upward mobility for all metro and rural areas in the US by using anonymous earnings records on 10 million children born between 1980-1982. Show More Summary
How light of different colors is absorbed by carbon dioxide can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a team of scientists. This will help climate scientists studying Earth's greenhouse gas emissions to better interpret data collected from satellites and ground stations measuring carbon dioxide.