Archive for August 18th, 2012

August 2012

Did you know that the average wedding costs $27,021, the average college graduate leaves school with $23,200 in student loans and the average Senator is worth $13.2 million?  Well, it’s true.  And so are many other interesting facts and figures we’ve compiled this summer in our series of infographics at YoBucko.  Here are links to some of the latest infographics to check out and share with your friends.

Latest Infographics

How Much is Washington Worth?
Student Loan Debt Statistics
How Much the Average Wedding Costs
How to Get Money for College

Tip of the Month – Guard Against Identity Theft

Last year, 8.1 million people were victims of identity theft in the US which cost Americans nearly $37 billion.  That’s ridiculous.  But there are some simple things you can do to guard yourself against identity theft.  Here are three ways:

1.) Get a Copy of your Free Credit Report – each year you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus
2.) Opt-Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers – lower your junk mail and the risk that identity thieves will get your personal information
3.) Sign up for an Identity Monitoring Service – While it costs money for these services, they can help protect you against identity theft and fraud
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