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Find the latest personal finance statistics for U.S. consumers and household so you can see how your own finances and budget stack up. We look at finance by the numbers and break it down so you understand what key financial stats mean for your real-world financial outlook. Debt.com turns data into something you can actually use to improve your financial world!

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By the Numbers

By The Numbers: Tech Sucks

March 17, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Science marches forward, but sometimes it stomps on our heads.

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How Many Squad Members Make Up One Taylor Swift?

March 13, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Our recipe breaks down the pop star’s long list of friends to see whose net worths compare

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By The Numbers: Wow, You’re All Idiots

March 10, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Forget evolution, we’re getting dumber. Check out the last stat for confirmation.

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By The Numbers: The Fairer Sex Or The Better Sex?

March 3, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: International Women’s Day is Wednesday. Here’s how we celebrate.

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By The Numbers: The Cost Of Living

February 24, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: There’s no place like home, which might be too bad.

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By The Numbers: Really Not Good For You

February 17, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Legal or not (and some aren’t), you’re better off not being one of these statistics.

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By The Numbers: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

February 10, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Americans aren’t nearly as sex-obsessed as the world thinks we are.

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By The Numbers: America-Only Problems

January 27, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Talk about First World problems. These are even less important.

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By The Numbers: Mind-Blowingly Big Figures

January 20, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: You can’t wrap your head around these numbing numbers.

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By The Numbers: That’s Ironic

January 13, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: It doesn’t make sense, but it’s both funny and sad. Mostly sad, though.

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By The Numbers: Holiday Horrors

January 6, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: the holidays are over, thank God.

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By The Numbers: Holiday Hangover

December 30, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Whew, glad that’s over.

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By The Numbers: Kids Today

December 23, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Children shouldn’t be seen OR heard.

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Most of Us Suck When It Comes to Money

December 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

No state in the union has an A in financial literacy

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By The Numbers: Duuude!

December 9, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Like, wow, man.

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By The Numbers: Parental And Mental

December 2, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Do as I say, not as I do.

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Study Says: Surveys Suck

November 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Do you ever spend your hard-earned time and effort answering questions from stores you frequent? It turns out those may be useless.

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By the Numbers: Dim Bulbs

November 25, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Not so bright about so many things.

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By The Numbers: That’s Depressing

November 18, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: We’re all anxious, alone, and in pain. At least, that’s what the polls say.

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By The Numbers: That’s Sick

November 11, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Getting medical but not getting better.

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By The Numbers: Work Sucks

November 4, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

We can’t leave, we can’t stay awake.

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By The Numbers: Good And Bad Love Stats

October 28, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: The Chinese and Trump stats are kinda bleak…

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By The Numbers: Pet Peeves

October 21, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Are pet owners really the owners here?

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By The Numbers: Parental & Mental

September 30, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Don’t blame the parents, blame the kids.

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By The Numbers: Lazy Technology

September 23, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Scientists toiled so we can shop without pants.

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By The Numbers: Sickness And Death

September 16, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: I don’t feel so good…

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Stressed Out

September 9, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

The big complaints: driving, shopping, and working. So basically, almost everything.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: U.S. of What?

September 2, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week we look at what Americans don’t, what they’re proud of, and what they give up on.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Wrecked Tech

August 26, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. Yeah, right.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Phone Phobias

August 19, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Our phones are killing us, and we’re killing them.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Travel Hell

August 12, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Welcome to the last gasp of summer vacation. Now shut up and get in line.

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Do Americans Hate Successful Men?

August 9, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Dudes top the list of most overpaid, least respected celebrities

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Food For Thought

August 5, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Which is more disgusting, eating bugs or double dipping?

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Work Sucks

July 29, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

It’s expensive, inefficient, political, and ridiculous.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Millions And Billions

July 22, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Here are some surprisingly big figures.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Dubious Love

July 15, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Stats on latinas, transgender engagement rings, and sex toys.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: More Millennial Madness

July 8, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

They’re creepy AND lazy.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Work Is Killing Us

June 24, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Who has time for time off? We’re too busy being distracted.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Summertime Stats

June 17, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Silly reasons for the season.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Working Conditions

June 10, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

From skin to theft to insurance…

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: More And Less Than You Might Think

June 3, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Find out which way surprises you the most.

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Financial Literacy: Suddenly Not Controversial

April 25, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

For years, “experts” argued against teaching fin lit in high school. Now the public has spoken.

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Dvorkin On Debt: 4 Funny and Frustrating Financial Facts

March 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s what I’ve learned so far this month, and it’s made me both laugh and cry.

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Money Can’t Buy You Love – But It Can Ruin It

February 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not a romantic topic, but it’s perhaps the most important one.

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Dvorkin on Debt: A One-Two Sucker Punch

February 1, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

As we lurch into 2016, personal debt might be a bigger problem than it was in 2015.

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There’s Only One Good Thing About The Student Loan Crisis

December 14, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The crushing debt has a single silver lining. Hopefully, it’ll be worth all the dark clouds.

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This Week Around The Web

April 3, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Emergency fund savings, tax refunds and money mistakes.

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Working The Numbers: Adding Up Your Job

March 12, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

The lesson from recent studies: If you don’t take some vacation, you’ll get sick and die.

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Can the Tooth Fairy Accurately Predict the Stock Market?

March 5, 2015 | Jess Miller

Something as simple as a lost tooth might give clues about the nation’s economic outlook.

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By The Numbers: Auto-Erotic Fascination

February 27, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Quantifying how much we care about cars.