Nov 29, 2010

"We're spending how much?!"

Continuing with our fantastically fun fiscal theme, do you have any idea how much money will be spent this holiday season? Well, neither did I. That is, until I saw this press release by the United States Census Bureau. See how much money we spend helping Santa out, find out the value of U.S. toy imports, and much more!

Nov 17, 2010

You owe $13.7 trillion!

Well, not really. That's how much the United States government currently owes (AKA "the national debt"). You probably heard a lot about the national debt during the recent midterm elections. Well, now is your chance to fix the debt and put the U.S. on track to solvency. Go for it!

FIX THE BUDGET! (courtesy of the New York Times)

When you're done playing, check out these other sites for the latest data and information on your money. What you thought it was the government's money? Well, the government's money comes from comes from you! And you, and you....

Congressional Budget Office
White House Office of Management and Budget
Bureau of the Public Debt (an agency of the U.S. Treasury)

Don't know your deficits from your debts? Start right here with Federal Budget 101 (PDF) -- an awesome introduction (or refresher!) for us all.