Economy 101: Visual Guides by

While you may already know that I'm a huge fan of's online money management system, you may not be aware that they also have a great personal finance blog. My favorite posts, hands down, are the visual guides to the economy - they cover a surprisingly large amount of ground in a simple, straightforward, and visually appealing way. If you want to quickly get caught up on the state of the economy, the bailout, and topics like inflation and unemployment, you will get a kick out of the following visual representations:

Jess Bachman of helped create the images above. He also has a great site with fun, interesting info-graphics, which he describes in the following way: "WallStats (wôlstăts) n.1. Complex and elusive information synthesized into palatable and insightful visual pieces. 2 Friggin' awesome posters." Visit his site or follow him on twitter here.

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