Did You Know…

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2004, Volume 11, Issue 1

(Money, 2003)

85%—Percentage of US high school students who receive no in-schoolpersonal finance education.

(Investment News, 2003)

$200,000 —Average annual earnings for a financial planner.

$2500 —Average federal income tax refund check for 2003. (IRS, 2003)

(USA Today, 2003)

30%—Percentage of fourth- through eighth-grade US students whoare proficient in reading.

(USA Today, 2003)

$3800 —Total average budget for a standard home improvement project.

(Wall Street Journal, 2003)

$590 —Average price for a new TV set.

(Inc., 2003)

$112,800 —Average annual earnings for a standard small-businessowner.

(YahooFinance, 2003)

$926 million —Total 2002 revenues for WebMD Corporation.

(US Education Dept, 2003)

80%—Percentage of all US college students who attend public or communitycolleges.

(USEducation Dept, 2003)

39%—Percentage of US college students who work full-time.