Physician's Money Digest, January 2006, Volume 13, Issue 1

$72 billion—Amount USadvertisers spent on TV commercialsin 2004. (Forbes, 2005)

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$237,932—Estimated annualsalary of Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable,OBY/GYN, from CBS's , adjusted for inflation and thecharacter's location and seniority.(Salary.com, 2005)



$65,000—Estimated annualsalary of Homer Simpson, nuclearsafety inspector, from Fox's . (Salary.com, 2005)

52%—Percentage of collegestudents who say it's okay to downloadand swap copyrighted files.(BusinessWeek, 2005)

1—Number of new blogs createdevery second. (Entrepreneur, 2005)

$10 billion—Net earnings lastquarter for Exxon Mobil, up 75% fromthe same period in 2004. (Time, 2005)

40%—Percentage of preretireeswho spent less than 1 hour in thepast year planning for retirement.(Bankrate.com, 2005)

1of 7—Ratio of dollars that willbe spent on ethnic food over the nextdecade. (Entrepreneur, 2005)

70%—Percentage of divorcesinitiated by women. (Worth, 2005)

3%—Percentage of Americans whowalk to work. (Health, 2005)