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Physician's Money Digest, July 2007, Volume 14, Issue 7

320,000—Number of passports issued in the first week of 2007, a record, by the US State Department in advance of the January 23 deadline that requires a passport for travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. (Time, 2007)

34%—Percentage of women that pay off the full amount on their credit cards each month. (Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index Survey, 2007)

41%—Percentage of men that pay off the full amount on their credit cards each month. (Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index Survey, 2007)

63%—Percentage of older adults who are happy in their careers. (Money, 2007)

29.3 million—Number of working adults 45 or older that have at least one living parent. (Brightwork Partners, 2007)

6.2 million—Number of people who provide financial support to their aging parents. (Brightwork Partners, 2007)

2.2 billion—Number of corn bushels bought by ethanol plants in the United States in 2006. (Fortune, 2007)

55%—Percentage of workers who cash out their 401(k) balance when changing employers. (AARP, 2007)

61%—Percentage of American workers who expect to receive income from an employer-provided defined benefit plan. (AARP, 2007)

$138,095—What a stay-at-home mom should be earning each year based on the median national salary for the various jobs she performs. (Newsweek, 2007)