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Is Retirement a Thing of the Past?

Is Retirement a Thing of the Past?

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

Infographic Information: A

Researchers have highlighted new figures, recently compiled by Survey Compare, which suggest retirement as we know it could be a thing of the past for the current generation of working adults. When questioned, only twenty four percent of men and nineteen percent of women said they knew for certain that they were going to retire. As the government tries to tackle concerns over the cost of pensions by increasing the retirement age to reflect our longer lifespans, Survey Compare looked at what plans the general population are making for their retirement.
Why Won’t People Retire?
Retirement is fast taking up a significant proportion of people’s lives as improved healthcare means men and women now face fifteen to seventeen years of good health post retirement. This combined with the ever decreasing value of pensions means people are considering whether their finances will adequately provide for this period. In fact, forty two percent of respondents to the survey said that financial concerns were the biggest factor in their not taking retirement. However, fears over finance aren’t the only reason people are looking to postpone their retirement, with social issues, career progression and the chance to continuing using one’s skills also being cited.
Work Plans for Later Years
Whilst people are looking to defer their retirement, most don’t intend to carry on working in the same way as they do today. Indeed, only sixteen percent of men and eleven percent of women say they will continue work for the same employer. Most retirees believe they will either work part time, look for another employer or work for themselves. Also, with the UK unemployment rate, as recorded by Survey Compare, standing at twenty one percent, retirees are increasingly having to look at a number of different ways to gain that extra income they feel is necessary to see them through retirement. One noticeable statistic reveals that women’s retirement plans are markedly more uncertain than their male counterparts, with over forty percent being unsure of what they will do, compared to only twenty four percent of men.
How Will Retirement Change Over the Coming Decades?
For the over fifty fives, forty seven percent of people questioned did believe they would be able to retire, but for younger generations, this was considered more of a remote possibility. Within the 35-54 year old age group, the number of people who envisaged being able to retire plummeted by over fifty percent – and this percentage continued to fall with age. With fewer jobs for life and salaried pensions, and more portfolio careers offering less by way of future financial provision fast becoming the order of the day, the findings are a clear indication of the way in which working life has changed.
Who Will Be Retiring in the Future?
Retirement plans have some correlation between working income and education levels. Ironically, perhaps, the more money people earn, the less likely they are to retire, with the highest rate of retirement apparent in people who earn under £25,000 a year. Similarly, the higher a person’s academic achievement, the less likely they are to retire, with people who left school straight after obtaining their GCSEs being the most likely to retire completely.
Also, as people’s level of education and income increase, the more likely they are to profess an interest in working for themselves. This option is also most popular for those who already have two or more jobs, and who are more used to approaching the employment market in a more flexible manner. This research therefore goes some way towards showing that retirees are becoming increasingly flexible when it comes to their choice of employment, with popular options including working from home making crafts, carrying out market research or setting up businesses in their area of specialism.
Is Retirement Really a Thing of the Past?
Retirement is something that is evolving as our lifestyles change. Few people in their sixties see themselves as ready for the scrapheap, but they are often at a point in their lives where they want to change their relationship with work. Retirement is now seen as less of a stage in people’s lives when they stop working completely, but more of a time of transition, when they either cut back on their hours or try something entirely new.
This way of thinking, no matter how it’s come about (be it financial need or otherwise) will almost certainly prove advantageous. For it will allow our senior citizens the flexibility to enjoy their later years whilst benefiting from the additional income and social rewards which can ultimately be gained by working past retirement age in a way they enjoy.

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The Curious Case of Crime in the Media

The Curious Case of Crime in the Media

This is an interesting infographic that takes a close look at the reality of the headlines we see every day. The infographic shows how much the media reports on what is truly happening around us. Take a look at the infographic and see just how many other crimes are committed but never mentioned by the media.


Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  B+

The design for this infographic works well with the information. The colors are dark and the text is rough and dirty. The images clearly represent the different crimes and are easily distinguished. I appreciate that the states are sectioned off and the format for the information is consistent throughout the infographic. The data is presented in a way so that readers can clearly see the comparisons that are being made.  I really enjoyed the design of this infographic and feel like it is has a retro eighties feel.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is clear to show that the media does not always report every crime but tend to talk about the bigger ones. The data shows that each state may be slightly different but they all relatively showed that the media used certain crimes as headlines for their news. I really do appreciate that while this whole infographic is about crime the last statistic that readers are left with is an uplifting positive one that almost 99.5% of people will not be a victim of a violent crime. That is a great way to end the infographic.

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World Airport Facts & Figures Infographic

World Airport Facts & Figures Infographic


Most people don’t enjoy flying, not just for the perceived dangers, but also because of the crowds, the long lines, lost luggage and hassle that flying can be. But there are airport facts and figures that you don’t know that might make you appreciate the complex task getting you from point A to point B safely and on time.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: C

This infographic show airport facts about airports around the world. My first impression of the infographic is that it is boring and full of numbers and text. The text that is hard to read and the colors used are plain. I would have suggested that the top image be something more interesting and visually appealing. The bar graph showing the busiest airports does not keep the attention of the reader. It looks like a graph I would see in a class about airports not a fun informational fact sheet. I will say that the layout was nice because it was divided off and made the information easier to read. The image of the double-decker buses worked well with the statistic about the longest runway in the world. That type of image is what I would have liked to see used more in the infographic. Instead of just showing number there needs to be an image that represents those numbers. I will say that the title image was nice and fit perfectly with the airport theme. The use of the line underneath that followed an airplane is another example of how great this infographic could have been. The little things were nice but the infographic as a whole was just lacking and needed a little more to grab the reader’s attention. Overall the infographic was a little boring and wordy but it was not awful and was able to present the facts clearly and neatly.

Infographic Information: C+

The information on this infographic was more interesting than it looked. I found it interesting to see the busiest airports in the world. I was surprised to see how busy the Atlanta airport really is compared to the rest of the world. The section that focused on airports in the UK was nice and the map helped to show the busiest airports in the UK.  The total number of passengers handled in UK airports in 2009 is very impressive and I am sure has risen since then. One statistic that shocked me was the number of checked bags lost by the airlines in 2010, 29.4 million. That is just crazy to think that much luggage gets misplaced. It makes you wonder what happens to the bags that do not get returned to their owners. I figured that the U.S. had the most airports in the world and the statistic showed that we do with over 15,000 airports. The longest runway in the world is in china and I liked that they compared it to the length of 600 double decker buses. The information was good overall and though it focused on the UK, anyone from around the world would still find the facts interesting.

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Facts and Stats

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Facts and Stats


A very sobering infographic providing facts and statistics about Driving Under the Influence, better known as DUI. While the infographic correctly points out it is better to not drink and drive, too many people think they know better and get behind the wheel.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

DUI statistics are a serious topic that this infographic is able to capture truthfully. The color scheme is dark and serious which fits the seriousness of the topic. The background looks like a road which goes perfectly with the infographic information.

The 3D map of the Unites States that showed the states with the most DUI related deaths was a great image. The standard drinking chart was informative but a little boring where it could have been put into a more creative chart. The layout of the infographic was well thought out. The borders and arrows helped to guide the reader down the image to the different information. It flowed well and the theme fit with the information but some of the images that were used were boring and easy to ignore. I think it is important to have images that grab the reader’s attention. Some of the images looked like basic clip art and really could have been done better.

I think it would have been good to use colors like yellow, red, black, and orange throughout the whole infographic. These colors make up images of the road and would fit well with the topic. One thing that I thought was interesting was the use of red on the road background at the top. It looks like blood I guess to suggest that there has been a car accident. This is a great way to make sure viewers take this information seriously. Overall this infographic was well designed and, although not the most creative, conveyed the importance of the subject.

Infographic Information: B+

The statistics in this infographic are quite scary and really do make the reader think about the effects of drinking and driving. The top information noted that in some states even if you blow less than .08% BAC, you could still be arrested if the officer thinks you are incapable of driving. I think this fact is important to anyone who may consider drinking and driving after a couple of drinks. Although you may be below the legal limit you can still be arrested and then you will need a traffic lawyer to help you in court. The statistic that every minute one person is injured in an alcohol related crash is eye-opening and shows how serious this information is.

The fact that 1 in 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related crash in their lifetime is amazing and scary. This fact brings the information to a personal level by asking the reader to think about themselves being involved in a crash.  The infographic stated that most drunk drivers who have been arrested have usually done it at least eighty times before. This shows that while you may think you can drink and drive there is still that chance that you will be caught and arrested. It is always best not to take that change and have a designated driver.

It is no surprise that underage drinking is a problem in the U.S. but the statistic that kids who start drinking early are more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash. I think that we all know someone who has been killed in an alcohol related crash which shows how accurate this statistic really is. While the information is sobering and sad it really is a great tool to educate people on drinking and driving.

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Personalized Search Statistics & Survey – Infographic

Personalized Search Statistics & Survey – Infographic


Another great infographic effort from our friends at MDG Advertising. This time they tackle the somewhat controversial subject of personalized search. While many people may not know that Google tracks their every click while searching, most understand that their search habits are being scrutinized by the Big G. This social media infographic looks at the pros and cons of personalized search and shows some statistics you my find surprising.

From MDG: Online search has steadily improved to provide Web results that are more relevant, recent, and reliable than ever. Unfortunately, today’s evolution toward a more personalized search experience is being met with major opposition from Web users concerned about their privacy.

The infographic goes on to indicate that more than half of respondents believe that the relevance and quality of search results have gotten better with time. In comparison to 2004, there has been a slight drop in the number of respondents who say that search engines always deliver exactly what they want, while there has been a leap in the percentage of those who are satisfied most of the time.

On the other hand, personalized search does not receive the same warm response, with 65 percent of respondents saying that personalized search problems may include a reduction in the amount and quality of the search results. An even larger problem is that 73 percent of respondents claim it to be an outright invasion of privacy.

For now, it remains to be seen whether personal privacy or search quality will ultimately come out on top

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A+

I love it when you can tell some thought and attention to detail was involved with an infographic and its design. You can see someone really cared when designing this infographic on personalized search. The color combinations are a good fit, with soft blues and bright orange to highlight information. The graphics looked like they were custom drawn or at least kept within certain graphic style. Using progressively larger arrows to show a increasing graph was a cuter and fun idea. The infographic is broken up in easy to read sections and the font used works as a headline, content and graph text. Even the choices of condensed and regular fonts go smoothly. A excellent design that get a good grade for getting personal.

Infographic Information: A

Personalized search statistics are plentiful in the infographic. How searchers responded to questions such as “are search results fair” and are personalized search results fair” are answered with percentages and multiple choices. More data is supplied on what the world thinks concerning fining better results with personal search results, whether or not users what personal search results and how they feel about privacy issues. The statistics go beyond by showing how in depth personalized search goes by showing age, race and even income stats. Plenty to see here and a little bit to be worried about, unless you are Google.

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Video Infographic About Pinterest Marketing Demographics

From MDG Advertising: All eyes are on Pinterest, the social network that lets users collect and share images found on the Web by “pinning” them on virtual pinboards. The images span a variety of categories, from fashion, crafts, cooking, décor, fitness, and more. Today, Pinterest is quickly becoming the fastest-growing social media site based on its huge popularity with women, as well as its unlimited potential as a marketing tool for businesses.“Pins” help companies promote their products, develop their brand personalities, drive tremendous referral traffic to their websites, and gain exposure among the Pinterest community.

The video details the social site’s demographics, growth, and potential to drive abundant traffic to company websites. Pinterest is especially popular with the most highly coveted markets—about 60 percent are female and 80 percent are in the 25 to 54 age demographic. 

The video goes on to cover the brands, both large and small. These companies reflect the cooking, décor, and crafts interests that are prevalent among the Pinterest audience.

Video Infographic Review

Video Infographic Design: A+

What’s is not to love with this video infographic? The designer/videographer/animator used a great neutral color pallet and added a splash of muted reds and pinks to draw visual interest. The screens and information transition in a whimsical and logical way. Each statistic and graphic is Well though out and leads to the next bit of information. This is so clever and well done I am hopeful for the future of video infographics. Everything works well together include the typeface chose and the illustration style of all the graphics. My only one small grips is the music seems to repeat and therefore I heard a gap of silence, but that is a very small nitpick on an excellent infographic about Pinterest. Well done and color me impressed!

Video Infographic Information: A

The intro provided by MDG explains much of what is contained in this video infographic and you should really watch the whole video (2 minutes and 43 seconds) to take it all in. I watched it twice for fun and once for this review. The information is mostly statistics about Pinterest and why you should use it for your site’s marketing and social media needs. They list popular companies such as Whole Foods, Etsy, West Elm, and Real Simple that use Pinterest as a traffic producer and brand energizer. The demographics are highlighted and they show examples of how the process of pinning works at Pinterest.

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Books vs Digital Readers Review Infographic

Books vs Digital Readers Review Infographic


In today’s modern world it seems the written word within a paper book is doomed especially with the coming of the digital reader (nook, e-reader, kindle) and the convenience of carrying an entire library in your pocket. This infographic weight the cons and merits of the age-old book versus the new digital reader.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: D

I am very disappointed in this submission. So much could have been done to play off the idea of the written word vs. the digital text. Instead we get a pedestrian color palette with images that don’t really add much other than some size measurements the “designer” needed to include. A condensed font was used make readability a nightmare when there was plenty of room to allow for a wider typeface to be sued. The white space is overwhelming and the graphics seems to be floating in space. without any real connection to the content. This infographic makes me want to choose cave paintings over reading its poorly designed contents.

Infographic Information: C+

The information included on books vs digital readers in this infographic is statistical viable. The sales numbers are interesting, and hopefully accurate. It is bood to se that paper books still hold a sizable lead (at least to me, and I own a kindle too) and look to be a safe bet for years to come. It is nice that the research shows multiple types of info such as size comparisons, sales information and demographics of ownership.

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Dangerous Distractions:  Half of Male Drivers Eye Off Attractive Women

Dangerous Distractions: Half of Male Drivers Eye Off Attractive Women


This infographic addresses the distractions that can make driving a car a dangerous activity.

Driving Distraction Statistics

50.9% of men admitted that they can be distracted by an attractive woman while driving.  54.2% of bachelors said that they get distracted by attractive women while they’re driving.  Being in a relationship didn’t make that much difference, because 49.5% of men in committed relationships said that their driving can suffer when they spy an attractive female.  For shame.  There are four main types of distraction – physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive.


58.9% of men who earn $100,000 or more annually are distracted by pretty women.  43.4% of men who earn less than $50,000 per year are.

Other Types of Distractions

Mobile phones, GPS systems, entertainment systems and radio surfing provide the non-female related tech based distractions, while other passengers, eating, drinking and smoking provide the non-female related non-tech based distractions.

Avoid Common Forms of Distraction

Don’t eat, smoke, talk on your phone, change your clothes, read anything, do your makeup or brush your hair, daydream, look at things other than the roads (like pretty girls), paint your nails, or play with your dog or child while driving.

Back to Tech Distractions

The risk of being in a collision is 4 times higher when you’re using a mobile phone because the distraction causes reduced reaction times, an inability to maintain speed and position, more difficulty judging safe gaps and less awareness of surrounding traffic.  55% of 18-25 year old drivers admit to using their phone while they’re behind the wheel, which is considered a reckless traffic ticket violation in many places.

The Top 10 World’s Worst Drivers

Italy – 12.7%, India – 9%, China – 8.6%, Egypt – 6.8% and France at 4.2% are the top 5 with Vietnam – 3.7, Thailand – 3.5%, USA – 3.4%, Indonesia – 2.9% and Mexico at 2.2% rounding out the bottom 5.


Design: B

It’s clever to use the billboard and street sign theme to get the idea across, but the graphic style is underwhelming.

Information: B+

All good information, and drivers should take care.

Source:  allianz.com

The History of the FDIC

The History of the FDIC


This infographic is hard to read on our page, but it is chock full of interesting information.  Too bad it’s too hard to read.

Information About the FDIC

FDIC stands for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  It was established in 1933 by the Banking Act of 1933 and then the Banking Act of 1935 gave the FDIC the authority to get financial information from all insured, state-charted banks not supervised by the Federal Reserve.  The FDIC is an independent agency of the federal government.  In 1934 their role was to insure each depositor to at least $2,500 per insured bank.  Today the number  is $250,000.  This all came about because of bank failures that followed the Great Depression.  Since its inception, the FDIC is proud that not a single penny of insured funds has been lost.

 In the Past

The first US Bank was chartered in 1791.  In 1819 the federal government required all banks to provide regular banking reports.  In 1836 federal law gave the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to collect information on state banks that were used as federal depositories.  In 1934 the FDIC opened and began to publish annual statistics on the banking industry.  Between 1935 and 954 the data and statistics were formalized and more complex studies were requested.  In 1960 the FDIC began computerization.  In 1972 reports became available to the public, and in 1993 the FDIC’s information became available online.

The Present

The FDIC today examines and supervises over 4,900 banks for “operational safety and soundness” to maintain compliance with various consumer protection laws that require banks to help meet the financial needs of consumers.  The FDIC has an insurance fund used to cover losses from bank failures.

What it Means to You

FDIC-insured institutions are growing, which means that your money could be safer, as long you deposit your money in an FDIC-insured bank.


Design: C

Pretty blue, but kind of boring.  I did like in the “past” part where they put the dates on pennies.  Clever.  The rest of the graphics are uninspiring.

Information: B

A great informative infographic, if you have no idea what the FDIC is.

Source: FDIC history from Nationwide Bank

Uncle Bob’s Moving Guide

Uncle Bob’s Moving Guide

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Who is Doing the Moving in America?

Uncle Bob throws us some statistics, so I’m just going to list them for you here:

The average American moves 11.7 times in their lifetime.  I don’t know how you move .7 times, but I digress.

Women will stay at a residence for about 5.6 years, while men only stick around for 4.9 years.  Men and women tend to stay in the same country.

Relocation is supposedly the third most stressful life event you can have.  It disrupts your routine, culture shock, and does other bad things to your head.

People in their 20’s move more than people of other ages, and more than 15% of all movers move out of state.  College?  Job transfers?

Renters move more often than homeowners.  Of course.

Helpful Moving Tips

Purchase good moving materials

Number and label each box to keep track of what is where.

Pack each box completely, and use paper to fill up gaps.

Be clever.  Move clothes and linens in drawers, and wrap up knick knacks and pack them inside your pots and pans.  Use space wisely.

Thoroughly clean your appliances.

Where Do People Go?

Palm Coast, Florida.  Warm, fun, etc.

St. George, Utah.  Good weather.

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada.  Vegas, Baby.

Cape Coral, Florida.  See above.

Raleigh, NC.  The Triangle.  Woot.


Design:  A

It’s pretty.  What can I say?

Information:  A

Who knew all that stuff about moving?


Just who is doing all the moving in America? This infographic offer readers
tips on how to move more efficiently and which locations are seeing the
highest increase in population over the past decade. Uncle Bob’s Self
Storage offers valuable add-on services such as Dri-guard, a
state-of-the-art dehumidification system. Patrons can also take advantage of
Uncle Bob’s rental trucks  and a national Customer Care Center that features a fully integrated sales and
reservation system for storage units.