The summer months are designed for community activities. Families escape the heat at the local pool, cheer on their local baseball team at the ballpark, and seek out entertainment and amusement at the county fair. The age-old tradition of the county fair encourages a “buy local” mentality with local businesses occupying many of the vendor booths. In this infographic, we look at how small businesses cash in on these timeless happenings.
Where will you travel with your tax refund? [infographic]
By now, you probably have your tax refund. For many taxpayers, a tax refund, which on average is nearly $3,000 according to the IRS, is the biggest chunk of money they’ll see all year. With summer just around the corner, are you among the group of Americans who will use at least part of your tax refund for travel or leisure this year?
There are essentially two ways of looking at the summer-movie season. There’s the way major studios would like you to look at it — the endless piecemeal hype, the deliberately vague posters (“HP7”), the carefully cut trailers, the awkward sequel subtitles (“On Stranger Tides”) — and then there’s the other way, the off-screen way: the budget rumors, the hidden IMDb credits, the dead-body counts, the studio politics.
Summer thrills: America’s overlooked amusement parks [infographic]
With April showers finally behind us, folks are no doubt ready for the clouds to break and the sun to shine. Summer’s just around the corner, and for plenty of people the season means a favorite American pastime: a trip to the local amusement park.