Amount spent by the finance industry on educational travel for lawmakers to meetings in 2004: $502,300

Percentage of U.S. households who believe they need more life insurance: 50%

Value of art in an exhibit at the Cleveland Museum cancelled because of unaffordable terrorism insurance costs: $1 billion+

Estimated amount that a publicly held company spends on internal controls reviews as a result of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: $8 million

Amount collected by NASD in disciplinary fines in 2004: $102 million