Rarely do I enjoy collecting and playing with data from the government because it is so tedious, but https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/ ease of graphing valuable data series provides a finance geek days of fun. Labeling is the only weakness. Here are some of the graphs that I found informative. Also, the quantmod package for R offers a very good interface to the Fred data.
Loan Loss Reserve/Total Loans by Bank Size. Largest banks are always hit the hardest.
Jim Roger’s notion of Farmers in Ferraris (a long way to go). Red is farm/nonfarm income and green is Finance Payrolls/Total Payrolls.
Also on this farm notion from the http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publications/ei/2011/download/100086/EI_201101.pdf