Is Your Spending Normal?

Over the past year, one of the most popular features here at Get Rich Slowly has been the monthly “how much do you spend on X?” question. I started these informal and unscientific surveys on a whim. I wanted too see what sort of spending ranges we held as a population of relatively money-savvy citizens.

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ASK NEWS:
  • Retail spending falls after federal budget - Daily Telegraph Australia
    Retail spending falls after federal budget - Sydney Morning Herald
    07/2/2014 - 10:31 am | View Link
  • Retail spending fell 0.5.% in May - Canberra Times
    Retail spending fell 0.5.% in May - Sydney Morning Herald
    07/2/2014 - 9:58 am | View Link
  • Efforts to Cut Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Major Decreases in ... - Medical Design Technology
    Researchers use simple tactics to reduce unnecessary blood tests, ... - News-Medical.Net
    07/2/2014 - 9:34 am | View Link
  • Research and Markets: The Wireless Network Infrastructure Bible: ... - Yahoo! Finance
    Driven by government led initiatives, academic institutes and the private sector, we expect 5G R&D spending will account for nearly $3 Billion...
    07/2/2014 - 5:28 am | View Link
  • Figures on government spending and debt - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. ...
    07/2/2014 - 4:41 am | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • Retail spending grows at a slow rate
    Retail spending is growing at a sluggish pace not helped by weakening consumer confidence. Retail trade rose 0.2 per cent in April to $23.17 billion, after a 0.1 per cent rise in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. Economists had been forecasting a rise of 0.3 per cent in retail trade for April. The disappointing figures aligned with recent falls in consumer confidence ...
    06/2/2014 - 10:24 pm | View Link
  • US construction spending up 0.2 percent in April
    U.S. construction spending posted modest gains in April, driven by an uptick in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level in five years. Construction spending ...
    06/2/2014 - 1:06 pm | View Link
  • U.S. factory activity slows, construction spending up
    * Construction spending rises 0.2 percent in April WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing activity slowed last month and construction spending rose less than expected in April, which could temper hopes of a sharp pick-up in economic growth this quarter. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) on Monday said its index of national factory activity fell to 53.2 in May from April's ...
    06/2/2014 - 10:37 am | View Link
  • TABLE-U.S. April construction spending rises 0.2 pct
    U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted annual rates of construction spending, with comparisons: PERCENT CHANGE: April March April'14/13 Total Spending 0.2 0.6 8.6 Private Spending unch 0.7 11.7 Residential ...
    06/2/2014 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • Construction Spending Rises 0.2%
    Construction spending climbed 0.2%...
    06/2/2014 - 9:56 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • After seeing the affect of spending time living in India Angela Mollard believes all children would benefit from spending time in a slum
    While the four of them revelled at tap water — “wow, you can drink it!” - chocolate chip biscuits and the new Minecraft download, I asked my 11-year-old nephew what he’d miss about living in Delhi. Charlie thought for a moment: “I’ll miss that ...
    07/20/2014 - 6:50 pm | View Link
  • Hull City Plan To Take Summer Spending To £22m By Signing Tottenham Full-Back
    Tigers chase former England Under-21 star. Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants to make Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose his fourth major signing of the summer, according to The Mirror. The Tigers have already brought in winger Thomas Ince from ...
    07/20/2014 - 6:05 pm | View Link
  • BBC promises to increase drama spending despite budget cuts
    The BBC will today promise to increase spending on drama and other programming in spite of recent reductions in its budgets. Publishing its annual report this morning, the broadcaster is expected to announce cuts of £6m in spending on talent, down to £ ...
    07/20/2014 - 1:54 pm | View Link
  • Busy Doctors, Wasteful Spending
    OF all the ways to limit health care costs, perhaps none is as popular as cutting payments to doctors. In recent years payment cuts have resulted in a sharp downturn in revenue for many hospitals and private practices. What this has meant for most ...
    07/20/2014 - 1:34 pm | View Link
  • Secretary Anthony Foxx on Infrastructure Spending
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at the National Press Club about the need for more infrastructure spending. The House has passed a short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which is expected to run out of money in August.
    07/20/2014 - 1:27 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • Government spending
    Government spending or expenditure includes all government consumption, investment, and transfer payments. In national income accounting the acquisition by ...
    07/17/2014 - 11:47 pm | View Website
  • Shopping & Spending
    More tools from MoneySavingExpert Budget Planner. Free tool to analyse your finances and scrutinise spending. Premium Bonds Calc. Unique tool uses probability to ...
    07/17/2014 - 10:57 pm | View Website
  • Research
    The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with hundreds of thousands of individual, foundation and corporate ...
    07/17/2014 - 2:22 pm | View Website
  • Flexible spending account
    A flexible spending account (FSA), also known as a flexible spending arrangement, is one of a number of tax-advantaged financial accounts that can be set up through a ...
    07/17/2014 - 11:44 am | View Website
  • World Military Spending — Global Issues
    US and world military spending and budgets are very high, almost back to Cold War levels.
    07/15/2014 - 1:48 pm | View Website
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