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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  • Personal Income and Spending Rise in June, but Not Massively - Minyanville
    Personal Income and Spending Rise in June, but Not Massively - Vision Monday
    08/1/2014 - 1:54 pm | View Link
  • Govt spending to ensure growth targets met -- DOF [The Manila Times, ... - BusinessWeek
    Government to continue hastening spending – DOF - Manila Bulletin
    08/1/2014 - 1:06 pm | View Link
  • Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June - Seattle Times
    Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June -
    08/1/2014 - 1:05 pm | View Link
  • Construction Spending Drops 1.8% In June -
    UPDATE: Construction spending drops 1.8% in June - TD Ameritrade
    08/1/2014 - 11:18 am | View Link
  • Consumer Spending in U.S. Rose in June by Most in Three Months - Yahoo! Finance
    US consumer spending at 3-month record peak - The Gulf Today
    08/1/2014 - 9:25 am | View Link
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  • 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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  • House Debate on Border Security Spending Bill
    The House debates and approves a $694 million border security bill to deal with the flood of immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as they flee from violence in Central America, including $35 million for the National Guard to help in the effort.
    08/1/2014 - 5:36 pm | View Link
  • How to survive the summer heat — without spending too much
    SALT LAKE CITY — Let’s face it: the heat is oppressive. You can go outside to get the mail, then come back in feeling more sticky than a fly strip. Worse yet, when you’re sticky, the flies are more attracted to you than the strips. You sit on a ...
    08/1/2014 - 4:42 pm | View Link
  • House Approves $694 Million Border Spending Bill, Vote To End DREAMer Program
    But the legislation has virtually no chance of becoming law. The Republican-led House of Representatives passed an emergency $694 million border bill 223-189 on Friday before going into the month-long August recess. The measure has little impact, however ...
    08/1/2014 - 2:57 pm | View Link
  • Dark-money spending nears $1 million in Corp Com race
    Dark-money spending nears $1 million in Corp Com race Another week, another few hundred thousand dollars in dark money sunk into the campaign to get Tom Forese and Doug Little installed on the Arizona Check out this story on ...
    08/1/2014 - 1:58 pm | View Link
  • Construction spending falls 1.8% from May in biggest drop since Jan. 2011
    Construction spending in June came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $950.2 billion, down 1.8% from the revised May estimate of $967.8 billion, but 5.5% above the June 2013 estimate of $900.3 billion. It's the biggest monthly drop since January 2011.
    08/1/2014 - 7:15 am | View Link
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  • National Health Expenditure Data
    National Health Expenditure Accounts are comprised of the following: National Health Expenditures. Historical spending measures annual health spending in ...
    08/1/2014 - 6:33 am | 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 ...
    08/1/2014 - 5:00 am | View Website
  • Living Well Spending Less® — The adventure of finding ...
    The adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget
    07/31/2014 - 5:54 pm | View Website
  • Government spending
    Government spending or expenditure includes all government consumption, investment, and transfer payments. In national income accounting the acquisition by ...
    07/31/2014 - 5:54 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 ...
    07/31/2014 - 11:13 am | View Website
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