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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  • Three Clever Ways Restaurants Are Tricking You Into Spending More Money
    Think you’re a savvy diner? Restaurants use all sorts of clever tricks to squeeze extra dough from your wallet, as the Daily Mail noted in a roundup of the top tactics. What’s on the menu — and what’s left off it — can have a big impact on how ...
    08/19/2014 - 6:19 am | View Link
  • How Much of Your Money Should You Be Spending on Rent?
    One main aspect of maintaining a healthy budget is knowing how much you can afford to spend on various items. Rent is often the biggest part of a person’s monthly expenses, and determining how much you should spend on your rent can be tricky. While your ...
    08/19/2014 - 6:12 am | View Link
  • Rob Astorino's jobs plan: Fracking, flat spending, canal split and more
    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino on Tuesday launched a tour of the state to tout his newly unveiled jobs plan, which calls on the state to authorize hydraulic fracturing, hold state spending flat and use part of a financial settlement to take ...
    08/19/2014 - 5:57 am | View Link
  • After ‘Blackfish,’ SeaWorld hurt financially but keeps up political spending
    SeaWorld Entertainment has suffered financially since the release of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” that accused the theme park of mistreating its main attraction — killer whales. The company last week reported second-quarter losses, its stock ...
    08/19/2014 - 5:27 am | View Link
  • 11.2% rise in MasterCard spending during Great Singapore Sale
    SINGAPORE: Despite reports that the recent Great Singapore Sale (GSS) was not that great for retailers, MasterCard says there was double-digit growth in GSS spending by its credit card holders this year. In a news release on Tuesday (Aug 19), it announced ...
    08/19/2014 - 4:30 am | View Link
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  • Living Well Spending Less® — The adventure of finding ...
    The adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget
    08/22/2014 - 8:02 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 ...
    08/21/2014 - 10:01 pm | View Website
  • Web site of the National Debt Awareness Center
    The Treasury Department has the third largest expense in the federal budget. Only Defense and entitlement programs (run by Departments of Health and Human Services ...
    08/21/2014 - 8:57 pm | View Website
  • Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go ...
    Non-partisan research and policy institute working on federal and state fiscal policies and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income Americans
    08/21/2014 - 4:25 pm | View Website
  • Government spending
    Government spending or expenditure includes all government consumption, investment, and transfer payments. In national income accounting the acquisition by ...
    08/21/2014 - 11:45 am | View Website
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