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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  • Solving The Mystery Of American Health Spending After 1980: Part 1--Out-Of-Pocket Spending
    In a recent New York Times column, Austin Frakt nicely articulated a medical mystery: when compared to other countries, “something happened to U.S. health spending after 1980.” Like Agatha Christie’s whodunnit, The Orient Express, unraveling this ...
    05/20/2018 - 8:40 am | View Link
  • Federal tax cuts won’t boost workers’ wages — here’s why
    The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Recent reports paint a picture of tepid U.S. wage growth, with wages rising just 0.2 percent after inflation in the first quarter of 2018. It wasn’t supposed to be that way.
    05/20/2018 - 8:00 am | View Link
  • Congratulations: Graduation Spending Expected to Reach $5.2 Billion
    Consumers say they will spoil high school and college graduates this year by filling their greeting cards with gift cards and cash, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The average person buying ...
    05/20/2018 - 5:21 am | View Link
  • Senators to weigh amendments to $41.4B state budget
    BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of amendments have been proposed to a $41.4 billion state budget set to go before the Massachusetts Senate. Debate on the spending plan begins Tuesday and could last several days. Many of the amendments filed by senators would ...
    05/20/2018 - 4:03 am | View Link
  • Schools are spending billions on high-tech security. But are students any safer?
    With each new school shooting — the latest left 10 dead Friday in Santa Fe, Texas — the routine of death and grief grows numbingly familiar, and so does the inescapable question: Is there any way for schools to stop them? School districts trying to ...
    05/20/2018 - 1:04 am | View Link
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  • Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending ...
    The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy.
    05/16/2018 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • Outside Spending | OpenSecrets
    Outside Spending. The term "outside spending" refers to political expenditures made by groups or individuals independently of, and not coordinated with, candidates' committees.
    05/14/2018 - 3:56 am | View Link
  • A Useful Spending Debate
    Republicans in this Congress have failed to tame federal spending—on either entitlements or the discretionary accounts that won a big increase in this year’s omnibus bill. Perhaps they can now impose at least a little restraint on money that the government isn’t even spending. Congress can ...
    05/13/2018 - 5:11 pm | View Link
  • Statewide Spending
    This figure represents spending through the Commonwealth’s accounting and payroll systems and includes the use of appropriated, capital, federal grant, trust, and non-tax revenue funding sources.
    05/13/2018 - 3:38 pm | View Link
  • Spending
    spend (spĕnd) v. spent (spĕnt), spend·ing, spends 1. To use up or put out; expend: spent an hour exercising. 2. To pay out (money). 3. To wear out; exhaust: The storm ...
    05/13/2018 - 7:24 am | View Link
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