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Is this typical of how your family spends money?

 

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 2:08 PM on Nov. 8, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • No. I snickered at "processed vegetables" as one of the categories.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 2:39 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • This is the percent change in spending in broad market categories. Not meant to be representative, necessarily, of how we spend money so much as it is how spending habits changed between 2007 and 2010. I'm really not surprised in that spending on a lot of nonessentials went down, on average. If the average household spent only $1,219 on new vehicles in 2010, that means that really a very low percentage of households bought a new vehicle. As expected given the economy. For example, I know I was zero, so out of about another 24 people, one person bought a vehicle and 24 of us didn't.
    Mom2Just1Kiddo

    Answer by Mom2Just1Kiddo at 4:19 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • No.
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 2:08 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • Not by a long shot! Who really does these studies? They are always so far off from what people REALLY do.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 2:59 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • No
    L0vingMy3Girls

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 2:12 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • Definitely not. For one, neither of us has ever owned a new car or truck. We also don't buy alcohol, and I think I've only had to buy ONE thing for our house since my third child was born 5 years ago. What can I say? I'm lucky to come from a family of hoarders that like to donate some of their older finds to me so they can collect more :)
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 2:14 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • No. Our largest costs are housing, insurance (which has gone WAY up for us), health care, and gasoline. We don't spend anything on tobacco, alcohol, or pets, and our vehicles are paid off.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:14 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • My greatest expense is not even listed on that pic, so I would have to say No.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:22 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • Nope.
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 3:57 PM on Nov. 8, 2011

  • Our largest cost is DS tutition. Before that is was his child care...which wasn't even on the list.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:25 PM on Nov. 8, 2011