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What percentage of your household income is spent on purchasing goods and services?

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 4:17 PM on Mar. 18, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • do you include food in goods and services?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:36 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • yeah, what she said. what constitutes 'goods/services'? are these necessary things, or unnecessary?
    be more specific, pretty please?
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 4:58 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I think it would be easier to ask how much do you actually SAVE monthly/yearly?!

    In which case, I can say that my teaching salary is almost exclusively put into savings/investments--I keep about $200 per paycheck for me to spend however I want. We live off of my husband's salary--some of which goes into 401k and HSA accounts.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:54 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Goods and services...food, utilities, entertainment, housing, education, clothing, medical services, auto-related...whatever. Basically anything except taxes.
    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 5:54 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Oh...and investments aren't really goods or services. The fees associated with investing are considered services.
    UpSheRises

    Comment by UpSheRises (original poster) at 5:56 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • 30% or so.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:02 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • From our Avg Budget of 2010.....
    Groceries/Food 10%
    Utilities 5%
    Housing 12%
    Entertainment 4%
    Husband's Job(Baby gifts, wedding gifts, feeds, morale) 17%
    Family Gifts 10%
    Medical 5%
    Clothing 5%
    Auto 5%
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:11 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Well, except for savings.....all of it. Your list covers my bills: power, car, house, insurance, food, clothes, entertainment, medical, gas, etc., that is what my bills are. We save about 20% of each check. The rest is what we live off of.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:11 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • The rest goes into savings and investments.... ;o)
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:12 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • For 2011 We are budgeting roughly 25% to go towards husband's job because we are moving to larger group.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:13 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

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