How much money did you spend last year?

If you’re like most people, you may answer “Too much!” or “A truck-load!” without knowing an actual number.

But, thanks to a yearly survey by the Department of Labor, we can now account for each category of spending for the whole year, both in real dollars and as a percent of the overall budget.

In fact, it’s estimated that the average U.S. consumer spent a total of $49,638 last year, or $4,136.50 monthly and approximately $138 per day!

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Hey Sacramento – what’s in YOUR wallet? Examining the average credit score, debt, and consumer spending in Sactown.

We regularly hear about financial statistics like national debt, unemployment rates, and even homeownership levels in the U.S. Whether it’s on the TV news, in the newspaper, or via news reports online, it seems like we can’t escape data about our economy – and the individual consumers in it. However, there is one ...

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American Shopping Holidays; 25 Facts about Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Last year, about 137 million Americans – about half of our adult population – flocked to malls, shops, and their favorite retailers on Black Friday. They’re spending big bucks, as U.S. consumers will throw down about $61.4 billion in sales this year, up from $41 billion in 2008. (In total, we’re expected to spend about $682 billion this holiday season!)

The name “Black ...

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Primed to revolutionize retail: 25 facts about Amazon Prime

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If you shop on Amazon.com, the world’s biggest retail site, the chances are that you’ve already signed up to take advantage of their exclusive membership subscription.

In fact, Amazon Prime has grown so quickly that it’s revolutionizing the online retail industries.  Rendering traditional buying and selling models obsolete, ‘Prime has sent shock waves around the world of ...

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