How the poor, the middle class and the rich spend their money

12:58 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

How the poor, the middle class and the rich spend their money

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Take a look at this report from NPR's Planet Money team. How does it compare with your life? Do you spend more on education or health care? What about entertainment? Explore their visual take on the statistics via the link.
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For a historic look at spending in America, see our post What America Buys. For more, see our Graphing America series. How do Americans spend their money? And how do budgets change across the income spectrum? The graph below answers these questions. It shows average household spending patterns in for U.S.