This interesting graphic shows how the average US consumer spends their money. Figures are based on an April 2009 survey from the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Labor Statistics. I'd love to see one for celebrities and the rich. I've always wondered what they did with their money.
Link - via boingboing
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by coconutnut.
our new President is that he & his cronies think they know better than we do how to spend the money we all make.
@Johnny Cat: Why is that outrageous? The caption actually says "Insurance, Pensions", which includes Social Security tax payments, which at this point in the life of that program doesn't exactly guarantee an eventual payout upon retirement, so I'd first question why SS taxes are included in that figure. That 10.8 percent also includes retirement savings; most people are far behind where they ought to be for retirement in the first place, so that figure should be higher.
Actually you are correct. Everyone who has a job does not pay attention to the taxes being automatically taken out. I have a couple times added up how much in taxes I pay each month any it is about $450. But still that does not equal my student loan payment each month which is over $300 more than that.