Healthy Finance

Cents-less spending

Written by Healthy Living

Americans have developed a reputation around the world as materialistic and wasteful spenders. Based on the following numbers, that perception is not far from reality: 

  • $1,038: how much the average American spends each year on lottery tickets, according to a survey commissioned by Bankrate, a consumer financial services company based in New York City.
  • $1,200: the amount Americans spend each year on fast food, a onepoll.com survey states. 
  • $70,000: how much Americans spend on takeout and delivery in their lifetime, according to research commissioned by Home Chef, a Chicago-based meal kit and food delivery company.
  • $1.04 trillion: how much Americans owe in credit card debt, the Federal Reserve reports.

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