Shocking Spending Habits

“…half of American households don’t save any money”

– The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR)

– 1 out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage—the fastest growing segment of the commercial real estate industry over the past four decades. (New York Times Magazine)

– 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle. (U.S. Department of Energy)

– 3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally (UCLA)

– The average American woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine (Forbes)

– The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually (Forbes)

– The average American throws away 65 pounds of clothing per year (Huffington Post)

– Americans spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education (Psychology Today)

– 93% of teenage girls rank shopping as their favorite pastime (Affluenza)

– Women will spend more than eight years of their lives shopping (The Daily Mail)


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