Results for - 8 Things Americans Spend Ridiculous Amounts of Money On

1,798 voters participated in this survey

1. If you are an American, see how you compare with the 8 things mentioned in an article I read. The first is weddings. Average wedding costs $26,444 and the average bride spends more than $1200 on a wedding dress. (I spent $300 on my wedding and borrowed a wedding gown. Of course, in all fairness my wedding was 39 yrs. ago.) Do you think this is extravagant?

Yes
63%
1,073 votes
No
13%
223 votes
Undecided
8%
134 votes
Not Applicable
16%
270 votes

2. No. 2 is rent. Americans spend at least 1/2 of their income towards rent. Do you?

Yes
24%
409 votes
No
51%
860 votes
Not Applicable
25%
431 votes

3. No. 3 is paying off student loans. Average debt is $37,172. Did you ever have a student loan debt?

Yes
27%
455 votes
No
50%
855 votes
Not Applicable
23%
390 votes

4. No. 4 is having a baby. The cost of raising a child born in 2013 is $245,340. Did you have children?

Yes
50%
852 votes
No
29%
488 votes
Not Applicable
21%
360 votes

5. No. 5 is airline fees. We pay for pillows, peanuts, baggage fees, reservation change fees, you name it. I never pay for any of the above. Do you when you fly?

Yes
14%
235 votes
No
46%
783 votes
Not Applicable
40%
682 votes

6. No. 6 is bank overdraft fees. This is a $17 billion moneymaker for banks. I have never incurred such a fee. Have you?

Yes
33%
569 votes
No
67%
1,131 votes

7. No. 7 is auto loan debt. It has surpassed the trillion dollar mark this year. Do you have a car loan?

Yes
22%
377 votes
No
57%
972 votes
Not Applicable
21%
351 votes

8. No. 8 is commuting. The average spent is $2600 a year. I have my own car and have never lived more than 10 min from my job. Do you spend money commuting to your job?

Yes
24%
405 votes
No
37%
626 votes
Not Applicable
39%
669 votes
07/17/2016 Money 1798 25 By: chrism4555

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