How The Average U.S. Consumer Spends Their Paycheck
The Department of Labor's latest annual survey provides a detailed look into how the average U.S. consumer "unit" spent their paycheck in 2012.
Earning money and spending it is the American Way. All around the country, millions of people collect their paychecks and immediately turn around to spend it on the things they want and need. For many, the day they get paid is pure joy, excitement, or even relief.
For the millions of Americans collecting a paycheck, it's no secret that life can be expensive. Including everything from living expenses to entertainment to repayment of loans.
Here's some insight about how the average American spends their paycheck every year.