Budgeting Expenses

Interesting Facts and Trends

What categories have increased the most?

The advent of the Internet, and the related products and services that we buy, on average represent more than $1,000 per person/per year, according to a study in the New York Times. College tuition plus room and board have increased more than 500% since 1980 to $20,435 according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Health insurance has more than doubled between 1984 and 2009, to $5,049 per single insured person.


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