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You don't need that: Average American spends almost $18,000 a year on nonessentials

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by John B. Foster, May 8, 2019.

  1. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    How unbelievably crappy life would be if you had no coffee, pizza, beer, TV, personal grooming expenses, & always packed lunch.

    This is just dumb.
    bigpern23 and HanSenSE like this.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Tread very carefully, USA Today. Your news product is usually nonessential.
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    "I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted."

    -W.C. Fields


    "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."

    -George Best
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    If you drink, rideshares are pretty fucking essential.
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  5. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    I would love to see the sourcing and methodology on this. $94 on grooming? Get the fuck out of here.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Between one haircut per month, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. I could see that being right as an average.
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  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    On the way home tonight, I think that I might buy a cable.
    Liut likes this.
  9. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    How much are you paying for your haircuts?
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And what if essentials - like TP or groceries - falls under "Online Shopping?"
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'd put "impulse purchases" under there too.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Me? $25, including a tip. But I only go every two or three months (and that's because my wife starts hinting loudly at how shaggy I am).

    But I know guys who pay $15-20 and get one every week. And women pay a whole hell lot more than that.
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