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I found these Budget stats from two different sources and thought I will share.
How Americans Spend Their Money – 2008:
Housing & Related purchases – 33.90%
Entertainment & Miscellaneous Items – 19.40%
Transportation – 17.00%
Food – 12.70%
Personal Insurance & Pensions – 11.10%
Healthcare – 5.90%
Standard Budget Percentage:
Housing – 35%
Life – 25%
Debt Repayment – 15%
Savings – 10%
Transportation – 15%
Sources: US News – US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNBC TV

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