• Survey: Americans Waste An Average Of $5K On Non-Essential Purchases A Year

    5 monthes ago - By CBS

    MINNEAPOLIS - We talk quite a bit on WCCO about saving for emergencies and retirement. But a new survey shows people are still wasting a lot of money.
    The survey from GoBankingRates says the average American wastes about $5,300 a year on non-essential buys.
    Those non-essential buys include things like coffee and alcohol, restaurant and takeout meals, ride-sharing and taxis, clothing and leisure events.
    According to the survey, younger adults tend to be bigger spenders than older adults. Millennials were found to spend an average of $6,283 a year compared to younger baby boomers' $4,196 a...
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