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Old 04-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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PSA: Soc Sec - Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook 2010

If you can get past identifying yourself as "aged" (not me!), there's a lot of good information here for you data/chart geeks out there (like me).

I've cut-n-pasted in one chart of many. Our % of spending by category is radically different, and I am sure that will be the case for many.
A tangent but it may be worth remembering these are current/nominal $. Not inflation adjusted so comparing age groups and drawing conclusions about spending less in later years directly from these $ figures is probably very misleading. We beat that to death had that discussion in an earlier thread.
And hopefully we won't get sidetracked discussing "consumer units" (again). Defined early in the linked doc.

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chart...-aged-2010.pdf
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Woo-hoo! My main take-away is that I should be spending lots more on clothing than I am, presently. Lands End, here I come. (Haven't my peers heard of the "retiree dress code"? )Otherwise, it looks like I am spending about the same or slightly more than others in my same situation.

Briefly scanning the pdf, I couldn't figure out how they dealt with income tax expenditures. It isn't in "other" as far as I could tell. I probably just need to read it more carefully.
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(Haven't my peers heard of the "retiree dress code"? )
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Precisely! And don't forget, dress shirts are NOT in accordance with the retiree dress code. An old worn out t-shirt, preferably faded and with the hem coming undone, is preferred for most occasions.
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I see. Depends quite sufficient eh?
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