Average Family

Average Family Spending on Christmas Gifts 2012

11/02/2012
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Average Family Spending on Christmas Gifts 2012

November 1st; another holiday concluded and a new one to start budgeting for. I know most of you don’t want to hear the word Christmas prior to December, but Christmas is the most expensive holiday for the average family. If you want to keep your family budget underneath that average family spending for Christmas,...

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Women Lie More than Men When It Comes to How Much They Work

10/22/2012
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Women Lie More than Men When It Comes to How Much They Work

Don’t shoot me just yet! This title is not my opinion- it is just a sneaky, underhanded way to entice you to read. If you want to skewer me in the comments for headline trickery, I admit I’m guilty as charged. However, if you’ll lower your defenses for a moment, I’ll explain why women...

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Which Families Lost the Most Wealth in the Great Recession?

09/28/2012
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Which Families Lost the Most Wealth in the Great Recession?

Sometimes it’s good to be a loser. Losing weight is considered positive. Losing all of your debt is never a bad idea. Can we all agree that involuntarily losing your wealth is a bad thing? The wake of the Great Recession washed away a great deal of family wealth. According to the St. Louis...

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How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices

08/29/2012
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How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices

Ouch! Have you ventured out to the gas pump lately? Hurricane Isaac has made landfall and we are all familiar with how the natural disaster plays out. The seas rise, the rain falls, the winds topple and the gas prices soar. In fact, prices jumped $.05 just today alone. Of course gas prices have...

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Overanalyzing the Numbers behind the Family Grocery Bill

07/23/2012
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Overanalyzing the Numbers behind the Family Grocery Bill

I have nothing against people who like to come up with systems and plans for tackling the family grocery bill. There are some people who can simply set a weekly limit on their grocery budget and make it work. I’m not that kind of person. When I was a kid my favorite sesame street...

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Average Family Spending On Back-to-School Shopping in 2012

07/19/2012
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Average Family Spending On Back-to-School Shopping in 2012

Summer vacation. It’s time for children to get a break from studies, hang out with friends, sit by the pool and get into all kinds of trouble. In other words, the summer was a blast, but parents are ready for the fall to start and it is fast approaching. But, before your kids get...

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How Does the Average Family Budget Compare to Yours?

07/06/2012
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How Does the Average Family Budget Compare to Yours?

Would you be insulted if you were average in the romance department? How would you like to be called an average performer at your job? Do your friends think that you look average compared to everyone else? I’d say your average person dislikes being average. Average has almost become a pejorative in American culture....

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Average Family Spending On High School Graduation Gifts in 2012

06/04/2012
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Average Family Spending On High School Graduation Gifts in 2012

As the summer heats up this 2012, so will the numerous high school graduation parties. I know when such events arise I’m always interested in what my family budget and spending should be for these situations. Luckily, there is research on average family spending for high school graduations. What does the average family spend...

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Average Grocery Spending for Your Family and How to Improve Your Budget

05/18/2012
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Average Grocery Spending for Your Family and How to Improve Your Budget

If you are trying to lower your budget, you need to get familiar with three expenses: housing, transportation and food. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average family spends 63% of all budget expenditures on those three costs. Here at My Family Finances, I’ll help you to lower all three, but today...

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How Much Does the Average Family Spend on Mother’s Day Gifts in 2012?

05/11/2012
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How Much Does the Average Family Spend on Mother’s Day Gifts in 2012?

What is My Family Finances’ family Mother’s Day budget? Well, compared to the average family, it’s tiny. I may be able to supervise my children. I may even be able to prevent them from completing what seems to be a relentless mission to end their lives by swallowing small toys and diving off of...

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