INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Extra Dough Do Americans Have?

Once the bills are paid, the taxes are taken out and our basic needs are covered, what’s left? partnered with Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, to find out.  

Not surprisingly, the majority of Americans struggle to cover their basic necessities, while the top 2.2 per cent accounts for 11.2 per cent of the nation’s discretionary spending.  

The infographic below shows how yearly income, personality traits and lifestyle decisions play a role while tracing just where the money is headed. In all, we spend a shocking $1.47 trillion on goods and services. 

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