How do you spend the largest percentage of your monthly income?

United States
January 14, 2007 6:45pm CST
In recent studies it has been said that people all have different compulsive disorders. every month everyone is said to have some obsession that they spend the majority of their income on. It could be anything. It could be video games, comic books, action figures, rent, food and etc. Think about it. I know mine is books because I like to read. But outside of basic necessities , what do you spend the most money on and why?
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
15 Jan 07
i don't i spend all my money on my mortgage!
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• United States
26 Feb 07
I think everyone will agree on mortgage or bills
@xkaraix (596)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Mine is rent unfortunately :( I'm moving soon so hopefully that will change.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 07
I am a business minded person, I am into selling stuffs right now, while studying so my income still goes to my business. I pay in advance so that I will get discounts. Part of my money goes to my savings and I treat myself sometimes. Buy a dress, food etc.
• India
15 Jan 07
I greatly appreciate your thrift and prudence. YOu will have a bright future.
• United States
15 Jan 07
Mine is rent, food, and a student loan. I don't have much left after that. And, whatever I do either goes for credit card payments or savings. (My credit card bills are mostly because of car repairs).
• United States
16 Jan 07
Oh no not the notorious credit card and student loans. I'm about to scream. I know how that is.
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
15 Jan 07
For my family it would be eating out. My husband and I both are not too fond of cooking and most of the time we are just too tired to cook so we end up eating out a lot. In fact I have started limiting how much we eat out each month because I know we were spending way to much money.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
15 Jan 07
make hay while sun shines.
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@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
15 Jan 07
my obsession is to keep a roof over my sons head so its rent and bills that i spend my income on
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• United States
15 Jan 07
I can definately understand that because you definately have to prioritize, but outside of your priorities what is the big one. lol
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• United States
15 Jan 07
I really don't think "rent" or "mortgage" could count as an obsession, I think it would actually be a basic necessity. However it is certainly what I spend the most money on. I do spend a lot on renovating and decorating my home, which is older and not in great shape when we bought it, I guess that would count as an obesssion.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
I recently moved so most of my income goes to supporting two house mortgages till my old home sells. After that it's bills, food, and basic everday necessities. No extra spending money right now but if I did I would like to be able to save for a better vehicle.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
15 Jan 07
well i like to spend on my because i get to see their sweet smile.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Some of my Plants - Houseplants
I spend my money, after all necessary bills have been paid, on my houseplants and my pets. Houseplants are my hobby and my pets are my babies.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Well the largest part of our money is spent on bills. Then after that groceries & gas. We spend 20-40 every 2 weeks to eat out. If we have anything left we save it.
@itsjustmeb (1212)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
I spend the most money on cloth diapers for my daughter, because there are so many pretty diapers out there. That and on bills, and clothes for my kids.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Call me strange because I may be one of the few people who aren't involved in theatre personally who is this into it, but I spend the majority of my extra money on live theatre performances. I really love live theatre, especially musicals, and there is something so much more rewarding to me in finding theatre to spend my money on instead of going to the movies or other forms of entertainment that most people around my age probably spend their cash on. I just have such a passion for theatre, and I hope that i always will! ^_^
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@aaron2416 (152)
• India
15 Jan 07
i like going out a lot...so every free time i get, i will spend most of my income on going out with freinds, family members...
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@dizzyboy (51)
• United States
17 Jan 07
well ..most of my income i spend on my computer because the computer is my life ..i started spending money on my computer since i bought it...and from then all my income is gettin` in my computer
• United States
16 Jan 07
Well... I'd have to say... my money on non-essentials goes to my birds and the scrapbook store! I am not a true scrapbooker, but I love all the little gems and colors and bits of material and use them to make cards for co-workers and/or photo embellishments for gifts and/or gift tags, letters, really anything. It is amazing how quickly it adds up! But... the petstore (and online options) are so close by that I can't leave out my kitties or birdies. They demand a lot of excitement. Catnip for the cats and bells for the birds!
• United States
16 Jan 07
Well first of course would be bills...which is always what we do first before we do anything else. Next probably would be groceries and other little type things. We don't really buy anything else on a regular basis, month-to-month. I do have an obession with books, so I buy those when I see them...but I really can't think of anything else we buy.
• India
16 Jan 07
beside basic necessities , i would like to spend on my baby requirment like it block games , stories books, drawing book with colour pencil etc.My baby is 4 and half years old .
@ichurn (611)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I spend the largest percentage on my monthly income for my daily necessities. That's all. I don't actually buy things I don't need. I just have the things that I need. I make my life as simple as I can.
@Mecboy (1051)
• United States
16 Jan 07
In the income I get from Mylot, IF i have enough I will spend it on steam games, Like Half-Life 2 game of the year winner of 50 awards. And counter strike source games like that