How The Poor, The Middle Class And The Rich Spend Money

08/02/2012 08:37 am ET | Updated Oct 02, 2012

How do Americans spend their money? And how do budgets change across the income spectrum?

The graph below answers these questions. It shows average household spending patterns for U.S. households in three income categories -- one just below the poverty line, one at the middle of the income distribution and one at the top of the distribution.

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