Millennials are cheap – a graph that explains the teenage budget

Piper Jaffray got this when he last surveyed teenagers to learn how they spend money.

Nobody ever said it was easy being a teenager but, this make it look fun. Clothes (including shoes), electronics, movies, music, video games, concerts, accessories, food: That is the life. And together, it makes up about 70 percent of the teen budget.



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Tuition costs compared to other prices


The lines represent the price in a given year, as a percent of the price in 1985.

This graph from the New York Times shows how much tuition has gone up, way more than other costs. College tuition and fees today are 559 percent of their cost in 1985. In other words, they have nearly sextupled (while consumer prices have roughly doubled)…

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How We Subsidize Fossil Fuels

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Look at our tax dollars at work.

This is a little old, but I ran across it on Jon Taplin’s blog recently and I think it does a good job of making an important point—fossil fuel, as an industry, isn’t self supporting. No matter where we get our energy from, we’re propping up production with tax dollars.

However, here’s a couple things to keep in mind with this graph…

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Graph Compares Price Of Inkjet Ink To Other Liquids

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ReflectionOf.Me posted a graph that shows how much HP printer ink costs compared to human blood, vodka, crude oil and other precious liquids. We are confident that at least a few mob bosses will stop dealing drugs and switch to injet ink because it is simply more profitable and in higher demand…


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