Posts Tagged ‘spending’

How Money Moves in the US

March 28, 2013

This map shows how money moves across the US. Using data from, a dollar bill tracking site, Dr. Dirk Brockman, a theoretical physicist, found the borders which dollar bills do not cross. An interesting map, with quite a few non-surprises. Many of these borders seem logical and map well to other, similar types of border studies.




How American Spending Habits Change with Age

November 30, 2012
Plastic Dinnerware spending with age

Plastic Dinnerware Spending by Age

Spending on New Cars by Age

Spending on New Cars by Age


Spending habits change over a person’s life: people generally buy nicer and more expensive items as they get older. Following are some interesting highlights from The Atlantic’s thirty five graphs showing spending plotted against age. Click through any image to see the rest.

–from The Atlantic