Infographic: How We're Spending Our Disposable Income

By Beth Pinsker, Editorial Director of dealnews

While dismal job creation news has been the big headline this week, there is some good news out there. Our friends at have dug through some data and found out that incomes are up over the first three months of the year. And with people making more, they're spending more.

What are we spending more on? The top increase goes to gas, and it's not such good news that you can attribute that jump to higher prices. But also up is spending on building and garden materials (go green thumbs!) and sporting goods, hobby, music and book stores (go iPad lovers and weekend warrior jocks!).

Here's an infographic breakdown of the data for you to enjoy:

Beth Pinsker is dealnews' Editorial Director. She was most recently the Editor of and has been a life-long bargain hunter. Follow her on Twitter — @bethpinsker. Follow @bethpinsker You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
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