US Consumption in Real Time

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We’ve all been there. Your paycheck comes and within a few days, it feels like you never got paid at all. You wonder where your money went, and unless you’re keeping a budget, chances are it went to things you didn’t really need or intend to buy in the first place. Maybe you went to the store for some milk and $30 dollars later, you’ve got more food than you actually needed in your pantry.  Or, maybe you went on Amazon to buy your mom a birthday present when you saw something you’ve been wanting for a long time and you decide to splurge.


You’re not the only one spending your money on Amazon, Walmart and Starbucks. In an interesting real time graphic, Coupon Box. created a way for you to see just how much Americans are spending. We love using our credit cards, drinking coffee, and let’s not forget, donating to charities.  With a second-by-second timer, watch as the numbers increase at surprisingly rapid rates. In just two minutes, online sales have reached $1.5 million and charitable donations are almost doubled at $2.5 million. Check out the graphic below to see just how much Americans are spending in these and other categories.


With credit cards and online shopping making it easier and easier to spend money with a simple swipe or click, it’s more important than ever to keep a budget, and also look for those special deals and bargains. Coupon Box does all the work for you so you don’t have to. Their website is filled with current savings and deals for major stores and restaurants like Pizza Hut, Target, and Macys. Jump on the virtual coupon clipping boat and your paycheck will last a little longer and your budget will thank you. Visit to see all the available savings for your wallet.