I did a quick little download of the family’s expenses for 2008.
The #1 expense, far and away? Food.
And my kids are so skinny, too! What’s up with that?
Mortgage and taxes are neck-and-neck for #2. Taxes are the actual #2, but I don’t break out sales, real estate, auto licensing and insurance taxes, employer payroll taxes, gas taxes, utility taxes–actually, taxes would easily surpass food if I bothered to count them all.
But that’d be too depressing.