You’ll Spend Almost $1,500 on the Holidays This Year . . . and Only a Third Is For Gifts

You’ll Spend Almost $1,500 on the Holidays This Year . . . and Only a Third Is For Gifts

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Hope you’re saving money, because Christmas is going to do its best to bankrupt you this year.

A new study by the consulting company Deloitte found the average person will spend almost $1,500 on the holidays this year. Here’s how that breaks down . . .

  • $487 on gifts.
  • $348 going to holiday parties.
  • $212 hosting holiday parties.
  • $182 on clothing for yourself or your family that ISN’T a gift.
  • $124 on decorations.
  • And $110 on random other expenses.

That’s a total of $1,463 . . . so only one-third is going toward gifts.

And that total doesn’t include things you buy for YOURSELF. Half of people say they plan on getting themselves a gift or two while they’re shopping.

(Yahoo Finance)

(On a related note, another survey found that 71% of people say the thing that gets them into the “holiday spirit” is . . . shopping.)

Kid Makes $1,500 a Night Eating Dinner in Front of His Webcam

Kid Makes $1,500 a Night Eating Dinner in Front of His Webcam

How do people luck into jobs like this? There’s a 14-year-old kid in South Korea who goes by the name B.J. PATOO, and he makes up to $1,500 a night just by eating at his computer.

There’s a phenomenon over there called “mukbang”, which literally translates as, “eating broadcast”. (It’s pronounced “muck-bong.”)

It’s pretty simple: You just sit in front of your webcam and chat with people . . . while eating large quantities of food, sometimes very LOUDLY.

Patoo is one of the most popular mukbangers . . . if that’s a word . . . which is why he makes so much. It all comes from fans, who “gift” him things called “Star Balloons” that cost about ten cents each. And most of his fans are teenagers.

A lot of them say they watch because it’s entertaining, which is weird . . .

Other people say it helps them satisfy their cravings without actually eating . . . which is probably weirder, because when was the last time you turned on the Food Network, and then DIDN’T want to eat everything in your fridge?

Anyway, “Business Insider” says the mukbang kid made about 250 GRAND in 2013 . . . which really makes you wonder why you paid so much for that college diploma.

(Business Insider / ABC News / AllKPop.com)

Kid Makes $1,500 a Night

The Average Person Picks Up Their Phone 1,500 Times a Day?

The Average Person Picks Up Their Phone 1,500 Times a Day?

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You’d THINK your phone has made your LAZIER . . . but is it secretly pumping up your biceps?

A new study found the average person picks up their phone 1,500 times a DAY. That seems high, but think about it . . .

Assuming you’re awake for 17 hours, that’s about three times every two minutes . . . which doesn’t actually seem THAT unrealistic.

That means you’re doing a bicep curl of about four ounces every time you pick up your phone . . . for a total of 375 pounds of lifting during the day. How are you not more ripped, bro?

The study also found we use our phone for around 22.9 total hours per week . . . so you’re spending approximately one full day each week using your cell phone.

Two-thirds of people say picking up their phone to check it is such a reflex they do it a lot of the time without even thinking about it.

(Daily Mail)