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How much do you spend to keep your family entertained?

February 9, 2010

Please retweetDo you remember spending just $25 a month on your phone bill?  For that matter, do you remember when your “landline” was your main telecommunications expense?  By 2004, according to data from the Census Bureau, the average American spent $770.95 annually on services such as cable television, Internet connectivity, and video games.  By the end of 2008, that figure rose to $903.  By the end of this year, the figure could reach $997.07.  The government figures do not even include movies, music and television shows bought through iTunes, cellphone service, or data plans bought in addition to that service with the purchase of smartphones.  Read more

Do you think that the subscriptions and services for entertainment and communications have reached parity and became indispensable necessities of life such as electricity, water, and groceries? Do you think you could live without such forms of entertainment or telecommunications, even for one day?

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Francis M. Unson