Americans’ spending habits are changing out of necessity. When you don’t have as much money to spend any more then you make changes. Time has a series called “How Americans Spend Now.” There is a mixture of people represented those whose jobs have been affected by the economic downturn and some who are doing ok. The changes that people are making are because of money a doggie day care center sees fewer clients, a couple has cut out most of their entertainment because of unemployment and people who rely on tips talk about the decrease in gratuities.
Americans are spending differently because there is less to spend. If you have money and want to buy something then you should do that, as long as you are taking care of your needs and not going into debt.