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Reading costs
« on: September 16, 2020, 09:35:07 am »
Just read a Kiplinger article on things that cost more in retirement. Reading is one of them. According to the article the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the average non-retired household spends $101 per year on reading. The average retired household spends $173 per year. Neither number is very encouraging.
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    Re: Reading costs
    « Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 10:12:58 am »
    In our case neither number is very realistic either - LOL.
    Now if those were monthly numbers theyd be closer. [emoji15][emoji849]
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    Re: Reading costs
    « Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 10:19:18 am »
    Not very encouraging because either number is too low? DH and I would be hard pressed to keep it $100 a month.

    If we were not as fortunate as we are and had to severely trim the budget to afford necessities, we could stop buying books.  We'd be back to garage sales, used book stores (he can still read paper books), the public library for both digital and paper, or re-reading the thousands of books already in our Kindle library.


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    Re: Reading costs
    « Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 06:46:05 pm »
    In our case neither number is very realistic either - LOL.
    Now if those were monthly numbers theyd be closer. [emoji15][emoji849]

    I'll agree that this applies to our household. I can't keep up with the number of books II reads a month.

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    Re: Reading costs
    « Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 12:43:28 pm »
    I'm cheered to know people read, period. So many stats on the percentage of people who don't read a single book each year. I am fortunate to get 99% of mine from the library so I don't spend much on them. I give enough to Amazon for other things!

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    Re: Reading costs
    « Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 12:18:59 am »
    I have not kept a record and I've been retired a bit more than 2-1/2 years. I have so many books I have not read yet, both in paper and on kindle, so I would not have to spend money every month. I joined Audible early this year and I consider it a splurge. I read books more than I listen.
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