A Mint.com survey about clothes shopping got my attention this morning — particularly the statistics on how much people around the country spend every month on clothes and accessories.
On average, according to the survey, people spend between 15 percent and 23 percent of their discretionary spending on the stuff we wear. Not surprisingly, Manhattan ranked No. 1, with folks there doling out 21 percent or $362 a month on fashion. San Francisco is No. 2, and Dallas (which is no surprise to us Texans) came in at No. 3.
It used to be easy to manage your privacy settings to prevent things from going public, but in the last few years, Facebook has made it harder and harder to control who sees what information. Some parts of your profile were set to be publicly viewed by default, so if you didn’t know to go in and change it, you were unknowingly broadcasting your party pictures to your boss. At one point I just gave up trying to figure it out, and didn’t know if some of my information was publicly visible or not. I’m not crazy–CNN says the site currently has more than 170 privacy options. No wonder I was lost!