Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 19, Part A - Miscellaneous Expenses - Miscellaneous Expenses

Section 19, Part A covers miscellaneous expenses such as funeral expenses, legal and accounting fees, various household services, babysitting and adult care, toys and games, lotteries, and pet expenses.

Now I am going to ask about miscellaneous expenses which have not been collected anywhere else in this survey. Please remember to include any payments you made online or had automatically deducted.

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU had expenses for any of the following, either for you or any members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?

* Read each item on list.

  1. Fresh flowers or potted plants
  2. Professional photography

  3. Services of lawyers or other legal professionals
  4. Accounting fees
  5. Occupational expenses, such as union dues or professional licenses
  6. Gardening or lawn care services
  7. Housekeeping services
  8. Home security system service fees
  9. Other home services or small repair jobs around the house, not previously reported
  10. Moving, storage, or freight
  11. Stamp or coin collecting
  12. Lotteries or games of chance
  13. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your CU had expenses for babysitting, nanny services, or other childcare, not already reported, either for you or any members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Were your expenses for -

  1. Babysitting, nanny services, or other child care in YOUR home?
  2. Babysitting, nanny services, or other child care in someone ELSE's home?
  3. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your CU had expenses for toys, games, or arts and crafts kits, either for you or any members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Were your expenses for -

  1. Toys or games?
  2. Arts or crafts kits?
  3. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your CU had expenses for the purchase of pets, pet supplies, pet medicines, pet services, or veterinarian services, either for you or any members of your CU's pets or for pets belonging to someone outside your CU?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Were your expenses for -

  1. Purchase of pets, pet supplies, or medicine for pets
  2. Pet services
  3. Veterinarian expenses for pets
  4. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your CU had expenses for catered affairs, parties, or events, either for you or any members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Were your expenses for -

  1. Food and beverages for catered affairs?
  2. Live entertainment?
  3. Rental of party supplies?
  4. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your CU had expenses for the purchase or upkeep or cemetery lots or vaults or for funerals, burials, or cremation, either for you or any members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Were your expenses for -

  1. Purchase or upkeep of cemetery lots or vaults?
  2. Funerals, burials, or cremation?
  3. None/No more

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What was the expense for? [enter text] _____________

In what month did you have this expense? [enter text] _____________

* Enter 13 for same amount each month of the reference period.

Was this expense for someone inside or outside your CU?

What was the total amount of this expense?/What is your monthly expense?[enter value] _____________

* Do not include legal fees related to real estate closing costs reported in Section 3

* Enter 'C' for a combined reimbursement

What other expense is the "above miscellaneous item" combined with? [enter text] _____________

* Enter all that apply

Did you have any other expenses for the "miscellaneous item"?

What was the expense for? [enter text] _____________

In what month did you have this expense? [enter text] _____________

* Enter 13 for same amount each month of the reference period.

Was this expense for someone inside or outside your CU?

What was the total amount of this expense?/What is your monthly expense?[enter value] _____________

* Do not include legal fees related to real estate closing costs reported in Section 3

Did you have any other expenses for the "miscellaneous item"?

End of Section 19A

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Last Modified Date: April 16, 2009

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