Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 19 - MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

Part A - Miscellaneous Expenses

  1. FRESH FLOWERS OR POTTED PLANTS

  2. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  3. SERVICES OF LAWYERS OR OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, including -
will divorce civil litigation, including lawsuits,
bankruptcies, etc.
bail bonds contracts
arbitration services estate settlements criminal litigation,
including traffic citations
mediation

Do not include fees for business purposes or those related to closing costs for the purchase of real estate.

  1. ACCOUNTING FEES, including -
estate management trust management income tax preparation

Do not include fees for business purposes.

  1. OCCUPATIONAL EXPENSES, such as union dues or professional licenses.
  1. GARDENING OR LAWN CARE SERVICES, including -
fertilizing lawn cutting hedge trimming
tree removal tilling tree pruning
planting plowing

Include any services provided under service contracts.
Do not include services which are covered by management or maintenance fees.

  1. HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES, including -
cleaning laundering cooking
window washing carpet cleaning
  1. HOME SECURITY SYSTEM SERVICE FEES
  1. OTHER HOME SERVICES OR SMALL REPAIR JOBS AROUND THE HOUSE, NOT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED
    Include diaper service.
  1. MOVING, STORAGE, OR FREIGHT, including -
    moving companies mini-warehouses self-storage units cargo shipping
    Do not include expenses that are reimbursed by employer or other persons outside of the household.
  1. STAMP OR COIN COLLECTING, including -

stamp albums coin albums first day covers
  1. LOTTERIES OR GAMES OF CHANCE
  1. BABYSITTING, NANNY SERVICES, OR OTHER CHILD CARE IN YOUR HOME
    Do not include nursery school care or care in a day care center.

  2. BABYSITTING, NANNY SERVICES, OR OTHER CHILD CARE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S HOME
    Do not include nursery school care or care in a day care center.
  1. TOYS OR GAMES, inlcuding -

trains dart board action figures games
infant toys stuffed animals dolls trucks
  1. ARTS OR CRAFT KITS, including -
model kits model kits
needlepoint kits rug kits
  1. SEWING AND KNITTING MATERIALS FOR THE HOME, INCLUDING FABRIC FOR MAKING SLIPCOVERS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, AFGHANS, TABLECLOTHS, FLOWERS, CURTAINS, ETC., AND FOR HANDWORK INCLUDING YARN

  1. SEWING MATERIALS FOR MAKING CLOTHES, INCLUDING ANY FABRIC USED FOR MAKING CLOTHES

  1. SEWING NOTIONS, including -

sewing basket patterns buttons thread
sewing kit crochet hooks measuring tapes knitting needles, equipment
crochet thread scissors zipper embroidery hoops
seam binding snaps needles/pins embroidery thread
  1. OTHER SEWING MATERIALS, INCLUDING -

interfacing fiberfill stuffing beads, glitter, sequins
quilt pad foam rug material felt or felt squares
  1. PURCHASE OF PETS, PET SUPPLIES, OR MEDICINE FOR PETS, including -

aquarium tropical fish dog house collars
hamster cage pet toys bird cage dog
guinea pig cat bird hamster
gerbil
Exclude pet food.
  1. PET SERVICES, including -
grooming kennels license pet daycare pet resorts
  1. VETERINARIAN EXPENSES FOR PETS, including -
vet insurance veterinary treatment
  1. FOOD AND BEVERAGES FOR CATERED AFFAIRS

bridal showers parties Bar/Bat Mitzvahs quinceañeras
weddings graduations anniversaries confirmations
  1. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR CATERED AFFAIRS
  1. RENTAL OF PARTY SUPPLIES FOR CATERED AFFAIRS
  1. PURCHASE OR UPKEEP OF CEMETERY LOTS OR VAULTS

  2. FUNERALS, BURIALS, OR CREMATION, including -
burial fees flowers for funeral musician honoraria limosines (used
during funeral)
burial plans clergy funeral transcript
headstones footstones

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011

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