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. Also, please include any shipping and handling charges with the cost of any item that was shipped.

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

* 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 had expenses for --

* Read each item on list

* Do not include pet food. It is a Diary only item.
  1. Babysitting, nanny services, or other child care inside or outside of your home?
  2. Toys or games?
  3. Arts or crafts kits?
  4. Sewing, knitting, or quilting materials and items?
  5. Purchase of pets, pet supplies, or medicine for pets?
  6. Pet services
  7. Veterinarian expenses for pets


  8. Continue list

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Have you had expenses for --

* Read each item on list

  1. Food and beverages for catered affairs?
  2. Live entertainment?
  3. Rental of party supplies?
  4. Purchase or upkeep of cemetery lots or vaults?
  5. Funerals, burials, or cremation?


  6. 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 household?

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 household?

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 12, 2013

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