7 spending trends that speak volumes about US consumers

Where Are U.S. Consumers Spending Their Money?
Where Are U.S. Consumers Spending Their Money?

How we spend our hard-earned money can be quite revealing.

"To some extent, we are what we buy," explains Money.

Some products experience surging sales after a strong marketing campaign, a dramatic shift in price or the endorsement of a popular celebrity — have you heard of the "Oprah Effect"? But often the rush to buy is the result of shifting U.S. demographics.

The seven hot-selling items in a list compiled by Money reflect the latter. Check out where U.S. consumer dollars are flowing and what that reveals about Americans today.

View the 7 items below:

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