How Much Will You Spend This Year On Technology?

BY STEPHEN JUDD According to a recent poll conducted in New York City, 25% will spend less than $200.00 on technology this year, 22% will spend $201 to $500, 22% will spend $501 to $1,000, and 31% will spend more than $1,000. - 50% of Americans have increased their technology budget in 2013. - $8 billion was spent on smartphone apps in 2012, up 27% over the previous year. iPhone- 63% of consumers say the spend more on tech bills than utilities. - 125 million iPhones were sold last year, up 53% from 2011. - 23% don't own a tablet but say they plan to buy one in the next six months. So, how much will you spend this year on technology? Something else to think about... The average American gives about 3.1 percent of his or her income to charity (before taxes). The average household [family] donates $1,620 each year to charity. That's just three dollars a day, per family—as little as your morning cup of coffee! Based on the above statistics, one could conclude that the average person in America spends more on technology than they give to charity. Consider this... For as little as 50 cents a day, you can support Tupelo Children's Mansion by becoming a Mansion Kid Sponsor. You will have the opportunity to choose a specific child that you want to help, or you may decide that you simply want to sponsor this great cause in general, and not sponsor a specific child, which is fine. For more information on how you can support Tupelo Children's Mansion and make a difference in the life of a child, click here...   Let's connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ Stephen Judd | @stephenjudd | @mansionkids