Now you can find out for sure if you're keeping up with the Joneses. "Bundle" is a sophisticated and time-wasting website compiled from Citi credit card data that has a powerful way of showing you spending by age, income, household type and geographical location. It automatically knows where you are, and shows you how everybody's blowing their paychecks all around you.
My favorite feature is the short quiz that designated me a "wired thing," perhaps making me more profligate than most. There's a remarkable amount of data you can drill down to, all the way to the favorite shopping haunts of the people in your area. But really, people around here spin $893 a month on shopping? Compared to that, I guess I'm not such a spendthrift after all.