Are you wasting over $5000 a year? The average American is

It's been found that the average American wastes over $5,000 a year on non-essential things.  Some of the "non-essentials" are eating out, ride sharing/taxis, drinking at bars and restaurants and some other things.  I would argue though, that even though these things are "non-essential", they're fun, so is it really a waste of money?  More here