from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be spent; proper to be used for current needs: as, spendable income.

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  • adjective Capable of being spent.

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  • adjective (used of funds) remaining after taxes


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  • A 1996 study by Linda Ginnarelli and Eugene Steuerle at the Urban Institute examined the changes in what we are calling spendable income for different hypothetical families currently on welfare if they were to become employed in a minimum-wage job.3 The tax implications include actual taxes paid, lost welfare benefits, and any expenditure necessary for the job such as commuting expenditures for both part-time and full-time employment.


  • As far as being able to spend some of the income from these gains, most of the interest and dividend payments are not in spendable form but locked in tax-sheltered investments -- only 20 per cent of U.S. households actually receive spendable dividends.

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  • "When you get into this type of economy, where the consumer does not have the kind of spendable income that they had previously, they tend to do more things as a family," Neil Friedman, president of Mattel brands, said in a telephone interview.

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  • Yet now that they, the socialists, have won, they have to resort to the IRS to run and maintain the system which will lead to more invasive control of the individual Americans 'spendable' income toward mandated insurance and less toward individual investing in retirement systems, stocks, and general personal disposable income.

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  • Starting with the year ending in mid-2011, Ross said, new accounting standards will require more precise definitions of "spendable" amounts within fund balances. - Top Stories

  • The sole difference is perception ... aka "spendable" dollars in the end.


  • Academic research shows that small increases in paychecks are viewed as "spendable" income, while larger lump sums are viewed as wealth to be saved. Homepage

  • Academic research shows that small increases in paychecks are viewed as "spendable" income, whereas larger lump sums are viewed as wealth to be saved. Top News Headlines

  • Less demand for housing means an even more depressed housing market - which, in turn, leads to less spendable income for everybody.

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  • They distribute shares rather than cash, so investors don't get spendable income, but pay taxes only when they sell.

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