Where Do the Biggest U.S. Spenders Live?

Story: A new study links to the nation’s biggest spenders by their area codes. Not surprisingly, there are profligate spenders in D.C., Boston and New York – but it’s the cash-happy spender in the U.S. West that should surprise you. – – – Need budget and spending experts to explain what role geography plays in personal spending? Is it income only? Or, are there other factors in play that make people in certain regions/states/cities spend more cash? Also, are there consequences for all that spending, especially in high-cost states? Thanks in advance. Requirements: Budget and spending experts, financial experts, money experts, actual consumers who believe they spend too much money, or who are fiscally prudent, and what your home state or city has to do with that behavior.