"How We Spend" is a visualization by Bloomberg Visual Data. It consists of a collection of interactive charts that smoothly animate between different arguments. Overall, the piece explores the question how the U.S. population spends money, and how that has changed over time. Consequently, U.S. spending data is analyzed in terms of its correlation with GDP and its overall composition (e.g. food, clothing, gasoline). Apparent trends, like the impact of the housing crisis, the increasing popularity of online shops, and the importance of cars and gasoline are highlighted and discussed.