In a neat series of charts, NPR Planet Money looks at how spending changes over the course of an average American's lifetime. All the data are indexed against the average spending of 25-year-olds, which is when "Bars And Clubs" spending peaks, and not much else.
"Drinking At Home" peaks in the average American's 50s, as does "Sports, Movies, and Travel" and overall spending. This is also the point where the amount of money you spend on clothes drops off dramatically:
Being old is hard, and utilities are expensive. Go take a look at all the charts over at NPR Planet Money.