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Can we afford the consumer economy?

Jun 7, 2013
Marketplace will spend a week looking at all aspects of the consumer economy -- from businesses to workers to shoppers -- and ask: Can we keep going at this rate?
Posted In: consumer, consumer spending

What's worth spending more money on?

We all have priorities -- some of us have a weakness for shoes, while others scrape together pennies to pay for our (future) child's college education.

We want to know what kind of purchases matter to you: What's worth spending a little more for?

Tell us by tweeting to @MarketplaceAPM or posting on our Facebook page. You can also leave comments below.


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