Apr 26, 2013 A Visa study finds that prom costs about $1,100 -- but kids from families with incomes under $50,000, and kids with single parents, spend more on prom. Turns out there’s a long tradition of chastising the poor for spending “too much” on big life events.
Janell Burley Hofmann
Apr 25, 2013 What do you do when your child can't live without their digital tablet?
Apr 10, 2013 School lunch programs with stricter nutrition standards may be helping to reduce obesity in children, especially those who receive free or reduced lunches.
Apr 1, 2013 Consumers had a strong February -- spending jumped 0.7 percent and personal income rose 1.1 percent.
Mar 13, 2013 Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.
Feb 13, 2013 Netflix hopes new animated series will tap into the lucrative market for children's shows...and merchandizing.
Jan 31, 2013 The fiscal cliff debate may have ended on January 1st, but if you thought that was the last you'd heard of it, think again.
Jan 30, 2013 A Commerce Department report out today shows that GDP fell 0.1 percent last quarter, but consumer spending, business investment and employment continue to rise.
Jan 16, 2013 Despite the impending fiscal cliff, consumer spending turned out to be higher than expected this holiday season.