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My frugal Valentine

Feb 10, 2012
Meg Favreau of WiseBread.com says that you don't need to break the bank this Valentine's Day. She shares some tips on what do come February 14th.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, valentine, spending, chocolates, flowers, dining, romance

The ups and downs of the fashion world

Feb 10, 2012
Ever wondered why a few scraps of cloth end up costing $5,000 on the catwalk? Or how designers manage to sell a $5,000 dress for just a few hundred bucks in stores like Target? Tess Vigeland pulls back the curtain on the fashion biz.
Posted In: fashion, Money, Retail, spending

Chocolate truffles three ways

Feb 10, 2012
Not only are homemade truffles much cheaper than buying them, your culinary skills will impress your sweetheart.
Posted In: valentine, spending, chocolates, flowers, dining, romance

Don't sweat your daily latte

Jan 20, 2012
Author Ramit Sethi discusses why fretting about small expenditures is a waste of time and energy. And why it's better to concentrate your energies elsewhere.
Posted In: frugality, spending, latte, Money, budget

The saving dilemma

Jan 20, 2012
Commentator Felix Click describes how tough it can be to enjoy your money when you're used to scrimping and saving.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, Money, budget, spending

How much should I spend? Well, show me a number first.

Jan 16, 2012
Behavioral economist Nick Epley at the University of Chicago tells us what "price anchoring" is -- and how numbers influence our judgment.
Posted In: psychology, spending, advertising

The psychology of 'price anchoring'

Jan 6, 2012
Ever run to the grocery store planning to buy just a gallon of milk, but come out with a cart full of items? A behavior science professor explains the numerical triggers that encourage us to buy more.
Posted In: psychology, spending, advertising

What makes us open our wallets

Dec 23, 2011
What is it about consumers that drives us to want so much stuff? You could blame Madison Avenue, but marketers alone can't make us open up our wallets to spend. Tess talks with author James Roberts about why we buy.
Posted In: shopping, spending

Overdoing the discounts

Dec 23, 2011
Who doesn't love a discount? Commentator Kristina Wong has benefited from group discounts on everything from meals to shoes to massages. But even she has a limit.
Posted In: groupon, spending, discounts

Retirement and creative spending

Dec 19, 2011
We often forget how creative people are at coming up with solutions to problems. Retirement is no different. Many retirees find that they can make significant cuts in expenses without slashing their standard of living.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings, spending

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